Mary-Jo Romaniuk

Vice-Provost, Libraries & Cultural Resources | University of Calgary

Mary-Jo Romaniuk is vice-provost (libraries and cultural resources) at the University of Calgary. Before coming to Calgary, she served as university librarian at the University of Manitoba, where she initiated master planning to reinvest in facilities and worked collaboratively with faculties to reimagine more diverse library spaces. With a focus on user needs, she added technology and new services, and she encouraged and supported inclusivity, particularly through enhanced programs, services, and scholarly dissemination to support Indigenous students. Prior to working at the University of Manitoba, she was the acting chief librarian at the University of Alberta, where she was awarded a Library Journal Mover and Shaker award for creating a partnership with the Edmonton Public Library to address students’ needs. Romaniuk fosters innovation, creativity, and uses emergent technologies to solve problems and advance strategic directions. She holds a PhD from Queensland University of Technology, an MLIS from San Jose State University and a BComm with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan.