Pascal has served in academic libraries in the United States and Canada since graduating from McGill University's Library and Information Studies program in 1995, 20 of those years in administrative positions. Beginning his career at Yale University, he later worked at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Notre Dame before returning to Canada, serving at the University of Waterloo as an Associate University Librarian (2011-2016) and most recently completed a term as University Librarian for Leddy Library, University if Windsor (2016-2021). He is a Fellow of the ARL Leadership Fellows Program, 2013-2015. He is currently working on a Masters, Political Science part-time at the University of Windsor.
Pascal also serves as liaison for Leddy's Polonia collection, Scholarly Communications Librarian for 2021-2022, and is working on Bibliometrics and Research Impact services for the Leddy Library.
While at Notre Dame, Pascal served as subject librarian for the departments of Economics and Econometrics, now a single department.
Pascal also currently is a Visiting Program Officer at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) for the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Task Force.
Pascal is a current member of the American Library Association, and member of the Steering Committee of the Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA). He is a past member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, American Medical Informatics Association, Association for Information Science and Technology, Association for Computing Machinery, Project Management Institute, Trusted Digital repository certification panel of the Center for Research Libraries, and a past Topic Committee co-chair at the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).
PV Calarco. “Creating an electronic resources valuation report for senior administrators at University of Windsor” 2017 Canadian Library Assessment Workshop (CLAW). October 25-27, 2017. Victoria, BC Canada.
I Kuchma, B Schmidt, K Shearer, PV Calarco, R Grim, A Lopez Medina, S Reilly, J Ruttenberg, D Tate. “Librarians’ Competencies in Support of E-Research and Scholarly Communication”, 43rd LIBER Annual Conference. July 4, 2014, Riga, Estonia.
PV Calarco. "IT Service Federation: Developing a Federated Model of Campus IT at the University of Waterloo and Library Initiatives." 2014 Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) Annual Meeting. April 29-May 2, 2014. Montreal, Canada.
PV Calarco, PJ Bracke, J Lute, O Beit-Arie. “Why co-develop? Thoughts and experiences from the ELUNA customer community and Ex Libris on partnering to develop new products”. 2014Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) Annual Meeting. April 29-May 2, 2014. Montreal, Canada.
PV Calarco, H Tabatabai, Y Eder. “Ex Libris Support Services - A Customer / Ex Libris Collaborative Review”. Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) Annual Meeting. April 29-May 2, 2014. Montreal, Canada.
PV Calarco, J Ruttenberg. “Update on the ARL/CARL/COAR/LIBER Joint Task Force on Librarians’ Competencies in Support of E-Research and Scholarly Communication,” Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring 2014 Membership Meeting. March 28-29, 2014, St. Louis, MO.
PV Calarco, J Frumkin, O Beit-Arie. “Library Brand Recognition: Generating Visibility in the Virtual Age” Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2013 Membership Meeting, December 9-10, 2013, Washington, DC. Video of this presentation available at: http://vimeo.com/85954622
PV Calarco, A Hitchens, K Newell-Kelly. “MOOCs and the Library”. Librarians Association of University of Waterloo (LAUW). November 27, 2013.
PV Calarco, “So that’s how its done here: Strategic planning compared at two different university libraries” 2013 Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) Annual Meeting. April 30-May 5, 2013. Athens, GA.
PV Calarco, D Thomas, A Greenburg. “Scholarly usage based recommendations: evaluation from a Canadian provincial consortium” 2011 International Group of Ex Libris Users (IGeLU). 11-13 September, 2011. Haifa, Israel.
PV Calarco, “An assessment of bX recommender system at University of Waterloo” OCUL ScholarsPortal Day 2011, December 9, 2011. Toronto, Canada
PV Calarco and M Dehmlow. “Primo Central and University of Notre Dame's resource discovery strategy” ALA Midwinter 2010 Meeting, January 17, 2010. Boston, MA.
PV Calarco & J Shubitowski, “Best practices for aligning IT with library business needs” Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) 2010 Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX. May 13, 2010.
PV Calarco, J Lute, S Julich, B Trotter. “ELUNA 2010 Leadership Development Workshop: what is ELUNA and how can I get involved?” Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) 2010 Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX. May 11, 2010.
PV Calarco, M Dehmlow. “We're in this together: project ownership, management and the art of collaborative inclusion” 2009 International Group of Ex Libris Users. September 9, 2009. Helsinki, Finland.
K Nguyen and PV Calarco. “Getting at users' preferences: focus groups to help shape a next generation catalog” Great Lakes User Group 2009 Meeting. October 22, 2009. Notre Dame, IN.
PV Calarco, M Dehmlow. “We're in this together: project management and leadership best practices” Great Lakes User Group 2009 Meeting. October 23, 2009. Notre Dame, IN.
PV Calarco, M Dehmlow. “We're in this together: project management and leadership best practices” 2009 Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) Annual Meeting. May 6, 2009. Richmond, VA.
PV Calarco and M Dehmlow. “Bringing next generation search to Notre Dame” Australian Academic & Research Library Network (AARLN) 2009 User Group Meeting. October 14, 2009. Victoria, Australia. Delivered via WebEx.
