Three librarians to join Laurier Library

Three new librarians have been appointed at the Wilfrid Laurier University Library.

Nazia Sheikh and Yanli Li have been appointed as School of Business and Economics Librarians (continuing track and LTA respectively), while Mark Weiler has been appointed as Web and User Experience (UX) Librarian.

Sheikh has employment experience at three business libraries, including most recently part time positions as business librarian at York University’s Schulich School of Business and reference librarian at York University’s Scott Library. She holds a Master of Information degree, as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History, from the University of Toronto. Sheikh commences work at Laurier on July 1, 2015.

Li, who brings extensive teaching experience to her new role, holds an MLIS from the University of British Columbia, as well as a PhD in Economics from Renmin University of China in Beijing. Her library experience includes, most recently, a position as business librarian at the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library at York University. Li begins working at Laurier on August 17, 2015.

Weiler, formerly liaison librarian at the James A. Gibson Library at Brock University, brings applied and research experience in UX and software design to the Web and User Experience portfolio. He holds an MLIS degree from Western University, as well as a PhD in Education from Simon Fraser University. Weiler, who undertook a co-op term at the Laurier Library while completing his MLIS, commences work on August 1, 2015.

"We are thrilled to have this dynamic and diverse group of individuals joining our Library,” said Gohar Ashoughian, Laurier’s university librarian. “With Laurier’s School of Business and Economics continuing to grow and innovate, Ms. Sheikh and Ms. Li are a timely addition to our team. I am also looking forward to Mark’s contributions as the digital sphere becomes more and more importance to our users and mission.”