Alison Manley

she, her, hers
Health Sciences Librarian, Horizon Health Network, Miramichi, NB, Canada
Areas of expertise
Health sciences librarianship, solo librarianship, literature searching, searching for patient care, instruction, information literacy, working in special libraries
Can help with
Pep talks, becoming a manager right out of the gate, being a solo librarian, multigenerational workplaces, challenging traditional views of what a library is, juggling all the operations of a library, diving into health sciences when you don't have a health sciences background at all
Can speak
English
Can read
English, French
Contact
alison.manley@dal.ca @alisonburnis

Ashley Farley

she, her, hers
Associate Officer, Knowledge & Research Services, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Can help with
questions concerning non-profit/private librarianship, open access/open science questions; job applications, resumes, mock interviews and interview prep
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
ashley.farley@gatesfoundation.org, @ashleydfarley
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Caleigh Monk

she, her, hers
Information Specialist at Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Areas of expertise
reference services (science & policy), client outreach, eLearning (design/implementation/engagement), competitive intelligence
Can help with
Special library questions, preparing for Government Interviews, resume review, eLearning platform selection/troubleshooting
Can speak
English & French
Can read
English & French
Contact
caleighmonk@gmail.com
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Karen Frenchu

she, her, hers
Information Specialist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Areas of expertise
solo librarianship, managing digital collections, library services across geographically scattered locations, digital repositories, public health/international aid, Medical Subject Headings, PubMed/MEDLINE, grey literature, balancing on-demand and proactive research, literature monitoring
Can help with
CV review, job search tips, informational interviews, new job jitters, professional development, professional organizations, general questions
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
librarian@frenchu.com; @Kinthelibrary

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

Mary Gu

she, her, hers
Information Services Librarian, CPA Canada
Areas of expertise
project management, process mapping, applying assessment frameworks, records management, embedded librarianship, volunteering on professional associations
Can help with
job interviewing, moving between different sectors, records management, special librarianship, solo librarianship;
being a compassionate ear for: poc experiences in professional settings, setting boundaries in your professional life
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
mgu@cpacanada.ca

Megan Siu

she/her/hers
Emergency Management Education Research Analyst at the Alberta Emergency Management Agency
Areas of expertise
networking, data analysis and synthesis, report writing, plain language writing, project management, information management, user experience, needs assessments, legal research for the public (using free tools and resources), event planning and facilitation (committees, meetings, workshops, fundraisers)
Can help with
Solo librarianship, non-traditional librarianship, strategies for job hunting/applications/interviews, resume and cover letter feedback, professional networking for introverts, career goal setting, project plans
Can speak
English
Can read
English
Contact
megan.k.siu@gmail.com, @megscellany

Michelle Goodridge

she, her, hers
Liaison Librarian, Game Design and Development
Areas of expertise
active and blended learning, makerspaces, game-based learning and instruction, bridging the gap between academia and the community, original cataloguing, special collections (and archives!), and project management
Can help with
academic library questions, job applications, resumes, mock interviews and interview prep
Can speak
English
Can read
English and French
Contact
mgoodridge@wlu.ca , @migoodridge
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Zack Osborne

he, him, his
Team Leader, Library Services at St. Michael's Hospital Health Sciences Library, Librarian at Textile Museum of Canada (part-time)
Areas of expertise
managing small special/academic libraries, project management, MARC cataloguing, metadata management, MarcEdit, integrated library systems, discovery systems, leading and supervising staff and volunteers, conference planning and organization, library consortium operations, chairing meetings and committees
Can help with
abovementioned experience, CVs & job search & interviews, mentorship and career advice, translating job experience to/from different library sectors
Can speak
English
Can read
English, French
Contact
email: osbornez@smh.ca, twitter: @zackosborne
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