Dr. Williamson has centred her career on universities, holding senior leadership roles in academic libraries and university administration.
Bringing a wealth of experience with her, Dr. Vicki Williamson came to the University of Saskatchewan in 2006 to become the first Dean of the University Library. Prior to coming to the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Williamson resided in Australia, her country of origin, where her career included positions in Australian higher education, academic libraries and university executive administration. She was University Librarian at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia, including a concurrent appointment as Foundation Director of Australia's first Prime Ministerial Library - the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library from 1992-2001. Prior to moving to Canada, Dr. Williamson was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Administrative & Academic Support) at the University of Ballarat in Victoria from 2001 to 2006.
Dr. Williamson's academic qualifications include a Doctor of Education (Ed D) from Curtin University where her doctoral research was awarded the 1999 Australian College of Education (WA Chapter) Award for Excellence in Post-Graduate Research in Education.
Most recently, Dr. Williamson co-authored "The ART of People Management in Libraries: Tips for managing your most vital resource." published in 2010 by Chandos Publishing.
Dr. Williamson is actively involved in a number of associations. She represents the University of Saskatchewan as a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) among others.
Dr. Williamson's research interests focus on the people dimension of strategic planning, innovation and change management, including education and training of the 21st century library and information services workforce.
Dean's Office, Room 156 Murray Building
3 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A4
Telephone: +1 (306) 966 5942
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