Arielle Lomness

Collections Librarian

Library Services
Other Titles: Subject Librarian
Office: LIB 246
Phone: 250.807.8410

Research Summary

Evidence-based collections development (acquisitions, renewals, and cancellations); Metadata standards; Open access collections; Digital preservation


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MLIS University of Alberta, 2013
BA University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, 2011

Selected Publications & Presentations

Lacey, S., & Lomness, A. (in press). Better together: Assessing a leisure reading collection for an academic and public library partnership. Journal of Academic Librarianship. doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2019.03.011

Armstrong, S. D., George, E., Lomness, A., & Taylor, S. J. (2017). We’re on a roll: Transforming e-book acquisitions in a shifting budget landscape. In Roll With the Times, or the Times Will Roll Over You. Charleston Conference Proceedings, 2016 (pp. 303-308). doi: 10.5703/1288284316462

Ishida, M., Lomness, A., Taylor, S., & Vis-Dunbar, M. (2017). Science Literacy Week: Building partnerships through a passion for discovery. In Dorothy Barr (Ed.), Blurring the Edges: The Osmosis of Ideas, Proceedings of the 43rd IAMSLIC Conference. Retrieved from

Lomness, A. (2016). Going local: Creating unique and special collections in an academic library. In B. R. Bernhardt, L. H. Hinds, & K. P. Strauch (Eds.), Where Do We Go From Here? Charleston Conference Proceedings, 2015 (pp. 188-193). West Lafayette: Purdue University Press. doi: 10.5703/1288284316253

Berringer, H., Gattrell, J., & Lomness, A. (2015). Special collections at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus library: Expanding our community’s access to local history. In Okanagan History: The Seventy-Ninth Report of the Okanagan Historical Society (pp. 106-113). Kelowna, BC: Okanagan Historical Society.


Arielle is currently responsible for coordinating the Library’s collections activities, including:
> acquisitions of new content
> maintenance of the existing collection
> gifts-in-kind

Additionally, Arielle is the subject librarian for the following subject areas:
> Biochemistry
> Chemistry
> Earth & Environmental Science
> Geography (Physical)
> Social Work


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