Alex (Alexandrina) Hanam

she/her
Senior Librarian, Knowledge Resources at Global Affairs Canada
Areas of expertise
special librarianship: how to do UX and assessment, outreach, training, programming
federal government librarianship
best practices for multilingual and transnational library services
Can help with
anything listed above!
advice on federal government job processes (applications, language testing)
resume/cover letter review
working in a multilingual and multicultural workplace
transitioning from library technician to librarian
Can speak
English, French
Can read
English, French
Contact
alex.hanam@gmail.com

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

Ben Rearick

he/him
Web Services and Usability Librarian, Washington State University Pullman Libraries
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

Elizabeth (Beth) German

she, her, hers
Service Design Librarian and Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Areas of expertise
project management, user experience, accessibility, instructional design, training, meeting management, academic librarianship
Can help with
project planning, generating buy-in, leading from the middle, tenure
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
egerman@tamu.edu, @eligerman
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Kate Mercer

She/her
Liaison Librarian, University of Waterloo
Areas of expertise
Science, engineering, strategy. I also have a lot of experience with diverse career paths.
Can help with
CV review, interview questions, academic library environments, research, cross disciplinary collabora
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
Kmercer@uwaterloo.ca

Kristin Kerbavaz

she/her
User Experience Librarian - Assessment at Western Libraries
Areas of expertise
Library assessment & planning
UX research
Academic library job searching & interview prep
Can help with
Job search support (reading & interpreting postings, writing cover letters & targeted CVs, describing transferable skills, preparing for interviews, etc.)
Informational interviews about academic libraries/assessment/UX
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
kkerbava@uwo.ca

Lisl Schoner-Saunders

she, her, hers
Academic Librarian, Algoma University
Areas of expertise
mental health, accessibility, collection & electronic resources management, information literacy, reference & research help, open access & open educational resources, knitting, tea
Can help with
CV & Resume review, academic librarianship questions, networking, work/life balance, career goals/paths, pep talks & morale boosts, anything that involves drinking tea
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
lisl.schoner-saunders@algomau.ca / @lisl.bunhead

Ruby Warren

she, her, hers, they, them, theirs
User Experience Librarian at the University of Manitoba
Areas of expertise
UX, assessment, research methods, service design, interface design, usability, web accessibility
Can help with
study design, results analysis, describing research, academic library questions, job applications, resumes and CVs
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
ruby.warren@umanitoba.ca , @rubeseatsinfo
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