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Who was Dr. John Archer?

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. The Library building was named after Dr. Archer in 1999.

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Dean, University Library and Archives

Effective September 1, 2022, the title of University Librarian was changed to become Dean, University Libraries and Archives. This is the first "Dean" appointment.

2022-Present Brett Waytuck

Past University Librarians

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
1933-35 Rowena Cantelon
1935-41 Mary E. Cameron
1941-56 Emma Bell
1956-61 Ruth Cordy
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
2006-2009 Carol Hixson
2009-2010 Dr. George Maslany (Director)
2010-2015 William Sgrazzutti
2015 Peter Resch (acting)
2015-2016 Colleen Murphy (acting)
2016-2022 Brett Waytuck