University of Ottawa (uOttawa) has appointed Talia Chung as university librarian and vice-provost (knowledge systems) for a five-year term from October 1, 2018, to June 30, 2023.
Chung previously served as associate university librarian for research services at uOttawa. She was an ARL Leadership Fellow in 2016–2017 and a member of the class of 2013 of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians.
Chung will succeed university librarian Leslie Weir, who stepped down June 30, 2018 (see page 23 of PDF), after leading the library for 16 years. Joan Cavanagh served as interim university librarian since July 1, 2018.
For more details about this transition and about Chung, see the September 20, 2018, uOttawa Library news release, “New University Librarian and Vice-Provost (Knowledge Systems): Talia Chung.”