A sad farewell, and a warm welcome

Monday, September 9, 2013

Kathy MacDonald, who has been the Liaison Librarian and manager of the Witer Learning Resource Centre (WLRC) over the past 5 years, is moving across the street to a new position as Head of Information Services and Resources at the University of Waterloo Dana Porter Library. We wish Kathy all the best in her new position - our loss, but maybe not really a farewell as she is not moving far enough away for us to lose touch!

And we have a new librarian joining the staff of the WLRC. Rebecca Hutchinson, who is currently the Liaison Librarian for the University of Waterloo, School of Public Health and Health Systems and the Department of Kinesiology, will cover Kathy's librarian duties until a permanent replacement is hired. Rebecca will be a great fit for Optometry as activities relating to collection development, instruction and reference services will be similar to her experience with health studies here at uWaterloo.

In addition to her work with uWaterloo Library Services, Rebecca also has experience working in public libraries, and is currently working part time at the Region of Waterloo library branches in St. Jacobs, Bloomingdale and Elmira. She completed a Bachelor of Environmental Studies here at uWaterloo, and Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario.

Rebecca will have office hours at the WLRC between 11am and 2pm, Monday to Friday, and you can contact her by phone or e-mail.

Welcome Rebecca, and we look forward to working with you!