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UBC Library Bulletin May 31, 1991

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 ubc library bulletin
no. 224
SPECIAL EDITION may 1991
##* STAFF NEWS *#*
A Fond Farewell
Chuck Forbes, Doug Mclnnes and Bill Watson will be taking early retirement effective
June 30th. Together, Chuck, Doug and Bill represent 75 years of service to the UBC
Library. They shall be missed by all and we wish them well in their "second careers."
Chuck Forbes
Chuck obtained a BA in Geology at UBC. He started on an MA in English, and then
obtained a job as a Library Assistant in the Special Collections Division for a year. He
obtained his BLS at UBC, and was appointed as a reference librarian in the Sedgewick
Library in May, 1966. In July, 1968 he became Assistant Head of Sedgewick, and in March
1972, he became Head of the Humanities Division. After the amalgamation of Humanities
and Social Sciences, he became Head of the combined division in May 1984. In August,
1987 he relinquished his administrative responsibilities to become Colbeck Librarian in the
Special Collections Division.
Bill Watson
Bill obtained his B. Journalism at Carleton, and his BLS and MA in Islamic Studies at
McGill University. His first position was as Librarian of the Institute of Islamic Studies at
McGill, and as Assistant Professor. In 1965, he came to UBC as Assistant University
Librarian for Technical Services, and in 1969 he left to become University Librarian at the
University of Waterloo. In 1973, he returned to UBC as Assistant University Librarian for
Physical Planning and Development. In 1982, he became Assistant University Librarian
for Public Services (Central Libraries). From July, 1989 to August, 1990 he was appointed
Acting University Librarian.
Doug Mclnnes
Doug obtained his BA and Professional Teaching Certificate at UBC. He taught high school
for a number of years before returning to UBC to obtain his BLS. He was appointed as a
Reference Librarian in Special Collections in 1963. In 1964, he became Biomedical
Librarian, and in 1967, Assistant University Librarian for Public Services. He served as
Acting University Librarian from 1981 to 1982, and was then appointed as University
Librarian. In 1989, he stepped down to become Head of the Woodward Biomedical Library.
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