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  • 2014: Master of Library and Information Studies
    University of Alberta
  • 2011: Bachelor of Arts, Major in International Relations
    University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Professional experience

August 2016 – Present: Assistant Professor/Librarian
Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB

Subject Areas

  • 2016 – Present: Psychology Program (teaching and collections)
  • 2016 – Present: Student Wellness/Counselling Department, Mount Royal Wellness Services (collections)
  • 2019 – Present: Health and Physical Education Program (teaching and collections)
    • Majors: Physical Literacy, Athletic Therapy, Sport and Recreation Management, & Eco-Tourism
  • 2019 – Present: Music Conservatory (collections)

Activities and Responsibilities

  • Information literacy instruction
  • Consultations with students and faculty to support teaching and research
  • Collection development, including assessment of physical and digital holdings, developing the monograph collection and evaluating new subscriptions
  • Collaborate with library and other faculty to design in-class assignments and resources
  • Develop in-depth online library research guides to support programs and individual courses
  • Work with faculty to find key research and assist with literature reviews
  • Serve on a variety of department and university committees to advance curriculum, teaching, and scholarship.

May 2014 – July 2016: Education Technology Facilitator
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Activities and Responsibilities

  • Instructional design (undergraduate and graduate level) for courses in education, pharmacy and dentistry
  • Coordination of the faculty research centre which involved working with faculty to design and set up large-scale studies, host research events, and provide technical support (hardware and software) for graduate student research.
  • Worked on various technology initiatives and project projects, particularly collaborating with faculty on integrating educational technologies into their courses and the classroom
  • Member of the Alberta open education Initiative project team which included public outreach, faculty support, development of the provincial open education toolkits and other communications initiatives.

September 2013 – April 2014: Graduate Technology Assistant
School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

April – August 2013: Information Architect
City of Edmonton Web Office, AB

March – April, 2013: Reference Librarian (Practicum)
Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

September 2012 – April 2013: Education Technology Mentor
Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

September 2009 – September 2011: Research Assistant
Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC

September 2008 – December 2010: Library Page
University of British Columbia Library, Kelowna, BC

*Additional work experience can be found on my LinkedIn page. A full CV can be provided upon request.

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

  • April 2019: Open Education Champion Award, Students Association of Mount Royal University.
  • May 2014: Award for Professional Recognition Library and Information Studies Student Association.
  • May 2014: Membership – Beta Phi Mu, International Library Science Honor Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • April 2014: Library Association of Alberta Student Award.
  • September 2013: Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta.
  • 2010: Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC) Award for Original Research & Presentation University of British Columbia 2010.
  • May 2009: Undergraduate Research Award (research grant) University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Technology Skills

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I possess a variety of technology skills from my lifelong interest in computers and through my professional experience. I’ve been interested in computers since I was five, and I read about technology trends on a daily basis. I’ve also been blogging about technology since 2013. Below is a non-exhaustive list of my technology skills.

  • Research tools: Qualitative analysis software (NVivo), textual analysis and visualization tools (Discover Text, Voyant, Tableau, Excel), survey tools (Qualtrics, Fluid Surveys, Survey Monkey, LibApps, Google Forms).
  • Maker technologies: 3D printing and scanning, micro computing (Raspberry Pi), programming, data and visualization.
  • Multimedia and Design: Adobe Creative Suite, Canva.
  • Video editing: Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, iMovie.
  • Audio recording and editing: Mic interfaces (USB and analogue), sound mixers, software (Logic, Garage Band, Audacity).
  • Podcast hosting and distribution platforms.
  • Desktop publishing and industry-standard tools: Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, iWork, Google Apps suite.
  • Web and coding: Usability design and best practices, online course design, HTML 5, CSS, GitHub, content management systems (Drupal, WordPress, Squarespace, Spring Share, etc.), and social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Medium, YouTube, LinkedIn).
  • Automation tools: IFTTT, Apple Script, Apple Automator, Apple Shortcuts)
  • Content distribution and publishing: DSpace, Dataverse, Open Journal Systems (OJS), and Pressbooks.
  • Library systems and discovery: SirsiDynix, Voyager, ALMA/Primo.
  • Operating systems: macOS, Windows (all versions), Linux (various distributions), Android, iOS/iPadOS, OpenElec/OSMC, Open Media Vault.
  • Computer hardware: Custom computer builds and parts replacement – including RAM, HDD, video cards, sound cards, motherboards, fans, drives, etc.
  • Security and privacy: Encryption standards, encrypting email, password management, user access permissions and platform management, cloud storage, P2P/private messaging.
  • Information management: File management practices, information lifecycle.