Student Library Council

The Student Library Council serves as a formal channel of communication between Georgetown University Main Campus undergraduate and graduate students and the Library. The Council’s mission is to engage students with the Library, providing opportunities for members to advise and give feedback on improving collections, services and spaces, and discuss library issues affecting the student body.

Role of the Council

Council members will:

  1. Communicate student ideas, provide feedback about the Library's collections, services and space, and address present and future needs of the student community.
  2. Serve as ambassadors between the student body and the Library both by representing student views to the Library and helping to communicate information about the Library to their peers.
  3. Discuss how the Library can most effectively communicate its resources, services and plans with students and conversely, how students can most effectively communicate their wishes, needs and concerns with the Library.

Contact Information

For more information about the Council, contact Beth Marhanka, Head of Library Outreach and Engagement at or 202-687-7534.

Council Meetings

Meetings are scheduled from 5:00-6:15 pm on the following dates this year.

Tuesday, Sept. 26
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Thursday, Nov. 30
Tuesday, Jan 23
Wednesday, March 13
Thursday, April 11

Council Members

The Council may include student representatives from the following schools:

  • Georgetown College
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • McCourt School of Public Policy
  • McDonough School of Business
  • School of Continuing Studies
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Health
  • Walsh School of Foreign Service

See the list of current council members.

The Council also includes the following Library staff members:

  • Head of Outreach and Engagement, Beth Marhanka.
  • Head of Access Services, James Pape.
  • Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services.
  • Communications and Marketing Coordinator

The Council may invite Library staff members and other University administrators to attend meetings to discuss relevant topics.