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Library professional with subject area expertise in Education, Information Literacy, and Public Administration. Significant and progressive experience in collection development, client service delivery, ILS administration, instructional design and facilitation, budget creation and maintenance, integrated budget planning, staff scheduling ,supervision and human resources management,  public relations and advocacy, project management.


Sep 2014Dec 2016

Professional Masters in Public Administration

Queen's University

Public finance, policy design, program evaluation, human resources & project managment. Designed to advance current managers to the next level of leadership in respective fields of non-profit service provision, 

Sep 2007Jun 2011

Masters of Information Studies

University of Toronto

Part time studies while working full time in Academic Library management position allowed for contextual transference of  knowledge and skills to workplace. Foundational values and principles of access to information, collection development, and service to clients Personal  areas of study included Library Advocacy, Management of Information Organizations, Design and Evaluation of Information Literacy Programs.

Work experience

Oct 2011Present

Education Library - Teacher Resource Centre Librarian

Queen's University

Collect and maintain educational resources servicing K-12 classroom teachers across curriculum areas in both French and English environments.

Liaise with stakeholders to determine and deliver acquisition and service priorities. Provide professional development workshops for teachers and school library staff. .

Supervise full and part time staff.

Participate in cross departmental committee work designed to advance the strategic plan of Queen's University Library 

Supplementary Professional Role:

Queen's Continuing Teacher Education - Course writer and Instructor- Librarianship

Apr 2011Oct 2011

Temporary - Public Service Manager

Scugog Memorial Public Library

A targeted professional development opportunity, this role included developing community library programming as well as providing professional guidance for staff delivering the programs. Responsible for Library Staff scheduling,  payroll, training and supervision. Collection development and library resource acquisitions. Managed the adjacent Kent Farndale Art Gallery in co-operation with Arts Committee of the Library Board. Press releases, newsletter publication and other communication initiatives. Act as Library representative in absence of CEO.

Jan 2007Apr 2011

Library Finance & Admin. Manager

Trent University

A senior role within the Library and working directly with the University Librarian,responsible for Library budget creation and maintenance, human resources administration, employee customer service training, AODA , Health and Safety, and Human Rights legislation compliance, interdepartmental liaison, event planning, and ongoing identification of service initiatives compatible with a contemporary academic environment.

Sep 2005Sep 2006

Information Services Assistant

Pickering Public Library - Petticoat Branch

As well as general reference desk and circulation support, this position supported YA Librarian with information service program planning and delivery for YA library user community. Provided school outreach for grades 7 and 8 in Ajax/Pickering area schools in co-operation with Teacher Librarians as well as onsite outreach  for community groups from young children through to seniors.

Apr 2003Aug 2005

Reference & ILL Technician

Durham College / UOIT Library

Responsible for reference and information service provision to multi-faceted community of users including college and university level students and faculty.

Also fulfilled interlibrary loan needs of university faculty using VDX software, RACER

Sep 2001Apr 2003

Library Assistant

Brockville Public Library

Provided front line public library services to patrons in both circulation and reference desk capacity. Set up readers advisory displays, supported public programming initiated through Reference Librarian.

Sep 1995Jun 2001

Secondary Classroom Teacher

Annapolis Valley RSB

Classroom teacher of English, History, and Geography at the senior secondary level.

Active in development of Grade 12 English Provincial exam standards and member of marking & evaluation committee. Worked collaboratively with School Library Technician to develop emerging guidelines surrounding internet research and citation style. This development was a significant factor in my decision to move towards a career in professional Librarianship. 

Projects and Presentations


 Professional Development Initiatives

Queen's Centre for Teaching and Learning - Diversity and Inclusion in the University Environment - 3 part certificate - 2012

Strategic Planning - Learning Tree International - Toronto,  October 2011

Project Management for Academic Libraries - Project Management Institute- Schulich School of Business Executive Learning Centre - November , 2010.

Dealing with Difficult People - Skillpath Seminar - October 2010

Financial management for Information Organizations - U of T iSchool Institute, November 2009.

Professional Memberships and Committee Work

 Professional Memberships held

Ontario Library Association, Ontario Teacher Education Library Association, Ontario College of Teachers, Association of Library Consultants of Ontario

Committee Participation

  • OLA Superconference Planning Committee 2014, Co-Chair 2015, 2016
  • OSLA Writing Committee Contributing Member -  National Standards for School Libraries 2013.
  • Forest of Reading - White Pine Steering Committee - 2014
  • Peterborough Public Library Board - 2010-2014 Term


Professional Teaching Qualifications

Ontario College of Teachers /Province of Nova Scoti/