November Feature – CARL Celebrates the Outstanding Work of Saran Croos

November 15, 2023 – CARL’s Equity Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group has launched a series of monthly features to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work and contributions of Indigenous, Black and racialized library colleagues, those with disabilities, and those of marginalized or minority genders, sexual identities, religious and cultural groups.

This month we are featuring the work of Saran Croos:

Saran Croos (he/him)
Engineering & Computer Science Librarian
University of New Brunswick Libraries

Saran Croos joined UNB Libraries in 2013. Before he received his library degree from Western University (2013), he was trained as a tool and die maker and worked as a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist at Lee Valley Tools in Ottawa. Saran also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Queen’s University.

Drawing on his background working in the manufacturing industry, Saran launched a tool lending program in 2015 in response to student feedback for hand tools for usage in personal and academic DIY projects. The tool library is based in the Engineering & Computer Science Library and has received $3500 in funding to date from the UNB Engineering Program Fund (EPF). The tool lending program has been very successful with students from all disciplines and helps support innovation, sustainability and maker initiatives on campus.


If you are interested in being featured or nominating someone for this series, please submit your initiative using our online form (you can view the list of questions in advance here). Expressions of interest are encouraged on an ongoing basis. Research or work highlighted can be in any field, and does not need to focus on equity, diversity, inclusion, or other related areas.

Previous features can be viewed here.