Hi, I’m Meg! Welcome to my blog. I’m a librarian/information professional located in Toronto, ON which – if you’re keeping track – is in Canada. I use this blog to discuss library issues I’m thinking about, and to just shamelessly self-promote (only sometimes!).
My previously lives have included working as a Collections Development Librarian for YBP Library Services, which is a vendor that services academic libraries’ p+e acquisitions and technical services needs. I did some neat stuff with libraries and memorized more of the LC schedule than I ever wanted to.
Before crossing over to the dark side, I worked as an academic librarian at the University of Ottawa, and prior to that at York University. My responsibilities in both jobs included reference, information literacy instruction and collections development in the areas of business and management. I did a few neat things with my time in academia, including exploring screencasting technologies to deliver information literacy instruction online, and developing a partnership with the UofO’s career services peeps to develop a career books collection.
I did my Master’ degree at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. I kept myself busy by serving as the Professional Development Co-Chair for student council, and by helping to launch a scholarly journal, the Faculty of Information Quarterly.
I do other stuff like volunteering with professional associations, participating at conferences, and acting as a key player at the YMCA Metro West’s adult rec waterpolo team. I’m sort of a big deal there.