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Personal Librarian Program

In the fall of 2018, the Archer Library launched a personal librarian program, aimed at supporting students new to the university environment over the course of their first two semesters of study. The program pairs incoming students with a particular librarian or user services assistant who is designated as their “personal librarian” or "personal library guide." Students receive a series of six e-mail messages from their personal librarian / library guide. These messages each contain a personal greeting, and information about library services as well as other relevant supports on campus. From 2018 through the summer of 2020, students who had self-identified as First Nations, Metis, or Inuit on their applicaion to the University were included as recipients. The program was expanded in the fall of 2020 to include all new students.