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Associate University Librarian (Research)

Barbara McDonald
The Associate University Librarian (Research) contributes to the overall strategy of the library and oversees the library's engagement with the university's research mission. The AUL (Research) is responsible for the Archival & Special Collections, Digital Strategies & Technologies, and Research & Scholarship teams.

Barbara McDonald holds an MLIS from Dalhousie and a BA (History/Canadian Studies) from Trent University. Before coming to Guelph in 2015, she worked at Memorial University (1990 – 2000), McMaster University (2000 – 2010) and Brock University (2010-2015). She has been an instruction librarian, Head of Lending Services, Head of Reference, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Head of Liaison, Associate University Librarian and Interim University Librarian.  

Since 2009 she has focused on open scholarship—working to understand the political, technical and economic challenges required to transform the scholarly publishing ecosystem into one which provides better access to knowledge.

Barbara McDonald
Acting Associate University Librarian (Research)
519 824-4120, Ext. 58526

Flora Laird
Administrative Assistant 
519-824-4120 Ext. 52307

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