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Staff & Administration • Mark Haslett

Welcome to the University of Waterloo Library

Mark Haslett in conversation with students in the lounge area of the Dana Porter Library

As University Librarian, I am frequently asked to speak about the role of research libraries in the 21st century. How are students using libraries today? What support are libraries providing to faculty members in an increasingly complex research environment? How has the role of libraries evolved since the Internet entered the mainstream two decades ago?

The recent strategic Library Review offered us an opportunity to reflect on these questions and on the essential role the Library plays in supporting research and learning at Waterloo.

I invite you to read the Library Update 2014 to learn about how the Library's new strategic directions — Advancing Research and Scholarship, Enabling Student Success, New Skills for New Times, and New Spaces for New Times — are inspiring new initiatives in the Library to advance the University's Strategic Plan goals.

As the University propels forward to meet pressing global challenges, the Library is positioned to play a vital role.

Mark Haslett
University Librarian
(519) 888-4567, ext. 33568

"…the purpose of a library is … to make possible that instant of insight when all the facts come together in the shape of new knowledge" - Eric Ormsby

Administrative Assistant
Last Updated: March 20, 2014