PV Calarco and M Dehmlow. “We have to do what by when?! Decisioning a next-gen catalog procurement recommendation in six weeks or less” Indiana Online User Group (IOLUG) 2009 Spring Meeting. May 15, 2009. Indianapolis, IN
PV Calarco, M Dehmlow. Primo: Bringing next generation unified search to Notre Dame” American Library Association Midwinter 2009 Meeting. January 24, 2009. Denver, CO.
PV Calarco, M Dehmlow. “Make it more like Google: next generation tools for library collections.” Indiana Library Federation 2008 Annual Meeting. November 19, 2008. Indianapolis, IN.
PV Calarco. “Digital asset management with Ex Libris DigiTool” 2008 Great Lakes User Group Meeting. October 22, 2008. Kendallville, IN.
PV Calarco. “E-Books and DigiTool – round table discussion” 2008 International Group of Ex Libris Users. September 8-10, 2008. Madrid, Spain.
PV Calarco, “A diversity of data: adventures in Aleph batch loading” 2009International Group of Ex Libris Users. September 8-10, 2008. Madrid, Spain.
PV Calarco, M Dehmlow. “A diversity of data: adventures in automated batch loading of vendor MARC records” Ex Libris Users of North America 2008 Annual Meeting. August 1, 2008. Long Beach, CA.
PV Calarco and M Dehmlow. “Next generation search: an overview and environmental scan” Dr. Strangelove, or How We Learned to Live with Google. October 26, 2007. Notre Dame, IN.
PV Calarco. “DigiTool for course support at Notre Dame” 2007 International Group of Ex Libris Users Annual Meeting. September 3-5, 2007. Brno, Czech Republic.
PV Calarco. “DigiTool at Notre Dame: its all about the image” 2007 Ex Libris Users of North America Annual Meeting. June 6-8, 2007. Spearfish, SD.
PV Calarco, J Scofield, R Tang. “User transaction log parsing and analysis in MetaLib 3.13” 2007 Ex Libris Users of North America. June 6-8, 2007. Spearfish, SD.
PV Calarco, M Dehmlow. “Next generation catalog: environmental scan” Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Love Google: A Mini Symposiium on the future of the library catalog. October 25, 2007. Notre Dame, IN.
PV Calarco. “Facebook: another node to grow ASIS&T” 2007 American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. Leadership Development Program. October 20-24, 2007. Milwaukee, WI.
PV Calarco. “Elements of a successful panel proposal for ASIS&T meetings” 2006 American Society for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting. Leadership Development Program: “How to Moderate a Panel.” November 5, 2006. Austin, Texas.
PV Calarco, A Bales. “DIY usability: a hands-on approach.” Websites That Work:Fall 2006 Joint Meeting of the Indiana Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology and the Indiana Online Users Group. November 17, 2006. Plainfield, IN.
PV Calarco, T Lehman, A Bales. “Make it more like Google: redesigning the library OPAC at the University of Notre Dame.” Presented at To Google or not to Google?: 2005 Summer Joint I-ASIS&T Program. June 17, 2005. Notre Dame, IN.
PV Calarco. “Critical mass: search technologies coming to your library – if they haven't already!” Invited keynote. Search Forward: Fall 2005 Meeting of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology. Chapman University, Orange, CA. November 18, 2005.
PV Calarco, LU Turman “Brave new world: developing and delivering a doctoral survey course in health informatics.” Presented at the 2001 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. May 25-30, 2001. Orlando, FL.
PV Calarco et. al. “Problem based learning Special Interest Group: PDAs in the curriculum” (Panel). 2001 Annual Medical Library Association Meeting. Orlando, FL. May 25-30, 2001.
PV Calarco. “Developing dynamic digital library services” Presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Council of Health Science Libraries, March 29-30 2001. Norfolk, VA.
LU Turman, PV Calarco, P Self. “To boldly go…enterprising instruction in cyberspace” (Contributed paper). Presented at the 2000 Mid-Atlantic Chapter Medical Library Association Meeting, October 18-21, 2000. Roanoke, VA.
SJ Thomas, RH Thiss, PV Calarco. “Writing a proposal for electronic reserves at Virginia Commonwealth University” Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply. 11(1), Fall 2000: 51-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J110v11n01_05
PV Calarco, J Yucha, D Huangfu. "Developing an enhanced data loader and web-based Interface for IBM Digital Library." Presented at the First Annual IBM Digital Library Users' Group. August 26-29, 1999. Richmond, VA.
P Self, PV Calarco, R Godwin-Jones, C Rand. “The Leonardo Project at Virginia Commonwealth University: building a university infrastructure.” Presented at Digital Libraries in the New Millennium: Building on Our Past. March 11-13, 1998. Richmond, VA.
SE Grajek, P Calarco, SJ Frawley, J McKay, PL Miller, JA Paton, NK Roderer, JE Sullivan. “Evaluating IAIMS at Yale” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 4:2 (Mar/Apr. 1997): 138-149. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC61503/
PV Calarco, RK Marone, G Harris. "Cost-effectiveness analysis of WWW-based electronic forms for interlibrary loans." Presented at the 1996 Annual Medical Library Association Meeting. Kansas City, MO. May 25-30, 1996.