Allison Rand

she/her/hers
Pre-Sales Solutions Consultant at SirsiDynix
Areas of expertise
Academic librarianship, reference, instruction, instructional design, liaison librarianship, outreach, e-learning/online learning, information literacy, applying and interviewing for jobs (I've done it a lot!), transitioning out of academia, vendor relations, being a librarian outside of a library, non-traditional career paths
Can help with
Cover letter review, academic library questions, general job interview questions, questions about working in the private sector or working with/for vendors.
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
allisonrand94@gmail.com, @allisonrandom on Twitter

Amanda Larson, MA, MLIS

she, her, hers
Affordable Content Instructional Consultant, The Ohio State University; formally the Open Education Librarian at Penn State University.
Areas of expertise
open education, open educational resources, open pedagogy, open access, copyright/fair use, creative commons licensing, information literacy instruction, project management, author rights, publishing, PressBooks, reference, knitting, mental health advocacy, impostor syndrome
Can help with
resume/CV/application review, mock interview, presentation preparation, job talks, structure, answering the question, design, info on academic librarianship, pep talks, early career professional questions, job materials organization, tenure track questions, fixing knitting errors, self-care, mental health, impostor syndrome tips and tricks.
Contact
alarson.oer@gmail.com, @maeverawr

Amy McLay Paterson

she/her
Assessment and User Experience Librarian, Thompson Rivers University
Areas of expertise
assessment--critical assessment, regular library metrics, various types of user studies,
liaison work--feminist and critical pedagogical approaches, English and humanities liaison,
e-resource management--troubleshooting, working with vendors, some copyright and licensing
web publishing--web usability, libguides
library labour--collective bargaining, interpreting collective agreements, collegial governance
Can help with
- general academic library questions--work environment, hiring process, ongoing and emerging issues, collegial governance
- job applications, resumes, cv help, interview tips
- professional development opportunities and mentorship--how to find and approach
- interpreting collective agreements
giving pep talks about imposter syndrome
Can speak
English, bad French
Can read
English, French
Contact
apaterson@tru.ca , @shalihavmydwarf

Anali Perry

she, her, hers
Scholarly Communication Librarian at Arizona State University
Areas of expertise
scholarly communication, open access, open education, copyright/fair use, licensing, collection development, acquisition, project management, productivity
Can help with
resume/CV/application review, academic library questions, professional involvement/service, tenure/continuing appointment, presentation preparation
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
anali.perry@gmail.com, @grumpator

Anaya Jones

she, her, hers
eLearning Librarian at Southern New Hampshire University
Areas of expertise
asynchronous and scalable information literacy, improving accessibility in library resources, Springshare, HTML, CSS, Academic Libraries
Can help with
job interview questions, questions about academic libraries, eLearning librarianship, alternative course build structures and associated librarian support, chatting information literacy.
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
r.jones2@snhu.edu, @librariananaya

Ben Rearick

he/him
Web Content Strategist, Iowa State University Library
Areas of expertise
UX research, usability testing, digital accessibility, academic librarianship, training, project management, winding career paths
Can help with
resume/CV/application review, cover letters, academic library questions, transferable skills, job search process and being a new librarian
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
barearick@gmail.com, @ferenjamin

Blake Hawkins

He/Him/His
Copyright Specialist
Areas of expertise
copyright, scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, knowledge synthesis, diversity in LIS, community outreach
Can help with
Research project design, grant writing, academic publishing
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
bhawkins@tru.ca/CR_specialist

Brianne Selman

she, her, hers
Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, University of Winnipeg
Areas of expertise
Canadian Copyright, Open Access, Institutional Repositories, Scholarly Publishing Industry, Music and Copyright, Criminal Justice/ Abolitionist, Faculty Research Support, Author's Rights, Research & Scholarship
Can help with
general questions, CV review, practice interviews, presentation prep, research proposals, publication questions and publication agreement reviewing... happy to help however I can, really
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
b.selman@uwinnipeg.ca

Carmen Mitchell

she, her, they
Scholarly Communication Librarian at California State University San Marcos
Areas of expertise
scholarly communication, open access, open education resources, fair use, author rights, author contract negotiation, conference and event planning, serving on search committees, project management
Can help with
cover letters and CV review, academic library questions, sorting out work-life balance, networking
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
cmitchell@csusm.edu @carmendarlene