Joining the UofG


 Rebecca Graham, Chief Information officer and Chief Librarian
or ext. 52181

The University of Guelph Library is a resource- and service-intensive place (both in person and virtually). Features such as extensive access to electronic materials (journals, books, data, multimedia), the TriUniversity Group of Libraries (which provides access to more than seven million volumes) and the Learning Commons (for support in learning, writing, research, technology and numeracy) are all designed to help you in your teaching and research and to help your students in their learning. The Library offers a wide range of services to support faculty in their roles as teachers and researchers, including:

  • Obtaining library materials (all formats) in your subject discipline, to support your teaching activities or your individual research interests
  • Provision of specialized sources of information such as data, GIS, archival and special collections, and media resources
  • Assistance with assessment or accreditation processes which require an evaluation of the Library’s collections and services
  • C onsultation with library staff regarding your information needs, as well as the development of information services to support your graduate or undergraduate students
  • Development and provision of instruction for your students in the development of information literacy, writing, learning, and other academic success skills.
  • Support with open access (electronic journal) publishing

In order to deliver these (and many other) services, t he Library is organized around five main functional teams: -
Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication team supports, enables, and contributes to the research process on campus by: engaging with the community to understand the research enterprise on campus; identifying researchers’ needs for support and collaboration in the research process and in scholarly communication; building relationships and making connections; and proactively and collaboratively developing sustainable, responsive programs and services.

Learning and Curriculum Support team advances the educational enterprise of the University and the mandate of the Library by enhancing learning through the provision of expertise, leadership, services and resources that support academic objectives and foster lifelong learning. This Team’s goals are to design and deliver a range of supplemental, integrated, and embedded services to meet the articulated needs of students in learning, writing, numeracy, technology, and information, data, and spatial literacies, and to enhance student engagement, retention, and the timely completion of programs. The team also provides the core services for the Learning Commons.

Information Resources team is responsible for the development and curation of the Library’s collections and for ensuring responsive and proactive support for the learning, teaching and research enterprise by providing a coordinated approach to collection development and management. The Team takes an innovative and diverse approach to managing resources in a constantly changing environment to ensure that relevant, unique and useful resources are available for users in ways that integrate seamlessly with their learning and discovery activities.

Discovery and Access team works to optimize findability, accessibility, and usability of resources - to seamlessly connect users with resources and services by: designing point-of-need assistance in all of its forms (all service desks, web-based tools, virtual and physical wayfinding techniques;  creating an adaptable information network and architecture and provide tools to enable discovery, enhance user productivity, and support the University and Library mission(s); enabling communications, public relations, and marketing for Library services, programs and events; and keeping abreast of emerging technologies and envision how they may be adapted to realize their potential for improving Library services and access to resources.

Archival and Special Collections team focuses on its role in capturing, preserving, arranging, describing and making accessible Guelph’s special, rare, and archival information resources. This area is responsible for the development, curation and preservation of unique collections which , within the broader network of provincial, national, and international archives, document specific areas of society—namely, agricultural history and rural heritage, apiculture, veterinary science, landscape architecture, culinary history, Canadian theatre, Scottish Studies, and local and regional history—and which also support the University’s learning, teaching and research programs, and those of the wider research community.
For more information, please visit the Library website, or contact:
Rebecca Graham, Chief Information Officer and Chief Librarian ( ext.52181