Dr. John Archer was appointed as the first president of the University of Regina in 1974. In 1970, Dr. Archer was appointed Principal of the Regina Campus, then part of the University of Saskatchewan. Previously, Dr. Archer held positions with the Saskatchewan Provincial Library and served as Saskatchewan Legislative Librarian, Assistant Clerk of the Saskatchewan Legislature and Saskatchewan Provincial Archivist. He was director of libraries at McGill University, and associate professor of history at Queen’s University.
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Effective September 1, 2022, the title of University Librarian was changed to become Dean, University Libraries and Archives. This is the first "Dean" appointment.
The title of University Librarian dates from 1975. Previous to that the title Librarian and later Chief Librarian were used. Professor Doxsee acted as honorary Librarian. Until the mid-1920s, however, a system was in place where a different member of faculty assumed responsibilities for the Library each year.
|1913-33||Prof. E.R. Doxsee|
|1935-41||Mary E. Cameron|
|1961-67||Mary E.P. Henderson|
|1967-84||Sidney (Sid) Harland|
|1984||Margaret A. Hammond (acting)|
|1984-90||Ernest W. (Ernie) Ingles|
|1990||Stan Fielden (acting)|
|1990-98||William R. (Bill) Maes|
|1998-99||Dr. William (Bill) Howard (acting)|
|1999-2003||Robert (Bob) Foley|
|2003-2006||Dr. William (Bill) Howard|
|2009-2010||Dr. George Maslany (Director)|
|2015||Peter Resch (acting)|
|2015-2016||Colleen Murphy (acting)|