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National Council


The University Libraries’ National Council is an advisory board that includes alumni, business professionals, educators, cultural leaders, and librarians from peer institutions.

The National Council meets semi-annually with the University Libraries to discuss library initiatives and projects.

Council Membership

  • Paul Koulogeorge (LA 88), Chair; Retired Vice President of Marketing, Advertising, and PR, Goddard Systems, Inc.
  • Louis P. Atkin, Day for Night Productions
  • Charles R. Brown (GR 78), Education Consultant
  • Shirley Brown (GR 81), Education Consultant, St. Louis Public Schools
  • James Goldschmidt (LA 73), President, Graphfix Lab
  • Lorraine J. Haricombe, Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas Libraries
  • Tanya Keskar, Undergraduate Student Representative
  • Susan L. Mintun (BFA83, BSBA83, MA10), Botanical Artist
  • Sunny Pervil (GR 74, GR 89), Professor Emeritus, Maryville University
  • Gabriel Ridout, Graduate Student Representative
  • Sarah Ringer, Retired Academic Librarian
  • John Schaperkotter, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
  • James Schiele (LA 51, GR 85, GR 11, GR14, GR15), Consultant, St. Louis Screw & Bolt
  • Corey M. Shapiro (LA 96), Attorney, Fultz Maddox Dickens, PLC
  • Ria Unson Sharon, Director, Digital Content Strategy, Washington University Marketing & Communications
  • Laura Epstein Shindler (LA 68), Financial Consultant
  • Jack E. Thomas, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Coin Acceptors, Inc.
  • William H. Wibbing (AB 71), Retired Head of Collections and Acquisitions, Washington University Libraries
  • Todd Zubler (LA 92), Attorney and Partner, WilmerHale