Leadership transition at UBC Okanagan Library

UBC Okanagan Library would like to extend a sincere thank you to Heather Berringer for her years of service and dedication to the library as Chief Librarian. Heather will be transitioning to a full-time appointment as Associate Provost, Academic Operations and Services effective April 1, 2023.

Heather has been a valued member of UBC’s leadership team since her first appointment as UBC Okanagan’s Deputy Chief Librarian in 2012. She has provided continuous leadership in the planning, development and coordination of learning services at UBC Okanagan, leading to the development of new programs, spaces and innovative partnerships, including the opening of the Commons building in 2019, the establishment of the UBC Innovation Library and Student Learning Hub, and the creation of the British Columbia Regional Digitized History project.

“We greatly appreciate Heather’s significant contributions to the Library over the past eleven years and we will miss her tremendously,” says Dr. Susan E. Parker, UBC’s University Librarian.

During the search for the UBC Okanagan Library’s next leader, Robert Janke has been appointed Interim Chief Librarian for a one-year term, effective April 1, 2023.

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