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I currently serve as Head of Reference & Instructional Services at OCAD University’s Dorothy H. Hoover Library and have promoted an active, innovative information literacy program at OCAD that includes a site intervention curriculum where studio-based pedagogy is used to facilitate the creation of site-specific works designed to be embedded in the library’s physical space. Through the creative production process, students learn to interpret and comment on topical issues in librarianship using their own uniquely emotive artistic voice.
I have tried to keep active in professional organizations and have presented at international conferences, including ARLIS/NA, ARLIS/UK and Ireland, IFLA, WILU, and the AICAD Student Success Conference.
From 2012 to 2014, I held an executive board position with the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and, among my duties as the Canadian Representative, managed the ARLIS/NA Canada Chapter’s Melva Dwyer Book Award in 2013 and 2014. Through this organization, I was invited by the President to serve as Chair for the ARLIS/NA Open Access Task Force in 2016 and 2017. After coordinating the production of an introductory report, I led a second phase of the initiative and presented findings at the society’s 45th annual conference in New Orleans as moderator of the President’ Choice panel on Open Access.
In my spare time, I play violoncello and maintain the principle position of the Counterpoint Community Orchestra and Arcady Choir and Orchestra.