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Library Update – January 9, 2015
Happy new year everyone! I hope you had a restful break over the holidays. It was good to see many of you at the staff breakfast on Tuesday morning. The month of December was a busy one right up to...
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Library Update – November 28, 2014
One of the great pleasures of my job is hearing how people in our library make a difference.  Last week, I was overjoyed for the student sending this note, and the librarian (Morag Coyne) receiving...
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Library Update – November 14, 2014
The Royal Society of Canada released the Expert Panel Report on The Future Now: Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory yesterday.  I’ve read it with interest and recommend at least a quick...
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Library Update – October 31, 2014
The Library Leadership Team agreed at its meeting this week on a set of projects that places the Public Services Renewal (PSR) project recommendations in the context of existing plans and priorities...
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Library Update – October 17, 2014
The Public Services Renewal project group submitted its final report last Friday. I’d like to thank the group for their guidance of the project, with the leadership of Sharon Murphy, and our...
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QUL People: Olivia Middleton
Today’s profile is a QUL person who has been a welcoming presence at service points since 1991 – Olivia Middleton.  Olivia started in Douglas Library in September of that year, moved to Stauffer when...
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Library Update – October 3, 2014
I’m delighted to let you know that Barbara Teatero has been selected for a Distinguished Service Award. Inaugurated by the University Council in 1974, this award recognizes individuals who have made...
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Library Update – September 19, 2014
Much of this week has had an external focus for me, but first, an update on some local matters. At the Provost-Deans group meeting this week I described our Public Services Renewal project, the...
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QUL People: Paul Clifford
This summer, Paul Clifford asked me about the profiles I did in 2012-13. Will there be more?  Good idea, I said. May I interview you? Paul was keen, and a new series has begun! This round is going to...