Melody Burton, Chief Librarian at UBC’s Okanagan campus since 2005, has been appointed Deputy University Librarian for the UBC Library system. Burton will assume the new role starting September 1, for an initial term of one year. Burton will divide her time between the two campuses. When in Vancouver, she will oversee the collective work the UBC Library is doing to implement the Library Strategic Plan and measure the UBC Library’s impact in the community.
“Melody brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her new role,” says University Librarian Ingrid Parent, who is responsible for UBC’s overall library system.
“Additionally, Melody’s appointment to this position provides a timely opportunity for UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses to work together and strengthen our roles within the university and beyond.”
In May, Burton received the Canadian Library Association’s highest honour, the Miles Blackwell Outstanding Academic Librarian Award.