Anne Dondertman new Associate Librarian at Thomas Fisher Library

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The announcement that Anne Dondertman ('88) has accepted the position of Associate Librarian for Special Collections and Director of the Thomas Fisher Library, has been met with enthusiastic and unanimous support, says Larry P. Alford, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries.

"It is a great honour to be appointed to this new position, which will bring together the three large special collections departments in the central library," Ms Dondertman says. "It is my goal to forge closer links among the staff of the departments, so that we can work collaboratively to find new and innovative ways to build and promote the collections, and make them more accessible to users."

Anne had planned to retire in June 2014, but agreed to postpone that retirement to accept this position.

"I look forward to continuing to work with her to support research and teaching through building great collections in the Fisher, Archives and Media Commons. Please join me in congratulating he," Mr. Alford said.

Anne holds the BA and MLS degrees from the University of Toronto. She has a long and distinguished career in rare book librarianship, largely at the Fisher Library. She has ably led the Rare Books and Manuscript Department and served as Assistant Director of Fisher since 2000. She has also led the Fisher with great distinction since July 2011 as Acting Director with responsibility for both rare books and the University of Toronto Archives. Ms Dondertman has worked with Brock Silversides in the Media Commons to obtain tax certification for many of the extraordinary media archive collections acquired in the last decade.