President Jacques Frémont announced that at its meeting of February 14, 2023, the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors approved the reappointment of Talia Chung for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2028.
The Executive Committee also approved a title change for this position, from University Librarian and Vice-Provost (Knowledge Systems) to University Librarian and Dean of Libraries. This title change will be effective July 1, 2023.
Under Talia Chung’s leadership, the Library has continued to advance cutting-edge research and support learning, notably through launching Omni, spearheading open scholarship practices and leading transformative change during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms. Chung has also spearheaded open scholarship practices, and has strengthened and developed programs, services, and infrastructure necessary to move the University towards an open ecosystem of scholarly research and teaching. To reimagine our library spaces for the next generation of students and faculty, she initiated a Library Space and Design plan.
She has also been a champion of equity, diversity and inclusion, in particular by creating the inaugural position of Special Advisor on Inclusion, Diversity, Accessibility, Anti-Racism and Equity (IDAARE) to advance the Library’s work to create more inclusive environments for employees and library users alike.
Our warmest congratulations to Talia Chung on her achievements and her reappointment!