InfoNexus 2018 will take place on February 2nd, 2018 from 9:30am-3:30pm at Thompson House. Exact schedule is to be determined. Continue checking back for further details and speakers as they continue to be announced!
This year’s confirmed speakers so far are:
Janie Théorêt – Archivist at Bell Canada
After a few years working in records management for an insurance company, Janie Théorêt got her Certificate in Archival and Records Management at Université du Québec à Montréal in 2007. She was then employed as an archivist at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario from 2008 to 2010. She came back to Montreal and worked 5 years for The Grey Nuns of Montreal. In 2016, she was offered a position at Bell Canada as Specialist, Archives Services. She is interested in promoting the use of archives and collections through research and exhibits.
Vera Granikov – PhD Student and Researcher in Faculty of Medicine
Vera Granikov holds an MLIS in Knowledge Management from McGill University, where she now works as a research-embedded information specialist at the Department of Family Medicine. She provides tailored information services to primary care researchers and clinicians, to support research, teaching, and outreach activities. With nearly a decade of research experience under her belt, Vera is also pursuing a PhD in Information Studies, exploring the value of collaboration in monitoring research trends.
Tomasz Neugebauer – Digital Projects & Systems Development Librarian
Tomasz Neugebauer is the Digital Projects & Systems Development Librarian at Concordia University, where he participates in the design, development and implementation of various library applications, including the open access Spectrum Research Repository. He has professional experience as a technical writer and software developer in the video game industry as well as a digital media developer for the International Air Transport Association. He has published in scholarly journals such as PLoS One, Information Technology and Libraries, International Journal on Digital Libraries, International Journal of Digital Curation, and others. He was an e-Artexte Researcher in Residence, instrumental in the launch of the e-Artexte digital repository for contemporary Canadian art publications. He is an active member of the EPrints community, the program committee for the International Conference on Open Repositories, the CARL Working Group on Open Repositories, and the CRKN ORCID-CA Governing Committee.
Adrienne Smith – Taxonomist at Ubisoft
As part of the Content Strategy team within Ubisoft’s Knowledge Management group, Adrienne focuses on optimizing information organization to support findability for internal clients. Her areas of expertise include taxonomy & metadata development, information architecture and user research. After obtaining her MLIS from McGill in 2009, she worked in knowledge management with the World Anti-Doping Agency and law firm Borden Ladner Gervais. Prior to joining Ubisoft she led the Taxonomy team at Yellow Pages Canada and consulted on taxonomy projects with Dovecot Studio.
Melissa Rivosecchi – Business Librarian
Melissa Rivosecchi is the Business Librarian for Accountancy, Supply Chain & Business Technology Management, and the MBA program at Concordia University. She graduated from McGill’s School of Information Studies in 2015 with an MLIS degree, and has an undergraduate degree in Human Environment (’13) from Concordia University. Her academic and research interests include social media, instructional design, and educational technology.
Theodore J P Strauss – Manager, Data Resources
Ted Strauss is Manager of Data Resources at the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre at McGill. His career has focused on helping researchers organize and openly disseminate data using web applications. Ted is a member of and follower of several organizations devoted to best practices in research data management, such as: The Portage Network, an initiative of the Canadian Association of Research Librarians (CARL) devoted to data stewardship; CASRAI, whose mission is “More research. Less paperwork. Better information.”; Research Data Alliance (RDA), a global professional association. Ted is looking forward to sharing some of the key insights from these organizations and how it can help information scientists plan their careers.
Cate Henderson – Audio Archivist and Media Librarian at CBC, Archivist and Consulting Anarchivist at matralab
After changing careers and coming to SIS, Cate quickly realized she had a passion for digitization and preservation of sound and audiovisual items, media asset management, and ephemera. After working on projects at CKUT radio, ArcMtl, and Musée des Ondes Émile Berliner, Cate was offered a position at CBC as audio archivist, where she is primarily responsible for the management and archival of Montreal’s English radio content. In the summer of 2017, she also joined the team at matralab, a multidisciplinary research lab at Concordia University, in order to develop a digital database for multimedia research materials.