Michael Ridley

Michael Ridley

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

&Chief Librarian
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario CANADA
N1G 2W1

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(519) 824-4120 x52181
(519) 824-6931 fax

Email: mridley@uoguelph.ca

Website: www.uoguelph.ca/~mridley

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Michael Ridley was named the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2004 and has been the Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) since 1995.

The Chief Information Officer (CIO), as the enterprise information architect, is responsible for the overall strategy and policy administration of the University’s information technology, information services and information resources. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President (Academic), this position is accountable for providing the vision, leadership and advocacy for the development and use of information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) to further the academic mission and to support the administrative requirements of the University. The CIO will facilitate innovation and integrated solutions in support of teaching, learning, research, service and administration in an environment of strategic directions, collaboration and shared responsibility. The CIO has overall responsibility and accountability for the administration of the both Library (as Chief Librarian) and Computing and Communications Services (CCS).

Ridley holds degrees from the University of Guelph (BA), the University of New Brunswick (MA) and the University of Toronto (MLS). Previously he held positions at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University.

Ridley has served as President of the Canadian Association for Information Science, President of the Ontario Library Association, member of the Board of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and Chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries.

He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CKRN).

University of Guelph
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Enterprise Web Portal

Learning Commons

Ontario Digital Library

Research Collections

Post Literacy

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Last Updated: July 16, 2005