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Library Faculty and Staff


University Librarian

S.E. Parker, B.A. (Earlham), M.A. (Ind.), M.L.S. (Qu.CUNY), Ph.D. (Capella)


Deputy University Librarian



UBC Okanagan Library - Interim Chief Librarian

R. Janke, B.A., M.L.I.S. (Br.Col.)


Associate University Librarians


S. Armstrong, B.Sc. (Brock), M.L.I.S. (W.Ont.)

Digital Programs and Services

A. Bell, B.A. (Qu.), M.L.I.S. (McG.)

Research and Scholarship

A. Greenwood, B.A., M.L.I.S. (Br.Col.)

Teaching, Learning and Engagement and Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

J. Mitchell, B.A., M.L.I.S. (Br.Col.)


UBC Okanagan Library - Associate Chief Librarians

Engagement and Access

M.J. D'Elia, B.A. (W.Ont.), M.L.I.S. (Dal.)

Research and Administration

R. Janke, B.A., M.L.I.S. (Br.Col.)


Heads of Library Units

Asian Library

S. Eshghi Furuzawa, B.A., M.L.I.S., Ph.D. (Br.Col.)

Chapman Learning Commons

R. Mazar, B.A. (Carleton), M.T.S. (Harv.), M.L.I.S. (W.Ont.)   


M. Kim, B.A., M.L.I.S.

Communications and Marketing

M. Blackwell, M.A.(Tor). Director

David Lam Management Research Library

C. Sylka, B.A. (Br.Col.), M.A. (Qu.), M.L.I.S. (W.Ont.)

Digital Programs and Services

B. Sprout, B.A., M.L.I.S.

Education Library

J. Fairchild Simms, B.A. (Wash.), M.Ed. (St. John’s), M.L.I.S. (Wash.)

Finance and Facilities

J.P. Eidsvik, B.B.A. (Simon Fraser), CGA, Director

Human Resources

I. Reiche, M.Sc. (Trier, DE), Director

Koerner Library - Humanities & Social Sciences

D. Brigham (Interim), B.A., M.L.I.S., M.A.

Koerner Library - Research Commons

D. Brigham (Interim), B.A., M.L.I.S., M.A.

Law Library

G. Tsiakos, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., M.L.I.S. (Br.Col.)

Library Development

C. Lawson, M.A., Senior Director

Technology, Discovery and User Experience

P. Joseph (Interim), B.A. (Simon Fraser), M.L.I.S. (Br.Col.)

Music, Art and Architecture

P. Farrar, B.A., M.L.I.S. (Br.Col.)

Rare Books and Special Collections

K. Kalsbeek, B.A., M.L.I.S. (Br.Col.)

University Archives

E. Wodarczak (Acting), B.A., M.A.S. (Br.Col.)

Woodward Library

S. Taylor, M.Sc. (Qu.), M.L.I.S. (Br.Col.)

Xwi7xwa Library

S. Dupont, B.A. (N.Br.Col.), M.L.I.S. (Alta.)


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