Staff & Organizational Development Committee

2018-2019 SODC Members:

Renata Johnson
Thomas O'Brien
Bryan Arkin
Maggie Ng


Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Staff & Organizational Development Committee (SODC) performs a unique and critical role within the FAU Libraries.


The SODC fosters an esprit de corps through awards celebrations and other Libraries-wide social occasions such as but not limited to the new employee orientation/welcoming program, and celebrations of holidays,  promotions, retirements, and other receptions designed to encourage and celebrate all who work in the FAU Libraries. The SODC also supports the Dean’s initiatives to foster a happy and healthy work environment.  


The SODC serves as the planning and implementation body that organizes events to promote positive morale and foster a sense of collegiality in the FAU Libraries.  The Committee takes direction from and consults with the Dean prior to planning events. The Dean will work closely with SODC to provide a budget for library events, as needed.


Committee members are comprised of six to ten volunteer faculty and staff from all areas of the libraries, including the branch campus libraries. There are no set term limits, except for the SAS chair, who serves a two-year term.  While there are no set terms, members are encouraged to consider opportunities for other staff to participate and to step down or aside in order to provide other interested staff the chance to serve.