Nathalie de Preux Explains Knowledge Management
Nathalie de Preux is a recent graduate of McGill’s
School of Information Studies (SIS) Master’s program. We invited
Nathalie back to her alma mater to talk about her journey into the
professional world of Knowledge Management at
Bombardier Aerospace. Nathalie generously shared her
memories and ideas over the familiar cheese nachos
at Thomson House, the popular meeting place of SIS students.
Alexandra Carruthers: Creating Digital Public Spaces
Alexandra Carruthers is the Digital Public Spaces Librarian
at Edmonton Public Library (EPL). She holds an MA in
English and an MLIS from the University of Alberta.
She recently published a case study of EPL’ s
the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice
Research and her co-edited issue of Progressive Librarian,
which shares the proceedings of the
PLG Edmonton Symposium on the Commodification of
Information and Library Services is forthcoming this winter.
Alex kindly agreed to answer a few of our questions over
email about her experience at EPL.
Online Reputation Management with Reverse Search Engine Optimization:
How did we get here and what are we heading for?
Herman Tumurcuoglu is a professor at Concordia University’s
John Molson School of Business and the founder of
a meta-search engine called Mamma.com. Last December,
Herman kindly shared his experience in the business of
information retrieval with Anastasia, his former student.
Our conversation about the relationship between business,
technology, and people took place in a perfect test-ground
for ideas – a noisy Montreal café.
Bibliometrics in Film Theory: Practical and Philosophical Challenges
Patrick Brian Smith and Jesse David Dinneen
are PhD students from Concordia University’s
respectively. Patrick and Jesse have been collaborating
on a project to explore the practical and philosophical
challenges of bibliometrics in film theory. Their different
perspectives offer a rare insight into the multidisciplinary
nature of their respective fields.
Environmental Law: What We Can Do to Democratize Information
Olivier Jarda is a third-year BCL/LLB student at
McGill University’s Faculty of Law and an activist
passionate about the environment. Olivier shared
his experience in Environmental Law with Alex,
Kristen (our new team member), and Anastasia over
a brunch last November. The refreshing conversation
inspired all of us to re-evaluate our relationship with
our habitat and encouraged us to successfully
complete the final projects of the hectic semester.
Nancy Naluz: Community-Based Digital Literacy with Ladies Learning Code
Nancy Naluz is a musician-turned-web-developer and
a Community Manager for the non-profit organization
Ladies Learning Code. She shared her inspiring journey
into the fascinating and somewhat addictive world of
computer programmers and hackers over a lunch with us
this September. What a wonderful experience that was
for the three women on our team to share our stories
in a warm and cozy restaurant on that rainy day!
David Heti: A Stand-up Comedian Curating Information in Front of
David Heti is a stand-up comedian with degrees in
Philosophy and Law. He is also a McGill alumnus.
David biked all the way to McGill’s downtown campus
for an interview with Anastasia this summer. Have a look at
what he told her about his experience in stand-up comedy
on that sunny day.