The University of Toronto Mississauga has announced the appointment of Ian Whyte as Chief Librarian.
Whyte has served as Acting Chief Librarian at U of T Mississauga since April 2012 and holds a bachelor of arts and master of library and information science from the University of Western Ontario.
His appointment follows an international search led by the U of T Mississauga Chief Librarian Consultative Committee and the executive search firm Janet Wright and Associates Inc.
Whyte joined U of T Mississauga in August 2003 after serving as Head, Research and Instructional Services, Allyn and Betty Taylor Library, the University of Western Ontario. In his previous role as Associate Librarian, Teaching and Learning at U of T Mississauga, Whyte was accountable for the management of the Library's teaching and learning mandates, including oversight of the use of instructional technology, reference and research, and the Learning Commons. He also managed front-line services and lead service assessment, marketing and communication initiatives.
As Chief Librarian at the U of T Mississauga, Whyte will continue to promote the links between the Library and the University’s faculties and strengthen the Library’s impact on teaching and student experience.
“Innovation is an important part of the Library’s vision,” Whyte said. “We will continue to bring out the best in our talented group of staff and to create an environment in the Library for innovation to flourish.”
Whyte will serve as Chief Librarian at the University of Toronto Mississauga effective December 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016.