Susan Cleyle is the Director of Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) at Memorial University. Leading a team of over 90 staff, Ms. Cleyle provides strategic leadership to advance teaching and learning support, technology-enabled learning and distance education within and external to Memorial University. As a senior representative of the university, Ms. Cleyle plays a key role in advancing Memorial’s overall academic plan, research, engagement, and teaching and learning mandates. Prior to this role, Ms. Cleyle served as the associate university librarian at Memorial’s Queen Elizabeth II Library since August 2003. For the better part of a decade she was responsible for administering the operations and staff of the QE II, comprised of about 30 librarians and 100 staff, and provided leadership and vision to the library’s nine divisions. In 2005, she became co-founder of the Canadian Library Association interest group – the Evidence Based Librarianship Interest Group – as well as co-founder of the first online, peer reviewed, open access evidence-based library journal. In 2008-09, Ms. Cleyle was president of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association and she is currently chair of The Partnership, the network of provincial, regional and territorial library associations of Canada. She also co-authored a book titled: Last One Out Turn Off the Lights — Is This the Future of American and Canadian Libraries?
Ms. Cleyle holds a BA in North American history from Mount Allison University and a master of library and information studies from Dalhousie University.
email: Su Cleyle