New university librarian, AVPs chosen

The appointments of two associate vice-presidents and a new university librarian were recently approved by the Board of Governors.

Catherine Quinlan has been named University Librarian for a six-year term and will join the university in October.

The university librarian is the academic and administrative leader of library services at the university.

Quinlan was most recently director of libraries and chief librarian at the University of Western Ontario, where she administered a budget of $18 million and 240 full-time staff working in 10 sites.

She is also the former director of the Health Sciences Library in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University. Quinlan, who is completing a PhD at the University of Warwick, England, held academic positions at both institutions.

She replaces Ruth Patrick, who steps down at the end of June. Patrick, who has served as University Librarian for seven years, will take a year's administrative leave before returning as a reference librarian in the Education library.

Ted Dodds has been named associate vice-president, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer without term, effective June 9.

His responsibilities include central computing services, data networking, telecommunications, academic and administrative systems management, media services and UBC Press.

Previously, Dodds was director of computing services at the University of Windsor, where he managed a department of 55 staff.

Dodds replaces Bernard Sheehan, who left UBC to become president of the Technical University of B.C.

Both positions report to the vice-president, Student and Academic Services.

Frank Eastham has been appointed associate vice-president, Human Resources, reporting to the vice-president, Administration and Finance.