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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...
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Library Update – September 5, 2014
At the end of orientation week many of us feel a strange combination of energy and fatigue — it’s so great to see the students back, but it’s also such a busy time. Thank you all for the part you...
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Library Update – August 22, 2014
Spotted on campus last weekend, the first sure sign of the new school year — a small group of happy people learning the Oil Thigh on the steps of the old Victoria School. It made me grin as I rode...
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Library Update – August 8, 2014
This is a brief update following vacation and a short week, but I do have a few items of note. First, I want to thank all those who acted swiftly to limit the damage in the significant leak in...
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Library Update – July 25, 2014
The quiet of the summer campus is deceptive – underneath is a hive of activity.  As I go about conversations and work on various initiatives, it’s always interesting to see the combination of...
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Library Update – July 11, 2014
Good beautiful morning! I’m on the train to Toronto for a meeting with members of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Executive. The staff are as friendly and helpful as always, the...
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Library Update – June 27, 2014
We’ve moved from spring to summer since my last update, good timing for the theme of ‘renewal’ introduced by our Public Services Renewal project consultant, Rebecca Jones. It was good to see so many...