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Amanda Horsman

Bibliothécaire, Centre de formation médicale du N.-B., Université de Moncton
Information Literacy Interest Group Convener

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Amanda Stevens

Librarian, Anchor Archives Zine Library

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Amanda Stevens

Amanda Stevens is an information management consultant who specializes in helping non-profit organizations and small libraries develop, manage, and automate libraries and resource collections. She has a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from Dalhousie University and a BA from Simon Fraser University. Amanda often rejects library standards and conventions in favour of organizational systems that are more accessible and inclusive, and she loves to create alternative classification systems. She developed Drupal-based library systems and alternative subject thesauri for the Anchor... Read more

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Ami McKay

Ami McKay’s debut novel, The Birth House was a # 1 bestseller in Canada, winner of three CBA Libris Awards, nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and a book club favourite around the world. Her new novel, The Virgin Cure, is inspired by the life of her great- great grandmother, Dr. Sarah Fonda Mackintosh, a female physician in nineteenth century New York. Born and raised in Indiana, Ami now lives in Nova Scotia.

(photo credit: Ian McKay)

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Amy Lorencz

My name is Amy and I am the Metadata and Copyright Librarian at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. I have been there for 2 years and I’ve been a proper Librarian for 6!! My cat is awesome. Prairie girl always but the ocean is nice to look at too.

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Anatoliy Gruzd

I am an Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University (Canada)
Director of the Social Media Lab. I am also a co-editor of a new, multidisciplinary journal on Big Data and Societypublished by Sage.

My research initiatives explore how the advent of social media and the growing availability of user-generated big data are changing the ways in which people communicate, collaborate and disseminate information and how these changes impact the social, economic and political norms and structures of modern society. My expertise lays in developing and testing n

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Angela Reynolds

Angela Reynolds is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Annapolis Valley Regional Library. She’s been a librarian for over 20 years, working in small rural libraries and larger urban systems, mainly as a Youth Services Librarian. She is currently the Vice-President of NSLA.

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Ann Smith

Ann Smith is Science Librarian and both the Scholarly Communications & OER Co-ordinator at Acadia University. She is the Theory & Research Section Editor for Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research a peer-reviewed open access journal.

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Arthur Slade

Canadian writer of novels for young adults.

@arthurslade on Twitter

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Bill Greenlaw

Executive Director, Archives, Museums and Libraries
Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
Government of Nova Scotia

Bill Greenlaw has played a key role in championing heritage initiatives in Nova Scotia and Canada.

He currently serves as president of the Canadian Museum Association and chair of the editorial board of the Virtual Museum of Canada. He is a former president of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and a former vice president of the Alliance of Natural History Museums. In April 2012, Bill was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

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Bill Slauenwhite

Bill is the manager of Novanet. Without Bill and the Novanet office staff, Mt. Allison would never have been able to join Novanet and migrate to the Ex Libris platform.

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Carrie Mac

Carrie Mac is an award winning YA novelist currently living in British Columbia.  Her books include Jacked, The Gryphon Project, The Beckoners, Charmed, Crush, Pain & Wastings, and the Triskelia series: The Droughtlanders, Retribution, and Storm.

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Christin Sheridan

Public Services Librarian for the York Library Region, New Brunswick Public Library Service. Supports 14 public libraries and 2 bookmobiles in offering promotion, outreach, staff training and in developing and implementing programming and online services.

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Christina Pottie

Outreach Library Branch Coordinator, South Shore Public Libraries

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Christy Ann Conlin

Christy Ann Conlin is a writer, editor, journalist, editor, rose enthusiast and motivational speaker.  Her novels include Heave (Doubleday, 2002) and the young adult novel  Dead Time (Annick Press, 2011). She is currently working on Listening for the Island (Doubleday).

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Cordelia Perry

I recently became the Campus Librarian for Burridge and Shelburne Campuses, Nova Scotia Community College and current convener for APLA Collection Development Interest Group. Before joining NSCC I was a Liaison Librarian for Acadia University, an Education Counselor in Kabul Afghanistan. Before that, I worked in the Circulation Department at Dalhousie University, Killam Library. I love adventure, traveling, and experiencing new things.

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Creighton Barrett

Archives Specialist, Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections; Part-time Instructor, Dalhousie University School of Information Management


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David Michels

I am fascinated with the ways people seek information, and how information professionals seek to help. The information landscape has changed, and digital natives face new challenges in an ocean of data. How do we come alongside to help them navigate? I explore new models for academic librarianship, and the challenges of info literacy. I am also intrigued by the subtle transformations that new tech has introduced into religious practice.

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David Wilcox


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Denise Parrott

Technical Services Librarian Institute of Technology Campus, Nova Scotia Community College

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Dianne Taylor-Harding

I'm so reclusive, I wonder why I am on Facebook

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Donald Moses

Donald Moses is the University Librarian at UPEI and has a deep interest in the transformative impact of open source software and its application in the library context.

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Dr. Louise Spiteri

Associate Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

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Erica Smith

I am a Library Technician at Five Bridges Junior High. My other library experience includes working at the Halifax Regional Library, Capital Health - Health Sciences Libraries, and NSCC - Institute of Technology Library.

