Andrew Colgoni

About Me

I'm an academic librarian with over ten years of experience in library leadership, information & science literacy instruction, front-line services, and technology support. My background in scientific research means I understand the needs of our users and can directly speak to the research process.

  • Residence Canada
  • Current Brock University
  • Position Associate University Librarian, Student Success


Master of Library and Information Science

2009 Western University

Specializing in technology

Master of Science

2006 University of Guelph

in Applied Animal Ethology

Honours Bachelor of Science

2003 University of Toronto

Zoology: Animal Behaviour


Associate University Librarian, Student Success

Sept. 2019 - Present Brock University Library

Services Librarian, Thode Library

July 2013 - Aug. 2019 McMaster University Library

Manager of services and spaces in H.G. Thode Library of Science and Engineering. I provide team leadership and supervision to a team that supports responsive, user-centered services.

Adjunct Lecturer

Feb. 2019 - Aug. 2019 School of Interdisciplinary Science, McMaster University

Adjunct status granted in recognition of work done as course Instructor in the Integrated Science Program, including co-leading (with Dr. Sarah Symons) the Science Literacy component in ISCI1A24, ISCI2A18, and ISCI3A12., and for contributions to the School of Interdisciplinary Science in the Faculty of Science.

Science Fluencies Librarian

April 2009 - June 2013 McMaster University Library

Responsibilities include information literacy instruction in the Faculty of Science, curriculum development and program planning in the Integrated Science (iSci) program and special project work in the library as it related to information literacy and/or science.

Awards and Honours

Leadership Development

Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians

Forthcoming: July 2019

Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute


The Institute's mission is to assist professional librarians aspiring to leadership roles to develop, strengthen, and evolve their leadership potential so that they may be better equipped to lead Canada's libraries or information service organizations or programs in the 21st century.

Leadership Management Skills Institute I


The three-day workshop is for supervisors, department heads, team and project leaders, and managers interested in developing their awareness, skills and confidence as a leader and manager. This highly interactive workshop engages learning through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.

ALA Emerging Leaders Program


The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity.

Executive Positions

President of the Board of Directors

Dec. 2017 - Present McMaster Children’s Centre Inc.

Governor, Board of Governors

July 2017 - Present McMaster University

Senator, University Senate

July 2017 - Present McMaster University


2016 - 2019 Ontario College and University Library Association

President / Past-President

2016 - 2018 McMaster University Academic Librarians' Association

Recent Work

Ad/Lib Presents: Library Marketing Year in Review 2018

2019 Toronto, ON

Presentation at Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2019

Member of the Committee to Recommend a New President

2019 - Present McMaster University

OLA Super Conference Planner for OCULA

2019 - Present Ontario Library Association

Planner, Intellectual Freedom Webinar

2018 - Present OCULA

Planned for June 2019, this webinar invites three speakers to present their unique perspectives on current and future challenges to intellectual freedom.


2017 - Present through OLA's mentoring program

Planning Committee Member, Marketing Libraries Think Tank

2016 - Present Ontario Library Association

Co-chair, Library Website Redesign Working Group

2016-2018 McMaster University Library

Planned and implemented a full redesign of the McMaster University Library website. User feedback was gathered, stakeholders were consulted, and a design was developed in conjunction with a design unit. Many content creators were trained to create and migrate content to new website.

Student Perceptions of Staged Transfer to Independent Research Skills During a Four-year Honours Science Undergraduate Program

2017 Symons, S.L., Colgoni, A., and Harvey, C.T.

Published in: The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Supercharge your Team Communication with Slack

2017 London, UK

Presentation at Internet Librarian International

Marketing for Special and Academic Libraries: A Planning and Best Practices Sourcebook

2016 Gordon, V. S., & Higginbottom, P.C.

I contributed two sections to this book: Moore, R. and Colgoni, A., Case Studies—Brands and Campaigns: Respect Campaign at McMaster University, pp. 64-66.; Colgoni, A., Case Studies—Visual and Print Marketing Materials: Ad/Lib Website, pp. 129-131.

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Hamilton, ON
andrew.colgoni .at. gmail
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