During this time, Kim oversaw the building of the new library at the Canada Education Park, the renovation of the Abbotsford Campus library in 2017, and the CEP Library renovation in 2020. She guided the library in its transition from university college to full university status, overseeing our growth in budget, staffing and services. She has always worked with the librarians and library technicians with compassion and caring. She fully understands how essential it is to balance one`s personal and working lives to reach our potential. Kim is a strong supporter of the library’s indigenization activities. She uses her fundamental concern for the best interests of students and faculty to guide her policies and decision-making.
Kim has been an advocate for the library and represented the library on a number of UFV committees, including Senate, Academic Planning and Priorities Committee, Academic Continuity and the Senior Academic Leadership Team. In addition, Kim has provided professional expertise and leadership to the wider academic library community, in a variety of roles. The UFV Library has benefitted tremendously from our memberships in regional and national consortia, providing us with collection and service opportunities that we would never have afforded otherwise. These organizations depend on the service of committed members to operate, develop and grow, and Kim has contributed greatly to this through her knowledge, professionalism and commitment to the vision of these consortia.
In recognition of her many contributions and 33 years of dedicated service to UFV, Kim has been honoured with the designation of Librarian Emeritus.
We’d like to thank Kim for being our outstanding leader and wish her the very best in her upcoming retirement!
Posted by Patti Wilson, June 15, 2021