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Vivian Lewis Bio

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Vivian Lewis is the Associate University Librarian for Organizational Development at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario CANADA).  In this capacity, she is responsible for strategic planning and high-level initiative management.  In addition, she oversees assessment, budget, human resources, marketing and development.

Vivian holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, a M.A. from York University and a M.L.S. from the University of Toronto.  She is a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Academic Librarians and a fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute. 

Vivian is currently chair of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries' Building Capacity Committee.  Her current research interests include transformational change in academic libraries, the use of Balanced Scorecard as a planning and assessment tool and  core competency statements for  librarians.