Alex (Alexandrina) Hanam

she, her, hers, elle
Emerging Technologies Librarian at Global Affairs Canada
Areas of expertise
federal government librarianship
outreach/training/programming in a special library setting
hacking Springshare LibApps products and maintaining bilingual platforms
best practices for transnational library services
reference and research in areas of foreign policy, trade, and development
supervising co-ops or students
doing #critlib (critical librarianship) in a special library setting
Can help with
anything listed above!
advice on federal government job processes (applications, language testing)
resume/cover letter review
working in a multilingual and multicultural workplace
transitioning from library technician to librarian
Can speak
English, French
Can read
English, French
Contact
Alexandrina.Hanam@international.gc.ca / @alexhanam

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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