POLICY SOURCE: Evans Library - Policies POLICY NO.: 5893
TITLE: Student Library Advisory Council Guidelines SUBMITTED BY: Tom Misilo
DATE: April 09, 2008 APPROVED BY: Sohair Wastawy

Statement of Purpose

The role of the Florida Tech Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC) is one of representation of students and advice to the Dean of Libraries and librarians on matters important to the student body. The Council serves as an ongoing “think tank,” providing the Library with feedback and input on specific issues, including Library programs, systems, technologies, facilities, communication channels, and policies.


The Student Library Advisory Council membership will consist of up to 15 undergraduate and graduate students who are willing to represent and convey the opinions and concerns to and from the student body.  Selected by the Dean of Libraries via an application process, Council members will represent a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, online and on-campus, from across colleges, of both U.S. and international origins.  Vacancies will be filled as needed.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Dean consults with the group chair and/or vice chair to develop agendas and to share information with Council members, seeking student input on a variety of issues. Some of these include:

There are other distinct roles for the Council members and the Dean. These are:

Dean of Libraries will:

 Council members will: 

Achievements of the Council will be included in the Libraries’ annual report.


The Council will meet on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology four to six times a year.

Application form (online) will require name, Florida Tech email address, enrollment status (FT/PT, class standing), major/field of study, and brief statements of rationale/motivation for wishing to participate.