Maïa Djambazian – Museologist, Umanium
Maïa Djambazian’s career path is situated at the crossroads of the worlds of architecture and museums. Her research explores the use of space as a tool for communicating knowledge and ideas in the exhibition medium. She has contributed to the production of several exhibition projects and events including at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal, the Maison de l’architecture du Québec, Archive Montréal and Umanium, where she currently works as a museolgist managing projects mainly in exhibition design and production. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a master’s degree in Museum Studies.
Olivier Charbonneau – Associate Librarian, Concordia University
As an Associate Librarian at Concordia University, Olivier Charbonneau is primarily interested in copyright issues as well as questions of open access and Web 2.0. He is a doctoral student at the Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal. He has over 15 years of professional involvement in library and cultural communities. He holds two masters degrees from Université de Montréal, one in information sciences and another in law, as well as an undergraduate degree in commerce from McGill University. He has kept a research blog since 2005 in French at www.culturelibre.ca and a work blog since 2011 in English at OutFind.ca.
Stephanie Lemieux – President & Principal Consultant, Dovecot Studios
Stephanie Lemieux is a consultant and passionate advocate of taxonomy, search and other marvellous pursuits in content organization. She uses her taxonomy powers to help organizations big and small create better information environments.
Stephanie has been working in the information management industry for nearly a decade. Prior to focusing her energies on Dovecot Studio, she was a senior consultant and taxonomy practice lead with Earley & Associates where she worked with such organizations as Best Buy, AstraZeneca, American Greetings and Motorola. Stephanie has a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from McGill University with a specialization in knowledge management.
Adam James West – Systems Analyst, Jeppesen
AJ West is a Montreal programmer working on automation, optimization and machine learning. He graduated from the McGill School of Information Studies in 2014 and has a passion for federal politics, the digital borderless currency Bitcoin, and the “Internet of Things”. On weekends AJ makes room-scale interactive Virtual Reality games, participates in open source development projects, and manages a political archive called Canadian Stenographer. As a career contractor, AJ has a diverse background working on everything from satellite connectivity systems to his current role at Boeing where he automates complex airline scheduling processes.
Matthew Bouchard – Executive Director, The Yellow Door
Matthew Bouchard, a 2014 SIS graduate, has been working in the non-profit sector for the past three years. During his degree, he studied under Professor Kim Dalkir, and completed independent research on Knowledge Sharing in Law Enforcement. He is currently Executive Director of the Yellow Door, an organization which promotes social inclusion through community and creative projects. In this role, he has worked on everything from HR and strategic planning, to repairing toilets. After many failures in the job hunt, he is more than happy to share his lessons learned to soon-to-be graduates.
Jessica Hébert – Librarian, Artexte
Jessica Hébert is an art librarian who has been working at Artexte, an exhibition centre and library for contemporary art since 2014. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University and an MLIS from McGill University. She has been an active member of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS) since 2013 and is currently serving as president of the Montréal-Ottawa-Québec chapter. Her research interests include issues surrounding copyright and open access in the visual arts as well as the documentation of ephemeral art practices.
Emily Kingsland – Librarian, McGill University
Emily Kingsland is a Liaison Librarian at McGill University. Her subject areas are psychology, educational and counselling psychology, and religious studies. Prior to joining McGill, she was a librarian at the University of Ottawa, where she responsible for feminist and gender studies, social work, and classics. She holds a BA in history and political science and an MLIS from McGill.