Mount Royal University’s Provost and Vice-President Academic Lesley Brown announces the appointment of Meagan Bowler as Dean, University Library effective July 1, 2018.
Bowler has been working in academic libraries for more than 16 years. She has been serving in an interim role as University Librarian for the last eight months, leading and directing the Library’s new and technology-rich learning spaces and programs in the Riddell Library and Learning Center, which opened in June 2017.
“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity,” says Bowler. “We have so much potential in this amazing new space and with our strong teams already in place, to really integrate with and partner with people and teams across campus and beyond, to provide exceptional learning and scholarly experiences for our community.”
Passionate about teaching and learning, Bowler has taught information literacy to students across a range of disciplines, and instructed credit courses in General Education and History. She received a Distinguished Teaching Award nomination in 2003 and since then served in a number of leadership roles at Mount Royal University, including Associate University Librarian for Collections and Digital Services, Interim Chair of the University Library and Coordinator of Library Collection Development.
Bowler is active in provincial and national library consortia and committees, including the Canadian Research Knowledge Network, the Council of Prairie and Pacific Librarians and The Alberta Library. Bowler’s research interests are in sustainable library acquisitions budget allocation and library collection assessment.
She holds a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Calgary, a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Saskatchewan.
Originally posted in the MRU Media Room