Ryerson University Library is pleased to announce the appointment of John Papadopoulos as the Library’s inaugural Head Law Librarian. John holds a Master of Information Studies and J.D. from the University of Toronto (U of T), and is an accomplished scholar and instructor in the areas of legal research and writing. He has held the position of adjunct instructor at the Faculty of Information and Faculty of Law, U of T, where he also spent six years as Chief Law Librarian at the Bora Laskin Law Library. John has over 20 years experience working in academic and firm law libraries including his most recent position as the Director of the John W. Graham Library & Trinity College Archives at U of T.
As Head Law Librarian, John will be responsible for building a robust and innovative law library branch including a rich collection of quality legal resources, an outstanding legal research instructional program, and student focused services customized to meet Ryerson’s unique law curriculum. John will be joining the Library’s leadership team, reporting to the Chief Librarian, while also working closely with the new Dean of Law and law faculty members as they welcome the first cohort of students in 2020. “I am looking forward to taking on this challenge and to being part of the strong team at Ryerson University Library. Ryerson’s new Faculty of Law presents the Library with an exciting opportunity to develop a unique kind of law library essential for the success of the School’s innovative programming,” says John.
John will also be joining the librarian collegium and will be a key member of the TRSM/LAW liaison team where he will offer important contributions to the Library’s growing support of SRC.
“I am thrilled that John is joining the Ryerson Library team in this important new role. It is a fabulous opportunity to create a new specialized branch library, and I know John has the leadership experience and expertise needed for success,” says Chief Librarian, Carol Shepstone.
John will join the Library team on February 10, 2020.