Education

Education

Work History

Work History
2011 - Present

AV Technician, Media Library (Full-time, Contract)

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
  • Manage the day-to-day functioning of the Media Library, including:  incoming and outgoing media requests, trouble-shooting issues, addressing queries and liaising with teachers and teacher-librarians within the school board.
  • Collection development, including weeding and selection for purchase.
  • Catalogue new and back-log media, in English and French.
Sep 2011 - Present

Sunday Supervisor (Contract)

Markham Public Library
  • Oversee the functioning of all Sunday services and staff in an MPL branch.
  • Provide circulation and/or information assistance on an as-needed basis.
  • Trouble-shoot and effectively resolve issues.
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Information Services Librarian (Part-time, Contract)

Markham Public Library

  • Provide quality information services to MPL customers, including roving reference service.
  • Trouble-shoot and effectively resolve issues.
  • Assist in library programming on an as-needed basis.
May 2011 - Jun 2011

Sunday Information Services Associate (Contract)

Markham Public Library
  • Provide quality information services to MPL customers, including roving reference service.
  • Trouble-shoot and effectively resolve issues.
Jan 2009 - Aug 2010

Project Cataloguer, Graduate Student Library Assistant (Part-time)

University of Toronto, Robarts Library
  • Processed derived catalogue records for English books and classified them in LC.
  • Assigned to catalogue special collections such as Reference and other library material.
Oct 2004 - Aug 2008

Circulation Supervisor, Library Technician V (Full-time)

Trinity College Library, University of Toronto
  • Effectively trained and supervised 25 Student Assistant library workers in the Circulation department.  
  • Interpreted library policies to patrons, resolved issues fairly and offered alternative solutions when needed..
  • Provided basic reference and informational services on an as-needed basis.
  • Prepared statistical reports on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Maintained the Trinity library’s circulation web pages.
  • Served on the Trinity College Website Committee, the Trinity College Joint Health & Safety Committee and the University of Toronto’s Circulation Services Committee.
Sep 2002 - Oct 2004

Mortgage Funder & Mortgage Fulfillment Specialist (Full-time)

First National Financial LP
  • Reviewed and approved legal and financial documentation.
  • Established and maintained excellent working relationships with mortgage brokers and real estate lawyers.

Professional Associations

CLA -- Canadian Library Association

OLA -- Ontario Library Association

FIAA -- Faculty of Information Alumni Association

Recent Awards

2010 Margaret Canning Public Librarianship Prize

Volunteer and Leadership Experience

2011:

  • Panelist -- Bibliotech podcasts (about technology in libraries), available on iTunes.
  • Poster Presentation --  CLA 2011 Conference in Halifax
  • Convener --  OLA Super Conference 

2010:

  • Poster Session Presenter -- TRY (Toronto, Ryseron and York Universities) Conference, University of Toronto
  • Speaker & Volunteer -- IA3C Student Conference, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

2009-2010:

  • Treasurer/Co-organizer --Canadian Library Association Student Chapter, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Mentor -- Mentoring Programme, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

2008-2010:

  • Member -- Children and Youth Advocates, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Tour Guide -- Robarts Library, University of Toronto