Talia Chung was appointed University Librarian and Vice-Provost (Knowledge Systems) at the University of Ottawa in October 2018. She had also served as AUL for Research Services, Director of the Health Sciences Library, and Head of the library’s data, government information and maps unit. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa Library, Talia held leadership roles at Canada’s Library of Parliament. She received her BA and her Graduate Diploma (Computer Science) from Concordia University, and her MLIS from McGill University.
Since her arrival at the University of Ottawa, Talia advanced the development of institutional research data management services and played a leadership role in the launch of the Library’s innovative and experiential learning spaces within uOttawa’s Learning Crossroads facilities. She was instrumental in establishing Canada’s Women in STEM archive partnership with Library and Archives Canada, and secured major donations in support of the uOttawa’s Canadian Women’s Movement Archives.
Currently serving on the board for the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Talia is co-chair for CARL’s Open Repositories Working Group, and serves on the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Executive Committee.