Library & Archives welcomes Emily Tufts as new University Librarian!

The Library & Archives welcomes New University Librarian

Emily Tufts will provide leadership for Peterborough and Durham campus libraries


Trent University’s Library & Archives is pleased to welcome Emily Tufts as our new University Librarian. Tufts is an energetic, forward-looking and passionate leader with extensive experience in library administration, information technology, data management, e-learning and assessment. She will provide strategic leadership to the Library, overseeing Librarians and Library staff at both the Bata Library and Trent Durham GTA campus Library & Learning Centre.

Tufts is excited to be a member of Trent University community and is already planning outreach to many other units on campus. She plans a collaborative approach to leading the Library and looks forward to making connections with faculty, staff and students. Tufts has been a champion for Indigenization and equity, diversity, and inclusion in her past roles and plans to continue applying these values while at Trent.

"I’m thrilled to be joining the Trent University Library & Archives team. The Bata Library renovation, as well as the expansion of programming at Trent Durham, has created new opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary knowledge creation. The Library is at the heart of the campus, and we are ready to connect with partners at Trent’s Peterborough and Durham campuses to support teaching, learning and research across the disciplines.”

Tufts previously worked at Ontario Tech University as Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources where she was responsible for reference and research support, information literacy, collections, and technical services. Prior to that role, Tufts served as the Manager of Library Services for Centennial College Libraries as well as Ashtonbee Campus Librarian.

Tufts’ home is Kendal Hills Farm, located in the Ganaraska watershed, where she and her family operate Graze and Gather Food, a farm-based business bringing food from local, sustainable farmers and producers to homes across Peterborough, Northumberland and Durham regions.

Tufts received a Master of Library and Information Studies as well as Bachelor of Education, Fine Arts and New Media from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Communication Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University. She continued her professional development, achieving certifications in Teaching Excellence from Humber College’s Centre for Teaching & Learning, and an Equity & Inclusion Specialist Certificate from Centennial College’s Centre for Organizational Learning & Teaching.


Emily Tufts can be reached at or at extension x7957.