Leslie Kuo

she/her/hers or they/their/theirs
Project Manager for Intercultural Opening, Stadtbibliothek Pankow (Pankow District Public Library System). Information Co-Cordinator, IFLA Section on Service to Multicultural Populations (MCULTP)
Areas of expertise
public libraries in US and Germany, intercultural library work, outreach, inclusion and participation of underserved groups, cooperation between libraries and community groups, international library networks, critical librarianship
Can help with
Happy to discuss intercultural services, diversity, outreach, community collaborations. Can give advice about studying/working in the LIS field outside North America, especially in Germany. Can answer questions about differences between US and Germany library systems; German library job types, LIS degrees and qualifications, customs around the job application process; relocation, terminology, cultural differences, introductions, etc.
Can speak
English, German
Can read
English, German
Contact
leslie.360grad@gmail.com

Melanie Cassidy

she, her, hers
Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian, University of Guelph
Areas of expertise
I currently work as an IL librarian and do mostly instruction and research support in the social sciences. My team is very focused on IL concepts, including the ACRL framework, pedagogy as it relates to library-instruction, and critlib. My previous role was a liaison for several social science programs. I also participate in event planning both within the academic library and in the community. Before becoming a librarian I worked for several years in an academic library in a non-librarian role.
Can help with
Happy to give feedback on CVs and cover letter, interview tips, ways to stay engaged in trends and scholarship, perspective on academic libraries in Canada (from a librarian and non-librarian perspective), and general advice and support. Also always happy to collaborate on projects if you are looking for someone to work with on a paper, presentation, or something else.
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
cmelanie@uoguelph.ca, @BooksCassidy