University Librarian Mark Haslett is retiring after 20 years at the University of Waterloo.
Haslett joined the University of Waterloo in August of 1996 as Associate University Librarian, Information Services and Systems, having previously served at McMaster University in a number of library roles including acquisitions and systems development.
Effective April 18, Associate University Librarian Pascal Calarco will be moving to the University of Windsor to become that institution’s new University Librarian.
"Windsor's gain is Waterloo's loss," writes University Librarian Mark Haslett. "Pascal came to Waterloo in July 2011 and since then has made significant contributions as our Associate University Librarian, Research & Digital Discovery Services. He will be missed."
Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announce the launch of an exhibit honouring English Poet Laureate Robert Southey (1774-1843) in the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room. Southey was a poet of the Romantic School, one of the "Lake Poets" along with William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge, and was Poet Laureate from 1813 until his death. Southey was also a prolific letter writer, literary scholar, essay writer, historian, and biographer, and is credited with the first narrative recording of The Story of the Three Bears, which over time became Goldilocks.