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Gwendolyn Ebbett

Dean of the Library, University of Windsor

Gwendolyn Ebbett

Gwendolyn Ebbett is Dean of the Library at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is also the University’s Copyright Officer. She previously held positions as Music Librarian and Head of Cataloguing at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.

Gwen serves as delegate to the OCLC Global Council, and is active on the OCLC Canada Advisory Council. She was a founding member of the OCLC Americas Regional Council Communications Committee. She was previously appointed as an alternate delegate for the OCLC Members Council for Canadian libraries as well as for the OCLC Global Council. Gwen was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL), as well as to the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) Advisory Committee.

For 20 years, Gwen has been proud to serve on library boards at a national and provincial level, including as Chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), as a member of the OCUL Executive Committee, as well as Treasurer for the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). Gwen chaired CARL's Information Literacy Task Force, was a member of the Synergies working group, and currently serves as Chair of the Committee on Research Libraries for CARL.

Gwen is particularly interested in scholarly communication initiatives, open education, copyright, and information literacy, and their impact on teaching and learning. She has been active in the advancement of new initiatives in Scholarly Publishing provincially, nationally and at the University of Windsor, piloting PKP's OJS, OCS and OMS, as well as establishing an Institutional Repository.

Gwen was honoured by the Mount Allison Faculty Association with the Dedicated Service Award (Group Award) from Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations with the Prix Nicole Raymond Award (FNBFA), and the Canadian Association of University Teachers Academic Librarians' Distinguished Service Award.

Term end date: 30 June 2016

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