Faculty Advisory Board

The creation of a Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) for JMU Libraries is critical to helping JMU Libraries meet the needs of faculty, students, staff, and the community. The FAB will provide valuable input and feedback on our JMU Libraries services, resources, and programs and ensure that they remain aligned with the evolving needs of the university. 

We aim to recruit 1-2 board members from each of the seven academic colleges who represent the diversity of our communities.

Nominate yourself or a colleague

Our open nomination process invites self-nominations and recommendations from deans, faculty, and staff from across the university.

Who can join?

The board will consist of 10-12 faculty members from across the university who have a wide variety of teaching responsibilities and experiences with the Libraries.

We seek advisory board members from both full-time and part-time faculty employment types (with a stipend for adjunct faculty members).

We actively encourage participation from faculty members who represent a broad range of disciplines and the diversity of our communities

What does the Faculty Advisory Board do?

The advisory board will meet 4 times per academic year: an in-person kickoff meeting will be hosted soon after acceptances are announced, and the board will meet on Zoom twice per semester, starting in Fall 2024.

Each board member will serve a 2-year term.

We want to hear from you!

If you have questions about the Faculty Advisory Board, please contact Emily Blake (blakeed@jmu.edu).

If you are unable to join the advisory board but you have feedback about your experience with the Libraries, please contact libraries@jmu.edu.

Thank you for helping us to continuously improve our services to meet the evolving needs of JMU faculty, students, and staff.