Annie Bélanger, a member of the Acting University Librarian Team, will be joining the Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan as its Dean of University Libraries, according to a memo sent by Vice-President, Academic & Provost Ian Orchard to Executive Council.
"Annie originally joined the University of Waterloo in 2008, first as the Department Head, Information Services and Resources, Dana Porter Library, and then as the Associate University Librarian, Information Resources and Academic Excellence," writes the provost. "Since May 2016, she has served as one of the three members of the Acting University Librarian Team. During her time at Waterloo, the Library has adopted an innovative, holistic approach to collections development and retention as well as a strong commitment to student engagement and wellness initiatives."
Bélanger will remain at the University of Waterloo through the month of May before starting her new role on June 5.
"Annie’s creativity, enthusiasm, and tireless energy will be greatly missed," the provost writes. "We have appreciated her vision of what’s possible and her commitment to making it happen. On behalf of the library community at the University of Waterloo and in Ontario, as well as the entire University of Waterloo administration, faculty, staff, and students, we wish Annie all the best in her new position."