March 5,1998

William Curran appointed Director of Concordia Libraries

William Curran has been appointed Director of University Libraries, for a five- year term, ending May 31, 2003.
Curran has a BA from Loyola College, a Master's in Education from the University of Ottawa, and a Master's of Library Science from McGill University. He also holds a Certificate for the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) from Concordia University and a Diploma in Education from McGill University. He comes to Concordia from the post of Librarian at Bishop's University, where he was involved with the extension to the library building and the implementation of the GEAC automated system.
Curran's administrative experience includes positions at McGill University (Howard Ross Management Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Area Library) and the Royal Bank of Canada. In 1994-95, he was president of L'Association pour l'avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED).
He also taught as a part-time lecturer in the graduate school of Library and Information Studies at McGill (1981-1995).
He is looking forward to the challenge of administering a major university library, with its large staff component and diverse curriculum, especially with Concordia's excellent support services and up-to-date electronic cataloguing service.
A strong believer in the pedagogical role of the university library, he is also interested in establishing closer relations between Concordia and the library schools of both McGill University and the Universite de Montreal.
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