Advisory Council

The Library Advisory Council is appointed by the Chief Quality and Education Officer and the Librarian and is composed of faculty and professionals from area universities and hospitals, and library professionals in the community.  The role of the Library Advisory Council is to offer advice to the Librarian on issues of importance in the policies and development of the Library and its contribution to the mission of Hospice of the Western Reserve.

 The purpose of the Library Advisory Council, in detail, is to further foster community support, create a network of friends and advocates, serve as an ongoing focus group for continual self-evaluation, provide feedback about Hospice of the Western Reserve Library services and programs, and to be a source of recommendations and creative ideas for Library development.

 Library Advisory Council members serve a two-year term and meet at least two times per year.  

 Current members include: Mike McGraw, Health Center Library; Anne Kolenic, RN, BSN, OCN, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer; Karen Ishler, MSASS; Martin Smith, Director of Clinical Ethics, Cleveland Clinic; Cathy Murch, MLIS, AHIP, Lake Hospital System Library; Marjorie Placek, CSU School of Nursing; Deborah Rorick, LCC School of Nursing.

To learn more about the Library Advisory Council, contat librarian Tom Hayes at