Louise White has been appointed to the role of acting university librarian effective Jan. 1, 2016, until a permanent candidate is recruited. Ms. White is currently associate librarian at Memorial University with responsibility for the Queen Elizabeth II Library, the Dr. C.R. Barrett Library of the Marine Institute, the Music Resource Centre and the Education Library. She comes to the role with experience in varied professional practice in academic librarianship and progressively senior administrative roles with Memorial University Libraries. Ms. White replaces Lorraine Busby, who completes the extension to her term on Dec 31, 2015.
Dr. Faye Murrin’s appointment as dean pro tempore of the School of Graduate Studies has been extended while the search for a permanent dean progresses. Dr. Murrin will serve in the role until April 30, 2016, or until a permanent candidate is recruited, whichever occurs first. Expressions of interest for the position will be received up to Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.
Dr. Martha MacDonald has been appointed to serve as acting director of the Labrador Institute effective Nov. 23, 2015, until a permanent director is appointed. Dr. MacDonald has worked with the Labrador Institute for more than 15 years, and prior to accepting this position, she served in the role of associate director. Dr. MacDonald replaces Dr. Keith Chaulk who resigned from the position effective Nov. 20, 2015.