Nicole Nolan reappointed as Associate University Librarian

Nicole Nolan has been reappointed as Associate University Librarian, Research for a five-year term beginning Oct. 9.

Nolan joined Brock in 2017 from Western University, where she held several administrative positions with Western Libraries. She graduated from Western with a Master of Library and Information Science and a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

During her first term as Brock’s Associate University Librarian, Research, Nolan was involved with:

  • Leading the implementation of the Library’s new Omni search interface.
  • Collaborating on the Building Better Research workshop series.
  • Co-chairing the Research Data Management Strategy Working Group.
  • Contributing to the Library’s organizational redesign.
  • Co-chairing the Ontario Council of University Libraries Information Resources Committee.
  • Implementing HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service at Brock.

Nolan’s reappointment was conducted in accordance with the Faculty Handbook and involved an Advisory Committee, inclulding members Daniel Brett, Colleen MacKinnon, Jennifer Thiessen, Edith Williams and Elizabeth Yates.

University Librarian Mark Robertson said feedback received from the Advisory Committee was uniformly positive.

“Themes included Nicole’s authentic whole-person approach to leadership, her ability to listen and support employees, and build relationships and collaborations on campus,” he said.

Nolan will be Acting University Librarian from July 1 to Oct. 31 while Robertson fulfils four months of a one-year administrative leave.

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