I am a librarian at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and one of the country’s leading research centres. In addition to instruction, collection development, and research support, I have a particular interest in designing and developing electronic resources, learning objects, and service portals, particularly in multiple and scalable formats, with an eye to offering a consistent level of library services and resources regardless of the client’s ability, location, or means of access. I have also held elearning and academic liaison positions at the University of Guelph-Humber.
My previous career was in book publishing, where I worked with publishers including House of Anansi Press and Random House Canada. My background has proven useful, particularly from a collections management and copyright standpoint. As a former on-campus and online faculty member at Ryerson University’s Publishing Program I also bring instructor experience and instructional design skills to IL sessions, reference service, and elearning objects.
Please have a look around my site; my combination of library, instructional, and publishing experience has given me the opportunity to showcase examples of learning objects, presentations, and projects I’ve worked on over the years. I also muse aloud about the library and information profession — with a smattering of publishing apologetics — on my blog.