Executive

FLA Executive 2019 - 2020

President

Jessica 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.

Vice President

James Murphy

James is the Student Learning and Engagement Librarian at the Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary, and also liaison librarian to art, art history, architecture, planning and landscape. He has worked in libraries in both Alberta and British Columbia, and received his MLIS in 2016 from the University of British Columbia. In his spare time James likes enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, biking, snowboarding and camping.

Secretary

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.

Treasurer

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.

Membership

Taryn Canete

Taryn has worked in libraries for over 20 years, ever since she was an undergraduate student working at the John W. Scott Health Sciences Library at the University of Alberta. She obtained her MLIS at the University of Western Ontario. Taryn is currently the Health Knowledge Network Librarian and is located at the University of Calgary.

Jobline

Chantal de Medeiros

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.

Webmaster

Marc Stoeckle

Marc Stoeckle is Research & Learning Librarian for the School of Creative & Performing Arts and the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures. Graduate of the master’s degree program in Library and Information Studies at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Past-President

Sara 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.

FLA Connects

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