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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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

Charissa Powell

she/her/hers
Student Success Librarian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Areas of expertise
undergraduate student outreach/programming; first-year experience outreach/programming; outreach/programming to non-academic units on campus (housing, student organizations, writing center); event planning (Banned Books Week, finals week de-stressing, welcome week).
Can help with
job application process (cover letter/resume), academic library questions, questions about these types of jobs.
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
powell.charissa@gmail.com; @CharissaAPowell
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Christine Walde

Grants and Awards Librarian, University of Victoria Libraries
Areas of expertise
Grants, awards, scholarships, development, research, special projects related to community outreach and engagement, events, publications
Can help with
Grants, awards and scholarship applications
Can speak
English
Can read
English, some French
Contact
cwalde@uvic.ca
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Craig Arthur

he/him/his
Head, Foundational Instruction & Community Engagement
Areas of expertise
community outreach & engagement; media literacy; hip hop pedagogy; co-curricular programming; program ideation, realization, and maintenance; event planning and promotions; outreach and programming with non-academic units (student media, cultural centers, student organizations, etc.); studio spaces/music production in libraries; experiential learning in libraries; teaching; public/academic library partnerships
Can help with
academic library questions
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
crarthur@vt.edu / @nicestlibrarian

Emilie Vrbancic

she/her/hers
Undergraduate Experience Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle
Areas of expertise
undergraduate student outreach and programming, first year student outreach and programming, outreach program assessment, event planning, outreach to non-academic/student support offices/departments (international student office, diversity office, undergraduate research program), teaching & learning with emphasis on inclusive teaching, partnership development
Can help with
academic library questions, job search, understanding, UE, FYE, student success library positions
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
vrbancic@uw.edu
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Hailley Fargo

she, her, hers
Student Engagement & Outreach Librarian, Penn State University, University Park campus
Areas of expertise
In the Student Engagement & Outreach Librarian position, I do liaison work with non-academic units on campus (Student Affairs, undergraduate research, University Fellowships Office, etc), collaborate with Penn State librarians across the Commonwealth to help create networks of support and aligned approaches to student engagement, and work closely with student employees in the library to ensure the work they do is meaningful. My research interests revolve around student engagement within higher education, reference services, peer-to-peer services in academic libraries, digital and information literacy, and undergraduate research.
Can help with
Talking about student engagement, CVs and cover letters, supporting undergraduate research, and building peer-to-peer services
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
hailley.fargo@gmail.com or on Twitter @hailthefargoats

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

John Jackson

he/him/his
Head of Outreach and Communications, Loyola Marymount University
Areas of expertise
[c] faculty and staff outreach; collaborating with external units; social media; communicating library values; library publications; project management; event planning and programming; assessment;
Can help with
academic library questions; private or religious school questions; anything related to outreach and programming
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
@johnxlibris
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