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Our new AUL settling in…

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Mark Robertson recently joined the University Librarians Office in July as Associate University Librarian for Information Services. Mark is one of two Associate Librarians who lead the development of library staff, services, collections and resources.

Mark represents the Libraries on pan-university developments such as the Learning Commons, Information Literacy Program, enhancing the student experience and improving library support for graduate studies. An important component of his portfolio is research and as such he is a member of the Council of Associate Deans, strengthening support for librarians who are active in the research arena and advancing new library research services.

Seven library units fall within the Associate University Librarian for Information Service’s area of responsibility;
Peter F. Bronfman Business Library
Leslie Frost Library
Steacie Science & Engineering Library
Scott Reference Department
Scott Circulation Department
Sound & Moving Image Library
Map Library

Mark has a Masters of Arts in Philosophy from McMaster University and a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. His previous experience includes a liaison and collaborations with the Departments of Psychology and Philosophy; he served as Program Co-Chair for Ontario Library Association Super Conference, was guest contributor to Global Voices Online and helped coordinate the Libraries’ most recent graduate student survey. Mark’s research activities include the history of AIDS in Toronto, virtual reference, and library user studies.

Mark  may be reached at markr@yorku.ca or ext. 55601.

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