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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Britta Krabill

she/her
Head of Adult Services, DeKalb Public Library
Areas of expertise
collection development, supervision, reference, website development, marketing, patron relations
Can help with
resumes, cover letters, navigating the workplace with mental illness, dealing with difficult patrons and co-workers, LGBTQI issues
Can speak
German & English
Can read
German & English
Contact
brittak@dkpl.org (Twitter handle upon request.)
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Courtney Boudreau

she, her, hers
Community Services Librarian, Saint John Free Public Library (New Brunswick Public Library Service)
Areas of expertise
Outreach, communications, advertising, marketing (social media, etc), promotions, committee work, programming for all ages, medical research and critical appraisal (previous job as a medical librarian), leading teams, STEAM, author visits, gaming (video games and board games).
Can help with
brainstorming new ideas, interview skills, job applications, networking & outreach, mentorship, navigating contract work, advocacy
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
Boudreau.Courtney@gmail.com, @courtums

Faythe Arredondo

she/her Latina
Collection and Technical Services Manager, Tulare County Library
Areas of expertise
Collection development, teen services, school visits, technology in the library, summer reading program, branch services, vendor relations, author visits, supervision/management,
Can help with
job applications, interviews, hiring, collection development, teen services, rural libraries, doing a lot with a small staff
Contact
farre03@gmail.com; @farre
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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

Liam Whalen

he/him
Systems Librarian/Analyst, Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries
Areas of expertise
Integrated Library Systems (Horizon, Symphony, Evergreen), committee work, government policy, integrating legislation into library work flows, records management, vendor relations, report writing, board games in libraries.
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
whalen.ld@gmail.com; @whalenld

Megan Clark

she/her
Public Services Librarian | Yellowknife Public Library | Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
Areas of expertise
social justice and librarianship, passive programming, programming on a budget, advocacy, outreach
Can help with
general public library info/questions, job applications, resumes, public space and wayfinding, collections
Contact
mclark@yellowknife.ca
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Nanette Donohue

she/her/hers
Technical Services Manager (formerly Assistant Manager of Adult Services), Champaign Public Library
Areas of expertise
weeding, readers' advisory, public library technical services (including acquisitions/cataloging/physical processing), adult programming, collection development, supervision and coaching of employees, professional association involvement
Can help with
collection development plans, weeding plans and criteria, evaluation and streamlining technical services functions, development of staff training plans, ideas for developing and sustaining high-interest adult programs, promotion of books/reading/RA services, sticky personnel issues, getting strated in ALA and state library associations
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
nannette.donohue@gmail.com
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Rebecca Larocque

she, her, hers
Head of Information Services, North Bay Public Library (2006-present)
Areas of expertise
management/supervision, library systems (Evergreen), information technology, collection development
Can help with
Management issues, staff communications, spreadsheets/Excel, library technology, scheduling, accommodations for staff with special needs, video gaming systems
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
rebecca.larocque@cityofnorthbay.ca ; @rlarocque (will also share XBL gamertag on request)
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Rob Johnston

he/him/they/them
Team Leader, Windsor Public Library
Areas of expertise
Public administration, newcomer outreach, programming, strategic planning, program evaluation, measurement, organizational behaviour, languages collections, French services.
Can help with
General inquiries about public librarianship. Working in a unionized environment (and implications of.) Newcomer/language services. Outreach. Programming. Planning and evaluation. Adopting the Mississauga Model of library administration. Health and Safety. Collective Bargaining. Something else?
Can speak
English (1st), French (2nd.)
Can read
English (1st), French (2nd.)
Contact
rsmjohnston@gmail.com ; @rjsmj
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