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Archer Library and Archives Releases 2019-2020 Annual Report

The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives continued to adapt and change in 2019-2020. Some of the changes were anticipated and expected, others were not. When we began the planning of the 2019-2020 Annual Report back in late 2019, we had decided to move primarily to an online format. This change became especially important as, with the pandemic, the whole world moved to a virtual environment in March 2020. Over the course of 2 ½ weeks, the Archer staff and faculty moved our services and supports to virtual delivery, ensuring that students, faculty and staff remained supported and library materials were accessible.

Although the changes resulting from COVID 19 in the last two months of this reporting period are the most vivid in our minds, we also want to celebrate and focus on the accomplishments in the 10 months prior to the start of the pandemic.

We are pleased to share with you the work of the dedicated staff of the Archer Library and Archives as they continue their support and leadership within the University community. This year, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we provided a photo booth and asked students to tell us, in their own words, what they love about their Library. Many of their comments have been shared in both the online and print versions of the Annual Report.

A few other items to highlight from the report include:

  1. An author reading by Joshua Jordan G.H. of his work Shopping Cart Boy: Poems of my Life. Presented in partnership with the ta-tâwa Student Centre and the Saskatchewan Library Association, we were all changed by Joshua’s description of his early life.
  2. The generous donation from David Lemon and Sylvia L’Écuyer of the complete oeuvre on paper of Mary Filer, a visual artist who studied in Regina.

If you have questions or feedback regarding our online or PDF annual report or Library services and resources, please do not hesitate to contact Brett Waytuck, University Librarian.

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