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."
Calarco began his library career at Yale University's Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and its Epidemiology and Public Health Library, before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth University Library and the University Libraries at the University of Notre Dame. He joined the University of Waterloo in 2011, serving as Associate University Librarian, Research and Digital Discovery Services, managing several departments and programs.
"Well grounded in consortial academic library activities, he understands the Ontario post-secondary educational landscape, and brings a depth of experience in collaborative service and a focus on student outcomes that will serve the Leddy Library and the University well," says the announcement from the University of Windsor.
"It is the start of a new baseball season, and as I thought of Pascal's upcoming departure for Windsor, I couldn't help but think of what a good baseball manager does in such situations – you go to your bench," wrote Mark Haslett in a memo to the Library distributed on Monday. "We are fortunate to have a "deep bench" in the Library. After consulting with the team’s owner, i.e. the Provost, I have asked Alison Hitchens to be Acting Associate University Librarian, Research & Digital Discovery Services. She has kindly agreed to do so. Alison will bring much to this new role from many angles and I have every confidence that she will do a fine job."
Hitchens will serve in the role from April 11, 2016 to April 30, 2017.