Library Student Advisory Council

About the Library Student Advisory Council

The purpose of the Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC) is to provide a formal channel of communication between students and the Library Administration. The LSAC discusses matters related to all the University libraries— Crerar, D'Angelo Law, Eckhart, Mansueto, Regenstein, and Social Work—including feedback about collections, access, services, and present and future needs of the student community. The Council also assists in making specific recommendations to improve the Library and considers proposals for future changes in services. Finally, members of the LSAC discuss how the Library can most effectively communicate its resources, services and plans with students, and conversely, how students can most effectively communicate their wishes, needs and concerns to the Library.

The Library Student Advisory Council includes representatives from the College, Divisions, and the Professional Schools. Several UChicago Library staff members also serve on the LSAC. The Library issues a call for applications to the Council annually or as representative positions become available. The LSAC meets at least twice per quarter. Membership is by application.


  • Sophia Balabanova-Gebreab - Class of 2024
  • Arnie Campa - Class of 2025
  • Gabriel Correa Ramos Alves - Class of 2025
  • Nevin Hall - Class of 2026
  • Nolan Shaffer - Class of 2026
  • Shreya Thota - Class of 2027
  • Alexandra Zhou - Class of 2027

Graduate Divisions & Professional Schools

  • Mohsin Abbasi - Booth School of Business
  • Tess Eschebach - Physical Sciences
  • Mercedes Garcia - Harris School of Public Policy
  • Maddie Healy - Humanities
  • Elena Hoffenberg - Social Sciences
  • Mahadeen Nashiru - Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
  • Adi Shiran - Divinity School
  • Yuyang Zhang - Humanities

Library Ex-Officio Members

  • Kristy Lueshen, Student Success Librarian (Chair/Coordinator)
  • Torsten Reimer, University Librarian and Dean of the University Library
  • Jen Green, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning
  • Rachel Rosenberg, Director of Communications
  • Rebecca Starkey, Head of Research and Instruction

Forthcoming Agenda Items

  • Dissertation Requirements
  • Community Engagement
  • Communications and Outreach
  • Improving Access to Resources