Chief Librarian to the University

The University of Alberta has begun the search for the next Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian and a Selection Committee has been established in accordance with GFC regulations. Committee composition is defined in the Faculty Deans Selection Procedure Appendix A: Dean Selection Committees for Individual Faculties.

Chief Librarian to the University - Selection Committee

Steven Dew, Chair, Dean Selection Committee     
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Susan Hamilton, Vice-Chair, Dean Selection Committee                        
Associate Vice-President (Research)

Robin Everall                        
Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Janice Causgrove Dunn
Committee on the Learning Environment     

Sean Luyk
Digital Initiatives Librarian

Kenton Good 
Digital Infrastructure Librarian       

Sandra Shores
Senior IT & Facilitates Officer

Christopher Lupke
Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Chair of East Asian Studies
GFC Elected Representative

Diane Schaub
Executive Assistant   

Firouz Khodayari 
Graduate Student

Ilya Ushakov
Undergraduate Student

Lesley Cormack
Dean, Faculty of Arts     

Janine Andrews 
Director, Museums & Collections


Consultation and Feedback

The success of a selection process relies on a consultative approach, with feedback and input from faculty, staff and students, and key stakeholders of the University. As such, members from the community that are served by the University are invited to share in the opportunity of selecting the Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian. The Selection Committee asks for your advice and opinion on the leadership needs of the University, the priorities, current issues, the future direction of the University and any other key issues.

All feedback is collected on a consultation form, and may be shared with the Selection Committee. Nominations of suitable candidates for the position of Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian are encouraged and individuals who wish to stand as candidates are invited to apply.

Town Halls will be arranged to introduce faculty, staff, students and stakeholders to the members of the Selection Committee, receive information about the Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian selection process and learn about how to get involved in this important endeavor. Forums will be held to present the final candidates to the University and to invite opinions on candidate suitability.

The selection of a Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian is vital to the success of the University. The views expressed by members of the University and wider community are important to the selection process.


Town Hall

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Location to be announced
12:00 to 1:00 PM

There will be an opportunity to raise questions or give comments regarding the Dean Selection process. All members of the Faculty are encouraged to attend this event.

Faculty Candidate Forums

To be announced 


Policy on Recording/Live Streaming Forums
Town Halls and candidate presentations will NOT be video/audio recorded or broadcast live. Forums and town halls are not considered "public" events in a selection process. They are an extension of the interview process, which is maintained as a respectful and confidential experience for the candidates. Town Halls and Forums are open to faculty, staff, students and stakeholders who are able to attend, and every effort is made to find suitable times for all to participate.