Chief Librarian, Saint Paul University (Ottawa)

Under the direction of the Vice-Rector, Academic and Research, the Chief Librarian of the JeanLéon-Allie, O.M.I. Library and Archives is responsible for:

• planning, organizing, managing, monitoring and assessing library activities by developing policies and regulations for internal management,

• developing and implementing programs and services in order to enhance use of the library for the University community, as well as other users,

• recruiting and ensuring the training of professional and support staff,

• preparing and administering the budget,

• sitting on various committees, including as an ex officio member of the Saint Paul University Senate,

• working in close collaboration with the University of Ottawa library regarding various services and activities

Associate Dean, Digital Initiatives, McGill University Library

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About “Gentle Disturbances”

The title of our new blog, “Gentle Disturbances”, is a tribute and a reference to the husband and wife artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s art consists of vast, temporary outdoor installations, such as the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin, the 24-mile Running Fence in Sonoma and Marin counties in California, and The Gates in New York City's Central Park. Christo has asserted that their art creates “gentle disturbances," designed to challenge traditional perceptions of the spaces and landscapes they inhabit. By encouraging viewers to see familiar landscapes in new ways, their art disrupts assumptions about permanence, ownership, and categorization.

While we claim none of the artistic or political impact of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, we hope that this blog and its many contributors will challenge us all to look at the landscape of academic libraries and higher education in new ways. We aspire to “gentle disturbances” of the kind that will lead to productive conversations and creative approaches to our common challenges.