After 14 years as the Canadian Studies Librarian, Siôn Romaine has stepped aside to focus on other duties at the Libraries. Theresa Mudrock will took over as Canadian Studies Librarian effective July 1, 2021. We are so grateful to Siôn for all he has done for the collection and on behalf of the Center during his tenure as our librarian. Join us in wishing him the best in his next endeavor!
Welcome to fall quarter! While some of you may be taking a few weeks off from your teaching and learning activities to rejuvenate, others will no doubt be using this time to prepare for fall quarter or catch up on research interests. For those of you engaged in Arctic & Northern Studies, the Libraries has recently gained access to several SpringerNature published ebooks, including:
- Arctic Energy and Social Sustainability
- Arctic Triumph : Northern Innovation and Persistence, Baseline of Russian Arctic Laws (the first comprehensive translation of Russian laws that relate to the Arctic from the early 19th century to the present)
- Climate Change and Arctic Security : Searching for a Paradigm Shift
- Coast Guards and Ocean Politics in the Arctic
- Governing Arctic Seas : Regional Lessons from the Bering Strait and Barents Sea (the first volume in what will eventually be a three volume series)
- Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic (an overview of the most crucial geopolitical and security related issues in the Arctic)
- Human migration in the Arctic : the Past, Pesent, and Future
- Leadership for the North : the Influence and Impact of Arctic Council Chairs
- The Palgrave Handbook of Arctic Policy and Politics (which includes a chapter by Gary Wilson, our Northern Studies colleague at the University of Northern British Columbia).
Scholars interested in keeping current on the Arctic pulse in Ottawa (or on Ottawa in general) will want to bookmark the library link for The Hill Times, a subscription-only current affairs website that covers new and noteworthy happenings at the Government of Canada and Canadian Parliament. Coverage for The Hill Times extends back to 1989 – and it’s only available through the University Libraries!
Theresa is well-poised to take on this role, having served as the University Libraries subject librarian for history (including Canadian history) for over 20 years. In addition, Theresa has collection development responsibilities for African Studies and the Libraries’ Pacific Northwest collection. In 2008, Theresa was the first librarian to be awarded the Libraries’ Distinguished Librarian Award.
Siôn now serves as the Director of Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services for UW Libraries. In 2019 he was awarded the Harrassowitz Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award by the Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Libraries Association.