Review of McMaster’s Research Collections Released

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In June 2011, the University Librarian commissioned a review of the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections.  The review was triggered by the retirement of the Division’s Director, Dr. Carl Spadoni, after many years of distinguished service.

Reviewers Dr. Ken Cruikshank (Department of History) and Vivian Lewis (Associate University Librarian, Organizational Development), interviewed faculty, senior university administrators, library staff and external experts.  The final report calls upon the Division to build on strengths.  The reviewers propose thirty five recommendations for change covering collections, University Archive, services, staff and space.   For more details, please see the executive summary of the report.