Become a powerful advocate for the values and future of libraries and librarianship. Be informed, strategic, passionate, and unshushed!
Wendy Newman joined the Faculty in 2004 and was appointed Senior Fellow in 2006. As a Lecturer, her primary roles are teaching and mentoring students in the library and information science stream and serving as a liaison between the Faculty and the professional and employer communities. With an extensive background in public, university, and educational librarianship as well as public policy advocacy, she has taught Advocacy and Library Issues for several years, additionally offering the course online jointly to other Canadian library and information faculties. Currently she also teaches a Special Topics course - Issues in Children’s and Young Adults’ Services - at the Faculty.
Wendy Newman is former President of the Canadian Library Association and the Canadian Association of Public Libraries. She was awarded the Ontario Public Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2009, and in 2004 received both the CLA’s Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award and the Faculty of Information Alumni Jubilee Award. She also holds a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2003) for community service.
More info: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/wendy-newman