Health Sciences Library Advisory Committee

Chair & Contact:

Priscilla Worral, PhD, RN @ 464-4405
Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Nursing
Nursing Research
Room 1816B, University Hospital


  • Dana Alberico
  • David Auerbach
  • Carol Braund
  • Dana Cohen
  • Jennifer Cummings
  • Paul Cunningham, MD
  • Aneela Darbar
  • Mamtha Gautam
  • Denzil Harris
  • Philip Holtzapple, MD
  • Jackie Jackson Young
  • Rudy Lienhard
  • John Lucas, PhD
  • Joan O'Brien
  • Richard Sills
  • Eric Smith
  • Joseph Smith
  • Joseph Stein, PhD
  • Dennis Stelzner, PhD
  • Maria Wheelock
  • Cristina Pope, MS, Ex-officio


The Library Advisory Committee advises the Director of the Health Sciences Library, the Associate Senior Vice President, and the President on all library related issues from the perspective of faculty, staff and students from various constituencies throughout the University, including the four colleges, the research enterprise, and the hospital, other clinical and patient care activities, and the public. The Committee is charged to:

  • Consider the current and future needs of various constituent groups for Library services as may be referred to them by colleagues and/or the Director of the Library;
  • Serve as an informed liaison between the Library and various constituent groups that require information and services from the Library; and
  • Review functions, priorities and operating policies of the Library, and participate in planning activities by the Library.

In addition, the Committee shall serve certain administrative functions for the Library:

  • Act as Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee for Library faculty;
  • Assess on an annual basis the Library’s performance and recommend actions to the Director and the Associate Senior Vice President and
  • Evaluate and approve expenditures from the Syracuse Medical Alumni Library Endowment Fund.

Related Standing Committees/Subcommittees/Ad hoc committees/Task Force: