New Brock Library organizational structure now in effect

The Brock University Library has implemented a new organizational structure as of Monday, May 2.

Changes include librarians supporting academic programs in a new way, two new departments and a department name change:

  • The model of individual liaison librarians supporting units has been replaced with a multi-functional team-based approach. Each Faculty will have a team of librarians who will act as a point of contact and draw upon expertise from across library departments. Teams are listed on the Brock Library website.
  • A new Teaching and Learning Department will provide oversight for the library’s continuing and strategic role in instruction and support for teaching and learning activities across the curriculum.
  • A new Research Lifecycle Department now encompasses the Map, Data and GIS Library and brings together many of the library’s existing research-related services, including digital scholarship, research data management and scholarly communication.
  • The Access Services Department has been renamed User Services and Engagement to better reflect its expanded role in student and community outreach.

Brock community members interested in learning more about the library’s new organizational structure can attend a virtual information session on Monday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to noon. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss changes in more detail. No registration is required; simply join the meeting at the date and time it is planned.

Additional information about the Brock Library’s organizational changes is available in this Brock News article and this online document.

Questions can be emailed to University Librarian Mark Robertson at

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