I am an APLA member and current President of the Nova Scotia Association of Library Technicians.

I am passionate about my family, my work and libraries!

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Erik Moore

Erik heads the Centre for Digital Scholarship at UNB. His past experience includes work for public and academic libraries, library software vendors, and university presses.

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Erin Patterson

Erin has been a librarian at Acadia University since 2001. As the liaison for English, Theatre, Music, Languages, and Art, she has a significant teaching load and is always on the lookout for new and creative ways to engage with students in the classroom.

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Frances Newman

Frances Newman is the CEO of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library and has over 25 years of experience working in both public and academic libraries in Nova Scotia.  Prior to her position in the Annapolis Valley, she had been the Chief Librarian of the Cumberland Regional Library serving northwestern Nova Scotia.

A graduate of Dalhousie's M.L.I.S. program, she is a former Chair of the Dal School of Information Management Associated Alumni and a former President of the Nova Scotia Library Association.

Frances is one of the founding members of One Book Nova Scotia, a province-wide community r

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Gillian Byrne

I'm the Manager of Council of Atlantic University Libraries/Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l'Atlantique. Previous to that I held many positions at Memorial University Libraries, including Head of Circulation and of Electronic Resources/Acquisitions. I really, really like to manage things. My cat is generally not cool with that.

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Gwendolyn MacNairn

Computer Science Librarian, Dalhousie University

I have been involved in educational initiatives and the delivery of technology training for more than 25 years.

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Hélène Guerrette

Technicienne en documentation, Bibliothèque de droit Michel-Bastarache, Université de Moncton

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Jean Kelly

I love music, The Beatles, live theatre, books, film, coffee, chocolate,dancing, CBC, Rec Management, Yoga, Pilates, aerobics, my children, son & daughter-in-law, 3 grandchildren, doing cryptoqotes and sudoku.

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Jennifer Grek Martin

Recent graduate of the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University

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Joann Hamilton-Barry

Director of the Saint John Free Public Library

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Joanne Smyth

Joanne is a reference librarian and liaison librarian for history and political science, and is a collaborator on the New Brunswickana Project with Jocelyne Thompson at UNB. She is very interested in bibliographic instruction and (more recently) in building robust and effective research tools.

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Jocelyne Thompson

Jocelyne Thompson is Director, Collections Services, UNB Libraries. She holds a BA (Concordia) and an MLS (McGill). Jocelyne was Assistant Director and Director of New Brunswick Public Library Service (1989-2000); CAUL Digital Licensing Coordinator (2002-2013); member of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network's Negotiations Resource Team (2004-2008), and APLA President (2011-12). She is the founder and current convenor of the APLA Advocacy Committee. Her current research interests revolve around bibliography and she developed and hosted the New Brunswick Bibliography Symposium held at UNB in

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Jodi DeLong

Freelance writer, author, speaker, and photographer

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Jody Osicki

Reference Librarian/Bibliothécaire de Référence, Bibliothèque publique de Saint John Free Public Library

Popular & not-so-popular culture, freedom of speech & expression

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Johanne Dégarie

Technicienne en documentation, catalogage et gestion des ressources électroniques

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Karen Darby

Library Assistant VIII, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland Library Technian Interest Group Convener

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Karen Keiller

Soon to be Dean of Libraries at MacEwan University. Librarian formerly known as Karen Hunt, information literacy coordinator at University of Winnipeg, systems at University of Manitoba , Director of Information Services and Systems University of New Brunswick Saint John and now the University Librarian at Lakehead University.

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Kirsta Stapelfeldt

Islandora Project/Repository Manager at University of Prince Edward Island

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Lara Killian

Evidence Synthesis Research Coordinator at the Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre

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Laura Dukowski

I am a 2012 MLIS graduate from Dalhousie University, and am passionate about the many critical roles that LIS professionals carry out in health and public services. I am interested in many aspects of information management and librarianship, including research, reference services, records management, and information literacy and instruction. I believe that LIS professionals have a skill set uniquely suited to our technologically-savvy and rapidly evolving information-rich world. It is an exciting time to be librarian, and I am thrilled to be launching my career in this field!

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Laurinda Matheson

Laurinda has held a variety of positions at the Angus L. Macdonald Library, St. Francis Xavier University, and is currently the Research Services Librarian. Among her responsibilities is the coordination of instruction services, which along with her liaison departments (Catholic Studies, Classical Studies, English, Mathematics Statistics and Computer Science, Modern Languages, Nursing, Philosophy and Religious Studies), has provided opportunities to explore options for faculty engagement.

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Lindsay Tyler

I am lead of the CNIB Library Partners Program, an initiative that makes CNIB Library's accessible collections and services available to people with print disabilities through public libraries in participating provinces.

The Partners Program helps libraries enhance their accessible services with access to alternate formats, training, promotion and outreach support, and accessible programming resources.

Visit us at cniblibrary.ca!

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Lise Brin

Lise Brin is a Program Officer with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). As part of the CARL team, Lise is working on advocacy and strategy efforts primarily related to scholarly publishing, open access, and copyright. Prior to joining CARL, Lise served as Scholarly Communication Librarian at St. Francis Xavier University.

