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FLA Executive 2017 - 2018

 PresidentSara Sharun

Sara earned her MLIS from UBC in 2010. She is a librarian at Mount Royal University, working primarily with students and faculty in the Journalism, Public Relations, Broadcasting and Social Work programs.

 Vice PresidentJessica Leslie

Jessica earned her MLIS from Western University in 2017. She is an Instruction Librarian at SAIT. In her spare time Jessica enjoys live music, writing, reading, and cooking.

Donna Campbell
Donna is currently teaching in the Library Technicians program at SAIT. Donna's education includes degrees in computing science, library science, an MBA and a doctorate in Higher Education. She has worked in academic, government and special libraries, and is Past President of the Alberta Library Trustees Association. Her spare time is spent catering to the whims of her rescue cats, travelling when she can get away, and keeping up with her Book Club readings. She looks forward to contributing to FLA and meeting new members.

Christie Hurrell 

Christie Hurrell is the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications librarian at the University of Calgary.   Her role involves advancing digital research initiatives and partnerships, and working on open access and scholarly communication initiatives. Christie’s research and practice interests stem from her interest in new ways of sharing and tracking the impact of research.  She received her MLIS from UBC in 2012.


Chantal de Medeiros 
Christine has been working in a wide variety of library roles since 2003 and received her MLIS from Western University in 2015. She is currently the Newcomer Services Librarian at Calgary Public Library where she manages federal funding and city-wide Newcomer programs. In her spare time she loves reading magazines, hunting for antiques, and dressing up in period costumes.  

Chantal has been working in a diverse range of library roles since 2006. She received her Master of Library and Information Studies in 2013 at Dalhousie University, as well as her Bachelor of Arts in Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies in 2011 at the University of Saskatchewan. Her extensive library background also includes over ten years of event co-ordinating and planning, and she recently delivered a talk about event planning within libraries, at Parkland Regional Library in Lacombe, AB. In her spare time, you can always find her with her nose in a book, planning out ideas for events and books, researching history and mythology, and traveling.
Chantal de Medeiros 

 FLA Connects
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Ingrid Reiche   

Ingrid holds a MI (LIS) from the University of Toronto and an MA in English and the Digital Humanities from Carleton University.  She is currently the Metadata Librarian at the University of Calgary. In her spare time she enjoys searching out new places for outdoor adventures canoeing, hiking and camping. 

Jessie Loyer
Jessie Loyer is Cree-Métis and a member of Michel First Nation. She is a librarian at Mount Royal University, the liaison for Indigenous Studies and Anthropology. The FLA was invaluable for her to connect with other librarians when she joined the Calgary community in 2012.