Alexandra Yarrow

she/her
Manager, Alternative Services, Ottawa Public Library (bookmobile, homebound, kiosk, accessibility)
Areas of expertise
General public library advice, Quebec and Ontario PLs, programming, outreach, services for older adults, kids, readers’ advisory, HR/staff training and development, leading teams.
Can help with
Above plus interviewing!
Can speak
English, French
Can read
English, French
Contact
Alexandra.Yarrow@Ottawa.ca; @alexyarrow; https://ca.linkedin.com/in/alexandrayarrow
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Ali Versluis

she, her, hers
Acting Head, Research and Scholarship Team at the University of Guelph
Areas of expertise
open education, open access, scholarly communications, conference and event planning (grassroots and association based), hiring committee perspectives, advocacy and organizing, middle management, union work, mentorship, systematic and research synthesis reviews, Engineering and STEM liaison work, college librarianship
Can help with
academic library questions, job applications, CV review, informational interviews, mock interviews and interview prep, presentation preparation, pep talks/general morale boosting
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
versluis@uoguelph.ca , @aliversluis
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Alison Hitchens

she/her
Associate University Librarian, Collections, Technology, Scholarly Communication, uWaterloo Library
Areas of expertise
library consortia, management, recruitment, working with vendors, managing cross-departmental services, facilitation, cataloguing, linked data, discovery and access
Can help with
academic library consortia questions, hiring process, technical services questions, why go into management questions, general mentorship
Can speak
English
Contact
ahitchen@uwaterloo.ca, twitter: @ahitchens

Charlotte Beyer

She, her, hers
Library Director at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Areas of expertise
Academic health sciences librarianship, instruction to graduate health sciences students such as medical students, pharmacy students, etc. Library administration, peer to peer coaching, team building, incorporating accessibility into instruction, strategic planning, health science programs accreditation, embedded librarianship, teaching online, active learning, systematic reviews.
Can help with
CV review, interview help, advice on how to enter and/ or navigate health sciences librarianship, Advice on development within librarianship
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
Email: charlotte.beyer@rosalindfranklin.edu, Twitter: @referencediva

Erin O’Meara

she, her, hers
Digital Preservation Services Manager, Artefactual Systems (formerly Head, Office of Digital Innovation & Stewardship, University of Arizona)
Areas of expertise
digital preservation, archives, program development, portfolio management, management, digital scholarship, data management, data curation
Can help with
job interview questions, management in academic libraries, program development, digital preservation
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
omeara.erin@gmail.com, @diplomaticaerin

Gillian Byrne

she, her, hers
Manager, Toronto Reference Library, TPL
Areas of expertise
former academic AUL. Mostly good at not being scary to approach about anything administrative. Some skill in organization structures, planning (strategic/operational), understanding technology from the outside, project management, leadership, power redistribution
Can help with
interviews, mentorship and career advice, translating job experience to/from different library sectors
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
gbyrne13@gmail.com, twitter: @gillmbyrne
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Gretel Stock-Kupperman

she, her, hers
Dean of the University College at UW-Stevens Point
Areas of expertise
private colleges, student support services, high impact practices, management and leadership theory and practice, organizational culture, organizational behavior and development
Can help with
Academic librarianship, preparing for interviews, career advice
Contact
gretelsk@gmail.com
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