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.
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The newly hired business librarian for the Concordia University Libraries, Michael has a background in both business intelligence and computer science.
From 2011-2013 he led a project, in part funded by a Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ grant, to implement a 3D printing service at the Dalhousie University Libraries in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As part of this project he also led the creation of an open-access, online archive of 3D models, which – in large part – consisted of 3D scans of historic objects from local museum collections.
In addition to 3D printing and scanning, his research has explored the potential for other related technologies, such as 3D animation and holographic projection, to be used as educational tools.
“We’ll take a look at some of the difficulties we’ve had in implementing Web 2.0 initiatives in libraries and try to figure out what caused them. Then we’ll look at some more successful applications of web technologies in other industries and ask what lessons they might have for libraries” (Steve Coffman).
Steve Coffman is the Vice President in charge of library support services for Library Systems and Services (LSSI), a feisty band of librarians that provides professional library services to a wide variety of institutions including public libraries and government institutions across the US. Steve regularly gets himself into trouble writing articles for the library trades, the most recent of which is the Decline and Fall of the Library Empire (2012). Steve has his MLS from UCLA and lives with wife, two cats, and a lot of wild desert varmints at Yawning Lizard Retreat, their home in the desert outside Wickenburg, AZ. He also wrote The Decline and Fall of the Library Empire an article that has been shaking up the Library and Information world since its publication.
Lora Baiocco is the Online Services and Archives librarian at the Westmount Public Library where she manages and develops a fully bilingual library website, implements/evaluates social media initiatives and tries to bridge the boundaries between traditional archives and the digital world. She has a passion for bringing people and ideas together through her work on library conference committees. She speaks on the topics of multilingual online services for libraries, library marketing, and professional networking. Lora will present “Starting @ 2.0: Perspectives from a (Once New) Librarian, 5 Years Later” at our symposium.
Jason Puckett is a Librarian for Communication and Educational Technologies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He received his MLIS from Florida State University‘s School of Library & Information Studies in 2008 and has worked in libraries since 1993. Jason was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2010. He is the author of the forthcomingbook “Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators” (ACRL Publications, spring 2011). He speaks and writes about library technology topics including podcasting, digital rights management, and open-source research tools. He’s co-host and co-producer of the monthly Adventures in Library Instruction podcast.
Check out the slides of his “The Future is Open” presentation.
Rajiv Johal is the Finance and Economics Librarian at Concordia University. He is also teaches a Business Information course at the School of Information Studies at McGill University. Prior to joining Concordia Libraries, he worked as a business liaison librarian at the Howard Ross Library (called McGill’s Humanities and Social Sciences Library as of 2015) at McGill University. His research interests lie in the area of financial literacy and in using social media as a research tool.
Check out the slides of Rajiv Johal’s and Michelle Lake’s “Research Using LinkedIn” presentation.
Michelle Lake has been a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Concordia University since August 2009. She teaches information literacy for Concordia‘s SEL Research Skills credit course, in addition to her position as subject librarian for History. Michelle has also worked at Carleton University Library, as the librarian for English Literature, Art History and Philosophy and in the McMaster University Libraries‘ reference department. Michelle is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario‘s Faculty of Information & Media Studies, where she obtained her MLIS in 2007, and of the University of Guelph, with a BA in English Literature and History. She is an avid social media user and cupcake enthusiast.
Robin Canuel is the Liaison Librarian for Psychology, French Literature, and the Translation Studies and French Language Continuing Education Programs at McGill University‘s Humanities and Social Sciences Library. Previously, he worked as a Research Librarian at the Center for Nursing Research at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. He received his MLIS from McGill University in 2002. His research interests include information literacy, e-librarianship, and mobile librarianship.