It was with great sadness that the MSVU community mourned the passing of Librarian Emeritus Terry Paris last month. Terry retired in 2014 after working with MSVU for 42 years. His contributions and commitment to MSVU's Library & Archives and the larger library community were significant and far reaching. Terry's legacies include the early development of MSVU's library collection in the areas of women, gender, and queer studies which is now the strongest in the region. Terry's forward-thinking article 'Breaking the mould: How re-examining the allocation formula led to the creation of a dynamic role for the university's librarians' is highly cited and over the years academic librarians near and far have reached out to seek further insight into changing historical collection funding models.
Following retirement, Terry continued to generously share his deep knowledge of the MSVU Library's rare and special collections. He attended library BBQs, holiday luncheons, and regularly made weekend visits prior to the pandemic. Terry will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. More information about Terry is available in his obituary and a speech given at his 40th year service celebration which was published online for his retirement.
Tanja Harrison (she/her)
MSVU Library & Archives
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