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Whittier College Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC): Welcome!

Beginning in Fall 2019, Wardman Library will be working with this student advisory council to better address the needs of our student population.

What is SLAC?

Established in Fall 2019, Wardman Library's Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC) gives students an active voice in library-related issues on campus.  This council serves as a two-way forum for information exchange between students and Wardman Library.  Meetings are scheduled twice per semester (Fall and Spring). Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

If you are interested in joining, please contact us at


The Student Library Advisory Council is charged with maintaining effective communication channels between student organizations, their members, and Wardman Library.  The Student Library Advisory Council serves as a conduit for the transmission of student needs and concerns to the administration and staff of Wardman Library.

SLAC annual reports

2019-20 Membership of SLAC

The Council's membership will be comprised of students and library staff.  Students will be required to serve a one-year term but could serve an additional term.

The goal of membership is to have an even distribution of seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen, commuters, and campus residents.  In addition, the council will have representation from ASWC and library student staff.‚Äč

  • Amber Brost
  • Erika Goetz
  • Laine Kotoski
  • Adela Lopez
  • Jade McBride
  • Tyler Putnam
  • Catherine Tang
  • Emily Villedrouin
  • David McCaslin, Library Director
  • Azeem Khan, Research and Instructional Librarian
  • Christina Mecklenburg, Library Administrative Office Assistant

Possible topics to explore

While the topics SLAC will address will be student-driven, these are possible subjects we may explore:

  • Improving library spaces (including furniture and artwork)
  • Development of events in Poet's Corner to highlight student work
  • Service improvement
  • Creation of specific library instruction workshops
  • Website concerns/improvements
  • Marketing strategies

If you have a suggested topic or concern that you would like SLAC to address, please contact us.