University Library Employees

This is a non-comprehensive list of faculty and public service staff in the University Library. To search all library employees, use the usask.ca site search.

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Chris Adams BA, MLIS Faculty Rank: Librarian

Librarian, Murray Library.

Liaison librarian for Anthropology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies, and selection for Political Studies.


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Robert Alary Library Assistant, Murray Library

Support for Data, GIS, and Government Information.


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Bree Allen BA, BEd Library Assistant, Education & Music Library

Reference assistance, circulation, new materials processing, displays, Historical Textbook Collection, communications and webpage maintenance.


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Cheryl Avery Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Archivist, University Archives & Special Collections


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David Bindle B.Mus-Ed., MLIS Faculty Rank: Assistant Librarian

Librarian, Special Collections.

Liaison librarian for Special Collections, Music.


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Catherine Boden MLIS, PhD Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Librarian, Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library.

Liaison to Biomedical Sciences, Rehabilitation Science, and Kinesiology.


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Donna Canevari de Paredes BA, MS Faculty Rank: Librarian

Librarian, Murray Library.

Liaison librarian for History, Classical Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies (Spanish and Ukrainian focus).


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Gwen Chan BA, Dip LIT Supervisor, Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library & Veterinary Medicine Library

Library operations including room bookings, user registration, fine inquiries, staff supervision, reference assistance, circulation. (Mon - Tue, Thurs - Fri in Health Sciences Library; Wed in Veterinary Medicine Library)


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Adele Charpentier BEd Supervisor, Education & Music Library

Reference assistance, circulation, undergraduate instruction, library operations, staff supervision, course pages, fine inquiries, and contact for extended practicum teacher candidates.


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Candice Dahl BA, MA, MISt Faculty Rank: Librarian

Learning Support Librarian, Student Learning Services

Liaison librarian for English, Drama, and MFA writing.


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Justina Datta BA, Dip LIT Library Assistant, Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library

Serials, communications, web page maintenance, reference assistance, circulation.


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DeDe Dawson BSc, MSc, MLIS Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Science & Scholarly Communication Librarian. Liaison librarian for biology, chemistry and geological sciences.


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Carolyn Doi MLIS Faculty Rank: Assistant Librarian

Librarian, Education & Music Library.

On leave until January 2020.


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Vicky Duncan BA, MLS Faculty Rank: Librarian

Librarian, Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library.

Liaison to Dentistry, Public Health, and Community Health & Epidemiology.


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Sue Emson MLIS Library Assistant, Education & Music Library

Reference assistance, circulation, undergraduate instruction, new materials processing, displays and Historical Textbook Collection.


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Joel Fonstad Learning Specialist, Student Learning Services

First-Year Experience and Learning Communities Coordinator


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Holly Fraser Learning Specialist, Student Learning Services

Math & Stats Help Coordinator and Structured Study Sessions


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Elana Geller Learning Specialist, Student Learning Services

Peer-Assisted Learning Coordinator and Graduate Help


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Angie Gerrard BA, MLIS Faculty Rank: Assistant Librarian

Learning Support Librarian, Student Learning Services

Liaison librarian for Psychology and Political Studies


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Crystal Hampson BA (Hon. Cert.), MLIS Faculty Rank: Assistant Librarian

Acquisitions Librarian, Collection Services.

Liaison librarian for Religious Studies, Art & Art History, and Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies (French and German).


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Craig Harkema Faculty Rank: Assistant Librarian

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Library Systems & Information Technology
Co-Director, Digital Research Centre


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Laura Harris Dip LIT Library Assistant, Law Library

Reference assistance, reserve, processing of new materials, and circulation in the Law Library


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Tim Hutchinson B Arts Sc, BSc (Hon), MSc, MS in Information Faculty Rank: Assistant Librarian

Head, University Archives and Special Collections


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Alison Jantz BA, MDiv., MLIS Branch Operations Manager

Branch Operations Manager of the Education & Music Library, Engineering Library, Law Library, Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library, Science Library and Veterinary Medicine Library.


