Blake Hawkins

He/Him/His
Copyright Specialist
Areas of expertise
copyright, scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, knowledge synthesis, diversity in LIS, community outreach
Can help with
Research project design, grant writing, academic publishing
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
bhawkins@tru.ca/CR_specialist

Desmond Wong

he, him, his
Outreach Librarian at University of Toronto
Areas of expertise
Indigenous relations, truth and reconciliation
Can help with
general library questions, job applications, mock interviews, resumes, questions about Indigenous issues and diversity
Can speak
English, French, Chinese (Cantonese)
Can read
English, French
Contact
de.wong@utoronto.ca, @desmondcwong
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Katharine Matte

"she, her, hers" / "they, them, theirs"
Information Services Specialist, CPA Canada
Areas of expertise
Embedded librarianship
Small library management
Business and accounting in Canada
Arts institutions
Not-for-profit institutions
Can help with
Resume/cover letter review
Job interview prep
Questions about any of my "areas of expertise"
Working with disabled, chronically ill, queer, non-binary, and trans mentees
Can speak
English, French
Can read
English, French
Contact
katharine.matte@gmail.com

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

Melissa Seelye

she, her, hers
Scholarly Publishing & Systems Librarian, University of Michigan Law Library
Areas of expertise
scholarly publishing, open access, library and research systems (Innovative's Sierra ILS, Digital Commons, SSRN, OJS, ILLiad, LibApps, homegrown Excel/Access databases), usage statistics, altmetrics

I am also an editorial team advisor of Western University's student-run Emerging Library & Information Perspectives journal (https://ojs.lib.uwo.ca/index.php/elip) and teach a corresponding MLIS course on scholarly communication and open access publishing.
Can help with
job application review, interview prep and mock interviews, academic/law library questions, advice on gaining applied experience in library school, student publishing initiatives
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
seelyem@umich.edu / @melissa_seelye

Rachel Walden

she, her, hers
Associate Dean/Associate Professor, medical library Director at East Tennessee State University (located in Johnson City, TN, USA)
Can help with
medical librarianship questions, cv/resume and cover letter review, interview prep, medical information sources and strategies, general advice for career seekers, identifying your strengths and relevant experience and coaching on how to discuss these, survival tips when you had no intention of managing serials/subscriptions; may sometimes be able to provide practicum activities for MLIS students
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
waldenrr@etsu.edu, @waldenrr
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