William Michael CURRAN
William Michael CURRAN
Adjunct Professor, School of Information Studies
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 4850
Work E-mail: wcurran@uOttawa.ca
Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.
William Curran teaches in the areas of management and leadership at the University of Ottawa, as well as at EBSI (École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information) at the Université de Montréal. Prior to coming to the University of Ottawa, he was Director of Libraries at Concordia University in Montreal and prior to that, he was University Librarian at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec.
"My 30+ year career in the field has provided me with the opportunity to work in a corporate setting (Royal Bank of Canada) as librarian and corporate archivist as well as in the academic library setting. I joined McGill University Libraries as Reader Services Librarian in the Humanities & Social Sciences Area and Branch Services Librarian before becoming University Librarian at Bishop's University. Between 1981 and 1994, I was a part-time faculty member in McGill's Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, where I taught courses in Business Information. The opportunity to work in the corporate world, followed by my time in the academic milieu, has been a tremendous learning experience of which few librarians of my cohort availed themselves. I consider myself to have been very lucky. All the while, I was either teaching courses or guest lecturing extensively in the McGill, Université de Montreal and University of Toronto programs. Although I greatly enjoyed my time as an academic administrator, teaching has been the most rewarding of all undertakings. I'm a very strong believer in the pedagogical mission of the academic library and a firm believer that, as professionals, we must be prepared to manage our environments. The better prepared library and information studies graduates are to embrace management functions, the more secure information professionals will be about the future."
- ISI5104 Human Aspects of Information Systems
- ISI6144 Human Resource Management
- ISI6100 Special Topics: Leadership & Project Management