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

Casey McCoy-Simmons

she/her/hers
Program Specialist at KidsTek (non-profit in Denver, CO)
Areas of expertise
public libraries, community engagement and outreach, youth programming, teen services, education, tech literacy, media literacy, STEAM and makerspaces
Can help with
career and academic advising, public librarianship, translating library skills to non-profit sector, makerspaces (mobile and youth/teen), community engagement and outreach with underserved communities
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
caseyamccoy@gmail.com, http://caseyamccoy.wordpress.com
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Emily Carlisle-Johnston

she, her, hers
Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian at Western Libraries
Areas of expertise
scholarly communications, open access, open education, scholarly publishing, educational technology, Creative Commons licensing, repositories
Can help with
resume/CV/application review, interview prep, questions about the profession, academic library questions, anything related to my above areas of "expertise," navigating early career
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
ecarlis2@uwo.ca, @emilycarlisle07

Jan Dawson

she/her/hers
Services and Communications Coordinator, askON Manager at Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS)
Areas of expertise
Starting and managing library services, conducting pilot projects, collaborative service models, virtual reference, project management, marketing and communications, leadership and management, conference and event planning, safe spaces and codes of conduct, usability testing
Can help with
Consortia, college library sector, job applications, resumes
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
jdawson@ocls.ca , @nunanishi
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Jennie Rose Halperin

she/her/hers
Communications Manager at Creative Commons, Boston
Areas of expertise
Creative Commons, open source, open web, libraries, public history, community management, growth marketing, email marketing, UX Research, digital strategy, open licensing, copyright, library school debt, etc.
Can help with
mentorship on how to think past the MLS, open source librarianship, grants, non-traditional librarianship, job applications, networking
Can speak
English, German
Can read
English, German, Spanish
Contact
jennie@creativecommons.org , @little_wow
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Jennifer Solomon

she/her/hers
Open Access Librarian at UNC Chapel Hill
Areas of expertise
Open Access, Schol Comm, Knowledge Management, Project Management, E-resources Management, Non-profits, Vendors, Nontraditional Librarian Jobs
Can help with
academic library questions, schol comm, librarian/information science jobs outside of academic libraries, non-profits, project management
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
jsolomon@unc.edu

Karina Hagelin

They/them
Outreach and Instruction Librarian (Diversity Fellow) at Cornell University
Areas of expertise
Trauma-informed librarianship; social justice & EDI work; mental health advocacy; disability justice; library instruction; feminist pedagogy; Makerspaces; outreach; reading groups; zines; independent consulting; webinars.


Can help with
Presentation practice; resume, CV, & application review; pep talks; information on academic librarianship & diversity fellowships; what it's like to be a disabled librarian; self care & community care; mental health; chronic illness; getting accommodations as a disabled librarian.
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
karina@karinakilljoy.com

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