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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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

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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Heather Berringer

she, her, hers
Associate University Librarian and Chief Librarian, Okanagan Campus, The University of British Columbia (and national sales director for an multinational corporation in a previous life)
Areas of expertise
Administrative leadership within academic and corporate cultures, including human resources, budget, strategic and operational planning, organizational development & learning
Can help with
application packages, transitions (to/from management, to/from the corporate sector), making connections, articulating long-term career goals
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
heather.berringer@ubc.ca, @hberringer
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Jeff Gallant

He, him, his
Program Manager, Affordable Learning Georgia, University System of Georgia
Areas of expertise
•Initiative and program management
•Open Education and Open Educational Resources (OER)
•OER storage, discovery, and metadata
•OER grant program creation and administration
•State/system/consortial OER projects

Can help with
OER questions, program management questions, grant program questions, repository questions
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
@jeffwgallant