Vivian Lewis is University Librarian at McMaster University, a position she assumed in August 2013.
Vivian holds a M.A. from York University and a M.L.S. from the University of Toronto. She is a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Academic Librarians and a fellow of both the Frye Leadership Institute and the ARL Research Library Leadership Fellows program. She is the current President of the Hamilton Association for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art (one of Canada’s oldest cultural organizations), Vice-Chair of the Ontario Consortium of University Libraries (OCUL) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).
Vivian writes and speaks on a variety of topics including transformational change in academic libraries, new models of scholarly communication and core competencies for academic librarians. She was Co-PI on an Andrew W. Mellon grant focusing on the knowledge and skills required to support digital scholarship in a global context.
Vivian is a non-voting member of the Steering Committee as she is the representative for the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Her terms expires in December 2020.