Selinda Berg started her term as University Librarian at the University of Windsor in July 2021 and is responsible for providing strategic direction for the Leddy Library, while ensuring effective operational leadership in the management of human resources, finances, and facilities.
The University Librarian leads an exceptional team, which is made up of a team of 72 librarians and staff, who meaningfully contribute to the academic mission of the University and to the success of students and faculty.
Dr. Berg is actively involved in the University of Windsor community as a member of the senior administrative team reporting to the Provost & Vice-President Academic, serving on Deans’ Council, and Senate. By building and maintaining relationships across campus, she aims to strengthen the library’s position and strives to meet the academic needs of the campus community.
Dr. Berg came to the University of Windsor as a Health Sciences Librarian, supporting the Schulich School of Medicine’s Windsor Campus in July 2008, and has also held the role of Department Head and Associate University Librarian.
Dr. Berg holds a masters (University of Alberta) and doctoral degree (Western University) in Library and Information Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (University of Saskatchewan).
Selinda maintains an active research program that intersects with her professional interests including equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries; academic libraries’ institutional and community partnerships; research culture in academic libraries; and the professional identity of librarians.
In 2012, Selinda co-founded the Librarians Research Institute sponsored by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. she has consistently contributed to the sustained growth and impact of the Institute, which has become a key vehicle for strengthening the research programs of Canadian academic librarians.
In 2019, Dr. Berg received the Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries in recognition of her sustained leadership in building research capacity within Canada’s academic library community.