Ontario: St. Lawrence College Losing Librarian in the New Year, Part of “New Student Success Model”
When St. Lawrence College students have a hard time finding that key piece of information, they go to the library. More often than not they’ll speak with Jill Baker, the college librarian.
But as of January 12th, all of that will change.
The position of Librarian will be replaced by an Associate Director of Libraries and Student Success. [Our emphasis] The person in this role will oversee various departments, with only 20 per cent dedicated to the college’s libraries.
In a statement to CKWS TV, the school says this is all part of a new ‘student success model’.
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See Also: Statement from Ontario Public Service Employees Union
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.