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Margaret Beckman

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Margaret Beckman

Margaret Beckman is Chief Librarian, University of Guelph, and is the author of numerous publications and presentations in the fields of library building planning, library management and library systems. She has served as a member of both the Waterloo Public and Midwestern Regional Library Boards, and was also on a task force in the recent Ontario Public Libraries Programme Review.

Stephen Langmead

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Stephen Langmead

Stephen Langmead is an architect in private practice in Toronto, and was project architect for the McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph. He now combines architectural consulting for libraries and building renovations with the part-time teaching of design at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.

John Black

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

John Black

John Black is Associate Librarian, University of Guelph, and also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Political Studies. His fields of interest are information and communication technologies, and in addition to lecturing in that field he is the author of a book on propaganda and several articles on international communications and library information systems.