Sara Lochhead 1993-2002
Sara Lochhead graduated with a BA from Dalhousie University in 1975 and a MLIS from the University of Alberta in 1980. After graduation she held a number of positions: Head Librarian for the Association of Métis and Non-Status Indians of Saskatchewan (AMNSIS) in Regina, Saskatchewan (1980 – 1983); Team leader for Information Services at the Regina Public Library (1984 – 1985); Headquarters Librarian for the North West Territories Public Library Services (1985 – 1989); and Director for the Learning Resources Center, East Kootenay Community College, British Columbia (1989 – March 1993).

Lochhead became the University Librarian at Mount Allison in April 1993.  As University Librarian, she had many accomplishments. She was able to increase the number of Librarian positions within the library and was also able to double the acquisitions budget. Lochhead also convinced the Student Council and the student voters to direct their fund-raising efforts to the libraries, and worked with external donors to confirm planned giving. Finally, she saw the beginnings of the transformation of print journals to an electronic collection.

While at Mount Allison, Lochhead served on the Senate Library Committee, the Academic Matters Committee, the Dean and Directors Committee, the Faculty Council, the University Web Committee, the University Classroom Maintenance Committee, and the University Administration Labour Negotiating Team. From March 2000 to July 2002, while also serving as University Librarian, Lochhead was Assistant Vice-President of Student Administrative Services.  She concurrently studied at Saint Mary’s University where she graduated with a Master of Business Administration in 1999.

Lochhead left Mount Allison in 2002 to become the University Librarian at Acadia University. In addition to that position, in 2010, she took on the position of Vice President, Enrolment and Student Services.

Photograph courtesy of Sara Lochhead