The Library Committee

The university-wide Library Committee meets quarterly to address library service issues from the users’ perspective and works with library administration to get input from faculty, students, and staff concerning proposed changes in library policies and practices. Faculty and students who serve on this committee have a “global perspective” about services the library may be willing to provide, and become involved in committee projects.

Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, is the chair of the UT Health Science Center Library Committee for 2014-2015.


To serve in a consultative and advisory capacity to the President and Vice President for Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs and to work with and assist the Executive Director of Libraries in making recommendations for library practices and procedures. To review and advise in the development of priorities in the areas that have an impact on academic efficiency and effectiveness to ensure that the services provided by the library reflect the needs and interests of the academic community.

Faculty Members

Terms expire August 31, 2015

Acheson, Ashley (Medical)

Huynh-Ba, Guy (Dental)

*Pierknik-Yoder, Bridgett (Health Professions)

**Wallisch, Benjamin (Medical)

Terms expire August 31, 2016

MacNeill, Barbara (Dental)

Rahimi, Omid (Medical)

Shaw, Jennie (Nursing)

Terms expire August 31, 2017

Barrera, Carol (Nursing)

Palm, Michael (Medical)

Parsons, Helen (Medical)

Weintraub, Susan (Medical)


Boothe, Cally (Health Professions)

Dideum, Patrick (Medical)

Kim, Sun Kyung (Graduate)

Macias, Lauren (Nursing)

Rockey, Kelsey (Dental)

Ex Officio (voting)

Mok, Jacqueline (Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs)

Tesh, Michael (Vice President for Human Resources)

Tobia, Rajia (Executive Director of Libraries)


**Vice Chair