Suzanne van den Hoogen

University Librarian
Academic Support Units

Faculty Member Information


Suzanne is the University Librarian at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS. She brings more than twenty years of experience working in and managing academic libraries. A Past-President of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association, she has also held leadership roles in other key regional and national organizations, including Vice-Chair of Novanet, Board member for the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL-CBUA), and Secretary of the Partnership: Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations. Suzanne was a member of the CFLA-FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Committee, and is a current member of the CFLA-FCAB Indigenous Matters Committee. Suzanne is committed to the academic library as a strong and vibrant resource for learning and research on campus. Suzanne has a passion for education and a strong background in developing and implementing new and innovative services.


M.L.I.S, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, 2009
B.A., Double Major: English, French, Saint Mary's University, 1991

Professional Licensures & Certifications

Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, Harvard University: Graduate School of Education, 2018
Certificate in Management Skills Development for University and College Professionals, Interuniversity Services Inc, HRA: Charlottetown, PE, 2007

Academic Work Experience

2018 - Present, University Librarian, Saint Mary's University
2012 - 2018, Public Services Librarian, Saint Francis Xavier University
2011 - 2012, Emerging Services Librarian, Saint Francis Xavier University
2010 - 2010, Liaison Librarian, Saint Francis Xavier University
2005 - 2010, Manager, Access Services, Saint Francis Xavier University


2018 - Present, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
2018 - Present, International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
2016 - Present, Canadian Federation of Library Associations
2016 - Present, Partnership: Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations
2009 - Present, ExLibris
2009 - Present, Nova Scotia Library Association
2005 - Present, Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA)

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

van den Hoogen S, Fleuren-Hunter K. "At your leisure pilot project: Providing leisure reading materials to a university community through an academic and public library initiative. Partnership", Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 12:1 (Fall - 2017)
van den Hoogen Suzanne, Parrott Denise. "Communication, collaboration and cooperation: An evaluation of Nova Scotia’s Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere (BARA) multi-type library initiative", The Journal of Academic Librarianship 38:6 (Fall - 2012), 321-325
van den Hoogen Suzanne. "Perceptions of privacy and the consequences of apathy: Biometrics in the 21st century", Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management 5 (Winter - 2009)


van den Hoogen Suzanne, Neilson Maggie, Sewell Raymond. "Extending the Hand of Peace and Friendship: Nurturing Reconciliation Through Campus Partnerships ", OLA Super Conference (Winter - 2019)
Davison-Kotler Evan, Krueger Sam, Legere Mallory, MacDonald Jordan, Paz Maria, Stephens Kristen, van den Hoogen Ms Suzanne, Verberg Norine. "Student-Led Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement: Building Capacity through Partnerships", 21st National Metropolis Conference: Doing Immigration Differently (Spring - 2019)
van den Hoogen Suzanne, Parrott Denise, Costelo Debbie. "Past, Present & Future: Nova Scotia's Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere (BARA) Multi-Type Library Initiative", Regional Resource Sharing Workshop (Fall - 2018)

Other Publications

Brann Lesley, Corey Denise, Emery Laura, Fleuren-Hunter Kristel, Gatto Cynthia, Head Joanne, Kelly Catherine, Lelliott Cynthia, Phillips Erin, Pottie Christina, Reynolds Angela, Schell Trecia, van den Hoogen Suzanne. "Reading Nova Scotia: 150 Books of Influence"
Nova Scotia Library Association (Winter - 2017)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Past President, Atlantic Provinces Library Association 2016/04 - 2017/04
President, Atlantic Provinces Library Association 2015/04 - 2016/04
Vice President, President-Elect, Atlantic Provinces Library Association 2014/04 - 2015/04
Vice President Membership, Atlantic Provinces Library Association 2011/04 - 2014/04