Saint Mary's welcomes new University Librarian

Suzanne van den Hoogen

Suzanne van den Hoogen

The Saint Mary’s University community has a new member. Suzanne van den Hoogen (BA’91), the recently appointed University Librarian, will be joining us on campus on Tuesday, August 7th.

"Being named the University Librarian at Saint Mary’s is an honour, and most definitely the highlight of my career," said van den Hoogen. "I am very excited about this opportunity, and I look forward to collaborating with the excellent library staff, engaging with students, and partnering with faculty to build upon the existing foundation of exemplary services and programs that the Patrick Power Library offers."

Suzanne brings more than twenty years of experience working in and managing academic libraries. She joins us from Saint Francis Xavier University, where she took on roles of increasing responsibility, including her current position as Public Services Librarian. Suzanne has also held leadership roles in key regional and national organizations, such as the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA), the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL), Novanet, and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations.

Suzanne is committed to the library as a strong and vibrant resource for learning and research on campus. With her passion for education and a strong background in developing and implementing new and innovative services, Suzanne will be a welcome addition to the library team and to Saint Mary’s.

Please join us in welcoming Suzanne to campus.