Vancouver Art Gallery Welcomes New Chief Librarian

Jane Devine Mejía, Vancouver Art Gallery's Chief Librarian. Photo credit Robert Hicks

Jane Devine Mejía, Vancouver Art Gallery's Chief Librarian. Photo credit Robert Hicks

The Vancouver Art Gallery has announced that Jane Devine Mejía has assumed the role of the Gallery’s chief librarian, following the departure of Cheryl Siegel after thirty years of service.

Mejía’s career spans over two decades on both sides of the Atlantic. She has managed library services and research collections at the United Kingdom’s universities at Cambridge and Brighton; at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana; and at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal. 

Originally from Vancouver, Mejía also served as a librarian at the Vancouver Public Library in the late 1990s.     

During her career, Mejía has received numerous accolades, including a Presidential Award from the University of Notre Dame in 2000 for distinguished service to the University.

Mejía has been author, co-author, and editor of numerous publications and directed a short film.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is delighted to have Mejía join the organization as it prepares for a new facility. Mejía’s knowledge and enthusiasm will stand her in good stead as she participates in the planning and transition of the Gallery’s Library and Archives to the new facility’s Resource Centre.

 

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