The search committee was impressed by Mar’s passion for collections, sustained focus on equity, and human-centered approach to management.
“I want to cultivate a culture of EDI through intentional decision-making,” explained Mar. “That is to keep equity, diversity, and inclusion in mind at all times … I see intentional decision-making as often involving collaboration and consultation that allow us to incorporate the diversity of expertise and ideas of all involved.”
Mar has been an active member of several professional organizations, including the BC Library Association, and has served on the Boards of the Art Libraries Society of North America and the Association of Architecture School Librarians. Research interests include using intersectionality as a framework to identify and address bias in collection development and assessment.