Carol Shepstone Appointed Chief Librarian, Ryerson University

Halifax, Canada, May 16, 2017 — Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette is pleased to have assisted Ryerson University with the appointment of Carol Shepstone as Chief Librarian effective September 11, 2017.

The following is an excerpt from the University’s release May 4, 2017:

Carol Shepstone has been working in academic libraries for more than 18 years. As the former university librarian at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, she helped transition the Library through periods of significant institutional change, and provided key leadership in planning the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre facility, which is set to open July 2017.  Her career has also included leadership roles with the University of Saskatchewan Libraries and positions with both the University of British Columbia (UBC) Library system and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Carol also has experience working in archives, academic research institutes, and public libraries.

Carol is an active member of many association boards, advisory committees, and academic library consortia. She is currently serving as vice-chair of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), and vice-chair of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL). Her research interests include organizational culture, perceptions of the value and impact of academic libraries, library building design, and intellectual property.

Carol holds a bachelor of arts in Cultural Anthropology (Museum Studies) from UBC, where she also received her Master of Library and Information Studies.  She is currently pursuing an LLM in intellectual property law from Osgoode Hall Law School on a part-time basis.

“I am thrilled and honoured to be named Ryerson’s new Chief Librarian. I’m excited by Ryerson’s student-first approach and the university’s commitment to research and innovation. Ryerson University is a vibrant academic community and I am looking forward to working with the Library and Archives team to advance collaboration with, and support for, our many user communities through the Ryerson University Library and Archives and Student Learning Centre.”
-Carol Shepstone, Incoming Chief Librarian, Ryerson University

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