A Message from J.D. Victor Fitch
I have an exciting update: we broke ground for the new library on May 2, 2021. Many of you attended the ceremony over Zoom, reminiscing with us about the history of “the Hilltop,” and rejoicing with us as we finally saw this dream becoming a reality.
During the ceremony, we heard from current librarian, Sheila Clark, and from faculty and students; all emphasized the importance of libraries in undergraduate education. The excitement of student leaders was palpable as they spoke of the ways that the beautiful new building will improve their educational experience. Former librarians Joyce Tinkler Van Scheik and Carol Anderson Nicks offered prayers that the new library will strengthen Burman’s legacy of academic excellence and global service, and emeritus professor Denise Dick Herr and former librarian Keith Clouten explored some of the Burman library's unique history. Congratulatory messages from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada and from local dignitaries revealed that this library will enhance Burman’s service to both the Church and the central Alberta community.