Silvia Vong appointed new Head of Public Services

Dear members of the USMC community,

I am very pleased to announce that Silvia Vong, our Collaborative Learning Librarian since 2012, has been appointed our new Head of Public Services starting May 1, 2017.

In her new role, Silvia will be managing both the library facilities and our circulation services.  Drawing on her deep knowledge in the field of information literacy and library services, she will also bring renewed energy, attention, and innovation to our public-services programming for the whole USMC community, including the development of new scholarly and research events, outreach and promotion of library services and resources to St. Mike’s students and faculty.

For more information on her background and experience, please see Silvia’s bio below.


Sheril Hook
Chief Librarian, John M. Kelly Library
University of St. Michael’s College


Silvia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Art History and Geography from Queen’s University. She pursued a Master of Library and Information Science degree at the University of Western Ontario and has a Master of Education degree from York University. Her primary research interest is around the undergraduate learning experience.

As our Collaborative Learning Librarian, Silvia worked closely with the Book and Media Studies program, including teaching classes and research support. Before joining the Kelly in 2012, Silvia’s experience included reference, liaison, and e-learning work at York University, Brock University, and the University of Guelph-Humber.

Contact Information:

Silvia Vong
Head of Public Services
John M. Kelly Library
113 St. Joseph Street
+1-416-926-1300 ext.3092