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John Teskey, Director of Libraries, University of New Brunswick to Serve as Vice-President/President Elect of the Canadian Library Association/ Association canadienne des bibliothèques


For Immediate Release

(Ottawa, May 29, 2008) John Teskey, Director of Libraries, University of New Brunswick, began his one-year term as Vice-President/President Elect of the Canadian Library Association/ Association canadienne des bibliothèques at the 2008 CLA/ACB National Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 24. He will assume the presidency in June 2009 at the end of the CLA/ACB Conference in Montreal.

John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role as Vice-President/President Elect of the CLA/ACB. In addition to his current position as Director of Libraries, at the University of New Brunswick, John serves on the OCLC Canadian Advisory Board. John Teskey been very active in the library community in many capacities including:

  • Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Vice President (2004/05)
  • Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) President (2006/07)
  • Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) Board of Directors (2006/07)
  • Canadian National Site Licensing Project (CNSLP) Negotiation Resource Team (2001/06)
  • Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL) Chair (1992/93)
  • Elsevier Science North American Advisory Committee (1999-2001)
  • Atlantic Provinces Library Association – President (1997/98)
  • New Brunswick Provincial Library Board (Ministerial Appointment 1997-2003)
  • OCLC Canadian Advisory Board – 2001-present
  • Canadian Institute of Historical Micro-reproduction (CIHM) President of Board of Directors

In 2005, John contributed a chapter to Last One Out Turn Off the Lights: Is the Future of American and Canadian Libraries published by Scarecrow Press.

The Canadian Library Association/ Association canadienne des bibliothèques, is Canada’s largest national and broad-based library association, representing the interests of public, academic, school and special libraries, professional librarians and library workers, and all those concerned about enhancing the quality of life of Canadians through information and literacy.   Comprehensive information about the CLA/ACB and its programs and services is available on the CLA web site: www.cla.ca.

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