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Lou Duggan

Lou Duggan is the Chair of the Dalhousie School of Information Management Alumni Association (SIMAA)

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Louise White

Library Copyright Coordinator and Associate University Librarian, Marine, Music & Education Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Lucas Maxwell

Youth Services Librarian Tantallon Public Library

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Lui Greco

Director Government Relations

CNIB Atlantic Canada

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Mark Leggott

Mark is the University Librarian at the University of PEI, President of discoverygarden Inc. and founder of the open source Islandora project. Mark has been involved with things open and digital for most of his career, and together with the team at the University of PEI is working on a digital archive of the complete cultural and heritage history of the Island. As founder of the Islandora project Mark collaborates with global institutions interested in stewarding digital information for the long-term.

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Mark Oakley

Mark is a published author and illustrator and has created comic books and sci fi adventure books for children and young adults. 

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Meg Ecclestone

Collection Development Manager, Eastern Canada YBP Library Services

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Melissa Anez

Graduate student at the School of Information Management, Dalhousie University. Interested in information management technology, academic social networks, and methods to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Universities through intangible networks.

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Melissa Belvadi

Academic collections management and analysis, particularly electronic books and serials. How to squeeze every last penny of value from our depressingly small budget. User experience in electronic products and optimizing discoverability experience. Data visualization. Google Sheets advanced techniques. Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology/Gender Studies Liaison Librarian.

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Michelle Helliwell

Librarian with Annapolis Valley Health, South Shore Health, & South West Health.

I'm pretty passionate about how the public uses health information in their day to day life and wants to work with anyone else who is. I'm also keenly interested in librarians who do interesting and innovative things. Work-life balance for me is a must, not a motto. I also happen to make wicked tea bicuits.

Expert searching in health sciences/medicine, knowledge translation, information management, social media, evidence based practice, user-centred information services, health literacy
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Michelle Huett Helliwell

I live in Brooklyn, Hants County Nova Scotia with my husband, 2 sons, dog and cat. Love my job but would also love to be independently wealthy. Brooklyn is a great little village - I live within walking distance of the post office, the school, the hardware store, a dollar store, smallish grocery store with real farm eggs and, most importantly, Shirley's Pizza, which make the best donairs anywhere. All I need is a pub and I would never leave - although I occasionally miss Halifax!

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Mike Beazley

Academic Librarian, Acadia University

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Nicole Dixon

Nicole Dixon is the electronic resources librarian at Cape Breton University. Her first book, the collection of stories High-Water Mark, was shortlisted for an Atlantic Book Award. An avid gardener, Nicole is also a proponent of open source software as a means of encouraging sustainability through technology. In the winter of 2015, Nicole will be the writer-in-residence at the Pierre Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon. Please visit nicoledixon.ca.

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Nicole Dixon

Leave only the smallest footprint.

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Owen Hewitt

I'm passionate about the librarian's craft, specifically its impact on nurturing and developing civil society. This will be evident in my presentation on international librarianship which is built around my own experience working for UNESCO in St Kitts and Nevis.

I'm really looking forward to APLA 2012 as well as visiting the venerable Acadia University. Nova Scotia is a wonderful place to call home and I hope to see plenty of old friends and colleagues while I'm there.

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Paul Maxner

A graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Master of Archival Studies, Paul has found his place in the Canadian Archival landscape via cyberspace. He has had the opportunity, during his 15 years at the provincial archives in Nova Scotia, to be part of a team responsible for making available 75+ virtual exhibits, searchable databases and resource guides via the web. More than 100,000 historical photographs, documents, maps, print materials, sound recordings and film clips present a treasure trove of digitized resources that only begin to display the richness of Nova Scotia's heritage... Read more

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Peter Webster

With Saint Mary’s since 1993, Peter Webster has served on management and technical committees for the NOVANET library consortium, the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL-CBUA), and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). He is currently Co-Chair of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) for Statistics Canada’s Data Liberation Initiative, and a member of the CARL Portage Project, Data Discovery Expert Group. He has presented and written widely on library technology topics.

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Rita Campbell

Rita Campbell has been Systems Librarian, University Librarian and is currently Special Projects Librarian at StFX.  She has been offering the Business Librarian in Residence service since 2011.

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Robin Parker

Clinical Research Librarian Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre

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Sam Cheng

Copyright Officer, Institute of Technology Campus, Nova Scotia Community College Computers & Connectivity Interest Group Convener

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Simon Lloyd

Simon has worked with the University Archives and the Prince Edward Island Collection (as well as other special collections) at the UPEI Robertson Library since 1999. His professional interests include: the collection and preservation of published and unpublished documentation of PEI and Atlantic culture and heritage (and the use of digitization, enriched meta-data, etc. to improve access to same), archives and recorded information management (RIM), information literacy, and copyright.

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Slavko Manojlovich

Digital Preservation

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Sreejata Chatterjee

Graduate student at the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University.

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Steve Sloan

Acting Head, Science and Forestry Library, UNB Libraries

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