Library committee at the SSL

The SSL welcomes feedback from all its users. Academics, researchers and students are represented through the SSL Committee on Library Provision and Strategy (CLiPS). The committee meets once a term, every Friday of Week 5.

Its remit is to provide guidance and advice to the Social Science Librarian on all aspects of library service provision in the SSL (such as opening hours, book selection and IT), and to consider all matters affecting the administration of the SSL (including the budget and staff).  

Each relevant department has an academic and student representative on the Committee to raise issues of concern, give feedback and pass on information from the Library. The Secretary is Jo Gardner.

The SSL endeavours to be very responsive to the concerns of our readers. Current departmental representatives are listed below. Please only contact your library rep with feedback about the SSL or issues you would like discussed by the committee. For questions about the SSL, or for help with using the library service, please contact the library directly. 

Committee members

Committee Chair

Ariell Ahearn Ligham, School of Geography and the Environment

Centre for Criminology

  • Academic: Leila Ullrich
  • Graduate: Elizaveta Strelnikova, Adam Kluge

Department of Economics

  • Academic: James Forder  
  • Graduate: Iulia-Claudia Bragin, Yukia Huang, Angela Zha
  • Economics for Development Graduate: Alina Runk, Robin Baumgartner 

School of Geography and the Environment

  • Academic: Ariell Ahearn Ligham
  • Graduate: Charlotte Wargniez, Maura Newell, Teresa Cochrane, Helena Lyng Olsen
  • Undergraduate: Clara Schurmann

International Development and Refugee Studies

  • Academic: Usha Kanagaratnam
  • Graduate: Shivangi Kaushik, Ila Zelmanovitz Axelrod, Eva Kristinova

Department of Politics and International Relations

  • Academic: Nick Owen
  • Politics Graduate: Brooke Weichel, Julian Jacobs, Humeyra Biricik
  • International Relations Graduate: Larissa Greul, Taylor Hendrickson, Victoria Devars
  • Politics Undergraduate: Treya Agarwal

Department of Social Policy and Intervention

  • Academic: Selcuk Beduk
  • Graduate: Victoria Tan, Gisele De Araujo, Marcus Mfuni, Simran Purewal, Nicola Tomlin

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

  • Academic: Joseph McAuley
  • Graduate: Ann-Marie Debrah

Department of Sociology

  • Academic: Aashish Gupta
  • Graduate: Haohao Lei, Zarina Fariha