Member of the Programs and Quality Committee
Martha Whitehead is Queen’s University’s vice-provost and university librarian. Appointed university librarian in 2011, Whitehead provides leadership in the development of information resources and services to support academic programs and research. Her portfolio includes Queen’s University Library, Queen’s University Archives, Queen’s Research Data Centre and the Copyright Advisory Office.
A member of several advisory committees at Queens, Whitehead also serves on the board of McGill-Queen’s University Press. She is currently faculty co-chair of the Campus Community Appeal.
Whitehead has a master of library science from The University of British Columbia (UBC) and 30 years of professional academic library experience, including, prior to her work at Queens, 19 years with the UBC Library. Her work there included responsibilities in distance learning services, borrower services, reference services, library systems and oversight for library web development and library-wide information services supporting learning and research.
Whitehead is president of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, a past chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries, a member of the Research Data Canada Steering Committee and a member of the Tri-Agency Data Management Policy Working Group and a member of the Association of Research Libraries' Member, Member Engagement and Outreach Committee.
Her current work focuses on research data management services, collaborative futures for digital and print resources and the concept of “library-as-place”.