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Lona Jenkins Library Assistant, Veterinary Medicine Library

Collections, reserves, reference assistance, circulation.


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Megan Johnson Dip LIT Library Assistant, Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library

Interlibrary Loans, reference assistance, circulation.


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Melissa Just MLIS, EdD Dean, University Library


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Steven Kabernack Library Assistant, Science Library

Reference assistance, serials, and circulation in the Science Library


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Gina Koehn Learning Specialist, Student Learning Services

Learning Skills and Structured Study Sessions


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Maha Kumaran MA, MLIS Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Librarian, Education & Music Library.

Graduate level instruction, citation software assistance, and education purchase recommendations.


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Jane Lamothe BSc, MLIS Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Librarian, Collection Services (Cataloguing & Assessment)


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Deborah Lee BA (with Distinction), MLIS Faculty Rank: Librarian

Indigenous Studies & Community Initiatives librarian, Murray Library.

Liaison librarian for Indigenous Studies and the University of the Arctic.


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Shannon Lucky BA, BFA, MA, MLIS Faculty Rank: Assistant Librarian

On leave Sept. 13, 2019 to Sept. 14, 2020

IT Librarian, Library Systems & Information Technology


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Liv Marken Learning Specialist, Student Learning Services

Writing Help Coordinator and USURJ Staff Advisor


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Beth Matheson Library Assistant, Science Library

Reference assistance, reserves, circulation, book repair and processing in the Science Library.


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Shelagh McDonald BA Library Assistant, Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library

Distance & Distributed Library Services, SHIRP website maintenance, reference assistance, circulation.


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Jo Ann Murphy BA, MLIS Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Head, Student Learning Services


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Susan Murphy BA, MLIS Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Librarian, Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library.

Liaison to Veterinary Medicine, Toxicology, and OneHealth.


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Ron Peters BA, MA, MA Library Assistant, Education & Music Library

Reference assistance, circulation, reserve and new materials processing, Historical Textbook Collection and serials.


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Kevin Read MLIS, MAS Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Librarian, Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library.

Liaison to Nursing, Pharmacy, and Nutrition.


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Megan Reist BSc, BEd Library Assistant, Law Library

Reference assistance, loose leaf filing, processing of new materials, and circulation in the Law Library


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Sarah Rutley BA, MA, MLIS Faculty Rank: Assistant Librarian

Data, GIS & Government Publications librarian, Murray Library.

Liaison librarian for Geography & Planning.


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Rachel Sarjeant-Jenkins BA, MLIS Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Associate Dean, University Library


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David Smith MAS, PhD Faculty Rank: Librarian

Humanities librarian, Murray Library.

On sabbatical July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.


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Charlene Sorensen BA, MLIS Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Associate Dean, University Library (on administrative leave until January 2020)


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Amy St-Jacques Program Assistant, Student Learning Services

Library Orientation, Learning Communities


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Justine Sturgeon Dip LIT Library Assistant, Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library

Collections, reserves, reference assistance, circulation.


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Karim Tharani BSc, MLIS Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

On sabbatical July 1, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019


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Donna van de Velde Program Assistant, Student Learning Services

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL), Structured Study Sessions (SSS) Support


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Erin Watson MLIS Faculty Rank: Librarian

Librarian, Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library.

Liaison to Clinical Medicine Sciences.


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Lexi Whitter Library Assistant, Engineering Library

Reference assistance, serials and circulation in the Engineering Library


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Virginia Wilson MA, MLIS Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Liaison librarian for the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the School of Environment and Sustainability, and the College of Engineering.


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Laurie Wing Supervisor, University Archives & Special Collections


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Greg Wurzer BA, MLS Faculty Rank: Associate Librarian

Librarian, College of Law, and Public Policy


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Li Zhang BSc, BEng, MLIS Faculty Rank: Librarian

Liaison librarian for computer science, mathematics and statistics, physics and engineering physics, and the College of Engineering.