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Library Contacts

Library Faculty & Administration

For detailed questions, an appointment with a liaison librarian may be appropriate. To make an appointment, please contact your liaison as below.

David Alexander

University Librarian 
p. 236.628.2402
e. david.alexander@viu.ca

Liz Laidlaw

Assistant to the University Librarian
p. 250.753.3245  ext 2030   Alternate Phone: 250.714.6311
e. liz.laidlaw@viu.ca

Lara Wright

Associate University Librarian - Library Operations
p. 250.753.3245 ext 2273
e. lara.wright@viu.ca

Jean Blackburn

Collections Coordinator; Library Systems
Liaison for: Health Programs (Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Health Care Assistant, Nursing, Practical Nursing); Music
p. 250.753.3245, ext 2091
e. jean.blackburn@viu.ca

Patricia Geddes

Librarian & Coordinator for Indigenous Initiatives
Liaison for: Indigenous / Xwulmuxw Studies; Aboriginal Education Services; Modern Languages
p: 250.753.3245, ext 2740
e: patricia.geddes@viu.ca

Natalie Hajduk

Reference & Instruction Librarian
Liaison for: Science and Technology; English as a Second Language
p: 250.753.3245  ext 2268
e: natalie.hajduk@viu.ca

Lucy Kiester

Librarian & Coordinator for Academic Transitions
Liaison for: Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation (ACP)
p: TBC
e: TBC

Caroline Korbel

Librarian & Coordinator for Copyright and Open Licensing 
Liaison for: Human Services programs (Social Work, Child & Youth Care, Early Childhood Education and Care, Social Services, Education Assistant and Community Support)
p: 250.753.3245, ext 6335
e: caroline.korbel@viu.ca

Dana McFarland

Librarian & Coordinator for eResources & Scholarly Communication; Library Systems
Liaison for: History, Indigenous / Xwulmuxw Studies; Faculty of Education; Community Scholars
p: 250.740.6332
e: dana.mcfarland@viu.ca

Luke McLeod

Learning Commons Librarian
Liaison for: Faculty of Management; Trades & Applied Technology; Creative Writing & Journalism; English; Theatre; Art and Design; Powell River Campus
p: 250.753.3245, ext 4287
e: luke.mcleod@viu.ca

Kathleen (KJ) Reed

Assessment Librarian, Data Services Coordinator
Liaison for: Media Studies; Studies in Women and Gender; Faculty of Social Sciences; Data Services
p: 250.753.3245, ext 2271
e: kathleen.reed@viu.ca

Daniel Sifton

Library Automation & Technical Services Coordinator; Library Systems
Liaison for: Faculty of Education
p: 250.753.3245, ext 2444
e: daniel.sifton@viu.ca

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