Lorna Rourke

Lorna E. Rourke is the university librarian at St. Jeromes University in the University of Waterloo, Canada. Prior to joining St. Jeromes University, Rourke was a liaison librarian at the University of Guelph. She has taught in the Master of Library Science program at the University of Western Ontario and in the Library Techniques program at Mohawk College. Rourke is a past president of the Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA), and a recipient of the OCULA Lifetime Achievement Award and of the University of Guelph Academic Librarianship Award. Her current research interests include mental health in universities, adult learners, generational differences in the workplace, and helping students and others understand the creation, dissemination, and evaluation of information. She has a Master of Arts in English and a Master of Library Science, both from the University of Western Ontario.

Last Updated: 04-10-2019

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