Harriet Rykse

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Associate Chief Librarian

  • Collections
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Discovery, Description, and Metadata
519-661-2111 x84850

Professional Biography

I have worked at Western Libraries since 2001 in various roles that include Library Assistant, Librarian, Unit Head, and Administrator. For the past 12 years my focus has been on building and managing academic collections and my research has aligned with this aspect of my work.


  • BSc Honours, Biochemistry
  • MLIS

Research Interests

My current research interests include collaborative collection development and collective collections. I'm interested in the development of shared print initiatives and their role in preserving academic collections.