The Library congratulates Alex McCulloch on his recent promotion to Head of Circulation Services. Alex will be a familiar face for many around campus, as he’s been a part of the Library’s Circulation Department for close to 25 years.
Alex becomes the Head of Circulation Services after holding the position of Lending Manager in Porter for five years. In this new position, Alex works with others to plan for and manage the Circulation Department effectively. This involves finding creative ways to maintain key services while responding to, and taking advantage of, technological and social changes.
Alex is looking forward to the challenges that await him. “Times are interesting in every direction,” he says. “In addition to staffing and technology changes there are copyright developments, collections issues, and more. I’m looking forward to helping the department manage changes in a way that we can enjoy.”
During his years at the Library Alex has witnessed many changes himself, the biggest being the creation of TRELLIS and the simultaneous formation of the Tri-University Group of Libraries (TUG).
He’s also been the initiator of many advances within the Library and has led some of the Library’s most high-profile projects in recent years including the implementation of the new course reserve system and the installation of new wayfinding signage in Porter.
Perhaps most notably, Alex was the Project Manager for the main floor renovation at the Dana Porter Library. The renovation was one of Alex’s favourite projects and he enjoys the positive results of the renovation everyday.
“It's very satisfying to see students engage with the features that we designed.” One of his favourite spaces is the seating area in Browsers. “I like the concept — that it’s flanked by notices of campus events and by the quotation wall. One of these events or quotations may be the starting place for a journey of discovery for someone.”
In the off hours, Alex enjoys travelling, home renovating, meditating, and “watching the Leafs and hoping for a run at the cup someday.”
Everyone in the Library congratulates Alex on his advancement to this new position!