Discovery & Access

Our team’s mission is to create a library which promotes the discovery of new ideas and information and provides equitable access to collections, services, and spaces.

We are committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive and enriching environment for our user community and providing seamless access to the resources you need for studying, teaching, and scholarship.

Our team includes the following units.

Access Services

The Ask Us Desk is your first stop in discovering all the library’s services, workshops, and events.  We will help you find information, recommend sources for research, and suggest research strategies.

Library Accessibility Services (LAS)

LAS plays a lead role in ensuring that students staff members with disabilities have timely and equitable access to the Library's services and collections.

  • We provide expertise and assistance in accessible document creation and repair
  • We support SAS-registered students with reading, writing and studying by providing distraction-reduced study space, assistive technology access and training, and course texts in alternate formats

Library Website Development

We are responsible for designing an intuitive website that gives you seamless access to library resources. We customize and configure of many of our web-based applications, such as Primo.

User Experience

The User Experience Team conducts research with users to improve the quality of the library. We explore all aspects of the library; our website, our services, our spaces, and more. We also make all our reports available to the public.

Discovery & Access Staff

General Library Enquiries? Get in touch.
Looking for someone specific? See our staff list below.

List of staff who work in Discovery & Access
First Name Last Namesort ascending Title
Lisa Volmar Access Services Associate/Coordinator
Matt Van Ast Systems Developer, Library Web Team
Sherry Snider Library Assistant, Access Services
Romie Smith Library Associate, Library Web Team
Robin Sakowski Discovery & Access Librarian - Manager, Access Services
Lizabeth Pirstl Access Services Assistant
Randy Oldham Manager, Library Web Team & Web Development Librarian, Interim Manager of Library Information Technology Services