Master of Library and Information Science2009 Western University
Specializing in technology
Master of Science2006 University of Guelph
in Applied Animal Ethology
Honours Bachelor of Science2003 University of Toronto
Zoology: Animal Behaviour
Associate University Librarian, Student SuccessSept. 2019 - Present Brock University Library
Services Librarian, Thode LibraryJuly 2013 - Aug. 2019 McMaster University Library
Manager of services and spaces in H.G. Thode Library of Science and Engineering. I provide team leadership and supervision to a team that supports responsive, user-centered services.
Adjunct LecturerFeb. 2019 - Aug. 2019 School of Interdisciplinary Science, McMaster University
Adjunct status granted in recognition of work done as course Instructor in the Integrated Science Program, including co-leading (with Dr. Sarah Symons) the Science Literacy component in ISCI1A24, ISCI2A18, and ISCI3A12., and for contributions to the School of Interdisciplinary Science in the Faculty of Science.
Science Fluencies LibrarianApril 2009 - June 2013 McMaster University Library
Responsibilities include information literacy instruction in the Faculty of Science, curriculum development and program planning in the Integrated Science (iSci) program and special project work in the library as it related to information literacy and/or science.
Awards and Honours
Awarded to employees who have made an outstanding contribution, beyond that normally expected for their particular position, to the mission of the University. The highest staff honour at the University.
Member of the McMaster Honours Integrated Science Program Team to win the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Award, Presence Learning for “Learning through interdisciplinary science research”.
Recipient and two-time nominee for the Donald K. Norrgard Award for academic excellence and accomplishment in the areas of information technologies and systems, Faculty of Information Science, UWO.
Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic LibrariansForthcoming: July 2019
Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute2016
The Institute's mission is to assist professional librarians aspiring to leadership roles to develop, strengthen, and evolve their leadership potential so that they may be better equipped to lead Canada's libraries or information service organizations or programs in the 21st century.
Leadership Management Skills Institute I2014
The three-day workshop is for supervisors, department heads, team and project leaders, and managers interested in developing their awareness, skills and confidence as a leader and manager. This highly interactive workshop engages learning through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.
ALA Emerging Leaders Program2011-12
The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity.