The long-time Chief Librarian at the Prince George Public Library has been named the new University Librarian for the University of Northern British Columbia. Allan Wilson, who has been with the public library since January 2004, will assume his new duties at UNBC on Sept. 1.
“I’m very honoured to be chosen as the University Librarian for Canada’s Green University,” says Wilson. “A strong research library, collections, and staff expertise will serve the university and research community as a whole as we move towards a green, digital information future."
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Mr. Wilson to his new role here at UNBC,” adds Mark Dale, UNBC’s Vice-President Academic and Provost, and Chair of the University Librarian Search Committee. “He has a wealth of experience to offer the university community, and we look forward to working with him.”
As the CEO of the Prince George Public Library, Wilson was responsible for all operations of Northern B.C.’s largest library. Prior to his time in Prince George, he was the Chief Librarian and Deputy Chief Librarian at the Prince Rupert Public Library from 1996 to 2004.
Wilson earned a BA in Germanic and Slavic Studies, Russian, and German from Brock University, and a Master’s of Library Science from the University of Toronto. He has been a part-time history instructor at UNBC, and is a volunteer member of the Enhance PG Committee.