June 30th marks the end of an era as John Teskey steps down as Director of Libraries (UNBF) after 23 years at the helm. John has led the system through major change, taking advantage at every opportunity of technological advances that have transformed both library collections and library services.
Evidence of John’s impact on UNB Libraries can be seen all around. From digital collections to online reference services, food in the library (the opening of the HIL coffee shop in the late 1990s caused quite a stir!), the launch of the Electronic Text Centre, the development of the Learning Commons, the introduction of group study rooms, and the implementation of two automated library systems (QUEST in 1995 and WMS in 2013), John has pulled us, sometimes kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century!
A celebration of John’s many achievements and contributions to UNB is being planned for the fall. Notices and invitations will be sent closer to the date.
In the meantime, we wish him well!