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Board Members

Aboriginal Library Services

Ms. Marilyn Belhumeur, Gabriel Dumont Institute Library - represents Aboriginal library services

Other Information Providers

Crista Bradley, University Records and Information Management Archivist - represents one person who is, or who is employed by, an information provider

Post-Secondary Education

Vickie WilliamsonDr. Vicki Williamson, Dean of the University Library, University of Saskatchewan - represents a library director from a post-secondary library or post-secondary library system

Dr. Williamson has centred her career on universities, holding senior leadership roles in academic libraries and university administration.

Dr. Vicki Williamson came to the University of Saskatchewan in 2006 to become the first Dean of the University Library. Prior to coming to the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Williamson resided in Australia, her country of origin, where her career included positions in Australian higher education, academic libraries and university executive administration. She was University Librarian at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia, including a concurrent appointment as Foundation Director of Australia's first Prime Ministerial Library - the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library from 1992-2001. Prior to moving to Canada, Dr. Williamson was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Administrative & Academic Support) at the University of Ballarat in Victoria from 2001 to 2006.

Dr. Williamson's research interests focus on the people dimension of strategic planning, innovation and change management, including education and training of the 21st century library and information services workforce.


Jennifer ShrubsoleJennifer Shrubsole, Library Teaching & Learning Coordinator, South at Saskatchewan Polytechnic - represents one other person employed by a post-secondary library in any capacity

Ms. Shrubsole is responsible for planning and developing the library instructional program, in conjunction with the northern Coordinator. Prior to her current position, Jennifer has worked as the Collection Development Librarian, New Technology Librarian, and Distance Education Librarian. She has work experience in Canada and the United States.

Public Libraries

Allan Johnson, Southeast Regional Library Director - represents a library director from a public library or public library system



Saskatchewan Library Association

Colleen Murphy, Acting University Librarian (Associate University Librarian, Academic Liaison and User Services) - represents a person chosen from a list of persons nominated by the Saskatchewan Library Association

Saskatchewan Library Trustees Association

Mrs. Karen Bonesky - representing the Saskatchewan Library Trustees Association

School Libraries

Carlene WalterCarlene Walter, Saskatoon Public Schools - represents a library director from a school library or school library system

Ms. Walter works for the Saskatoon Public Schools and is the Past-President of Saskatchewan School Library Association (SSLA). She is an avid advocate of teacher-librarians and the transformational use of technology in the classroom. Carlene blogs at TechyTeacher and Leading and Learning with Technology.


Karen Melle, School Board Trustee, Holy Family Roman Catholic School Board - represents a person chosen from a list of persons nominated by the Saskatchewan School Trustees' Association

Special Libraries

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 Melissa Bennett, Legislative Librarian for the Saskatchewan Legislative Library - represents a library director from a special library or special library system

Ms. Bennett is Legislative Librarian for the Saskatchewan Legislative Library, a position held since 2006. Prior to her current role, Melissa worked for the Government of Saskatchewan, Provincial Library, focusing on multitype library development and library planning and administration. She held previous work roles at the Saskatchewan Legislative Library. Melissa chaired the Saskatchewan Digital Alliance, an initiative of the Multitype Library Board, from 2006 to 2015. She served on the executive of the Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada from 2009 to 2013.


Suzy Bear, Librarian for the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR) - represents one other person employed by a special library in any capacity

Ms. Bear has been the Librarian for the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR) since 2012. One of the tasks Suzy has accomplished in her capacity as PAPHR librarian has been automating the library utilizing Springshare's software. Prior to this position, Suzy was employed by the Wapiti Regional Library as their First Nations Library Consultant. One of her tasks at Wapiti was collection development. After careful evaluation, she recommended books, which included First Nations and Metis content, for acquisition.

Suzy was also Librarian for the First Nations University of Canada, Northern Campus where she built the library and its collection from the ‘ground up'. During her tenure at Northern Campus, First Nations University partnered with the U of S and SIAST to bring the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan (NEPS) to Northern Campus. Suzy found herself building a health sciences collection to accommodate the NEPS program. Once again, she evaluated, acquired and ordered specific resources in order to meet the accreditation standards that were set by the University of Saskatchewan.

Provincial Librarian

Alison Hopkins is Provincial Librarian and Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Provincial Library and Literacy Office.

Provincial Library Secretariat Support to Multitype Library Board

Barbara Bulat, Director, Library Accountability and Administration

Regan Gunningham, Multitype Library Service Coordinator, Multitype Library Development