Brock’s new associate university librarian coming home to Niagara

Brock University Library is set to welcome a new associate university librarian to the team.

Originally from St. Catharines, Nicole Nolan has spent the past decade at Western University Libraries, where she played an instrumental role in organizational development.

“Nicole brings such a wealth of experience having worked for many years in academic libraries and in library leadership,” Brock Librarian Mark Robertson said. “Brock Library is fortunate to attract such a forward-thinking and experienced librarian for this role.”

Nolan comes to Brock from serving as research and instructional services librarian in the C.B. Johnston Business Library at Western. She has served in a number of administrative roles at Western including as acting assistant university librarian from 2013-2016 and acting director of the Business Library from 2011-2012. More recently, she was a co-lead on the Libraries’ Workforce Analysis Planning Initiative, and a member of the Strategic Planning Steering Team.

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work as an associate university librarian at Brock University,” said Nolan, a Western alumna with an academic background in Organizational Behaviour. “It is a really exciting time in academic libraries, and I am looking forward to being a part of the library community at Brock as we navigate new technologies, publishing models, scholarly communication platforms, and library services.

“I’m happy to be moving to the Niagara Region with my family. I have roots in this community and am delighted to be back,” she said.

Robertson extended his thanks to associate university librarian advisory committee members Ian Gibson, Evelyn Smith, Elizabeth Yates and Jonathan Younker, and to Patricia Mosca from Human Resources for facilitating the search process, as well as Laura Birkett for assisting with candidates’ visits.

Nolan begins her tenure at Brock on Oct. 9.

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