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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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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 IT and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Atlantic School of Theology here in Halifax. I am also the Library Co-Chair!

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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 new analyt…

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Angela J. Reynolds

Head of Youth Services for Annapolis Valley Regional Library
I love books for children and teens, and I write about them often on Twitter @annavalley

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Arthur Slade

Canadian writer of novels for young adults.

@arthurslade on Twitter

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Beth Maddigan

Children's Librarian with 20 years of experience working in public libraries that has recently "jumped ship" into the academic library universe and now serves as the Education Librarian (Faculty of Education) for Memorial University Libraries.

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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 fo…

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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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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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Donald Moses

Donald Moses is the Digital Initiatives and Systems Librarian at the Robertson Library and works with the Systems and Digitization team to develop and maintain the library's systems, repository framework and digital collections. He is also a contributor to the Islandora project, including system architecture and functionality.

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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

Director of the Electronic Text Centre at UNB Libraries and Co-Director of the Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives project

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Erin Patterson

Erin Patterson has been studying intellectual property issues and Canadian copyright reform since 1997, and has been the copyright coordinator at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia since 2002. She has presented on copyright at Acadia and Novanet, EDUCAUSE, and the Atlantic Provinces Library Association conference.

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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 re…

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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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Jeannie Bail

Information Services Librarian Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Jennifer Grek Martin

Recent graduate of the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University

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Jocelyne Thompson

Jocelyne Thompson is Associate Director of Libraries, Collection Services, at the University of New Brunswick (and has occupied various other positions at UNB since 2000). She received her MLS from McGill University (1985). Jocelyne was Assistant Director and eventually Director of New Brunswick Public Library Service (1989-2000); CAUL Digital Licensing Coordinator (2002-2013); APLA President (2011-12); and is currently convenor of the APLA Advocacy Interest Group. She has scars to show that an earlier experiment in weeding print journals (conducted 2002) was not universally well-received, but…

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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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Karen Darby

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

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Kirsta Stapelfeldt

Islandora Project/Repository Manager at University of Prince Edward Island

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Krista Godfrey

Web Services Librarian
Memorial University Libraries

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Lara Killian

Evidence Synthesis Research Coordinator at the Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre

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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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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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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

Melissa Belvadi is currently the User Experience & Collections Librarian at the University of Prince Edward Island. She received her MLS from UCLA in 1993 with specialization in "information systems design." Trying to maximize the value of the Library's collections budget is her passion, and the fallen Loonie has given her daunting challenges.

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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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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 heritag… Read more

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Peter Webster

Associate University Librarian, Information Technology Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary's University

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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

Associate University Librarian Information Technology and Manager, Digital Archives Initiative, Memorial University Libraries

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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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Susan Bloos

Susan Bloos has been the Branch Manager of the Forest Heights Community Library in Kitchener, Ontario for 11 years. Other career incarnations have been as a Children’s Programmer and as the Head of Young Adult and Children’s Services in various library systems.

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Suzanne van den Hoogen

A graduate of the Dalhousie School of Information Management, Suzanne’s research interests include Faculty-Librarian relationships, Student Outreach and Collaborative Library Partnerships. In addition to her Public Service responsibilities, Suzanne is the Education Librarian in Residence and subject librarian for Adult Education, Education, Anthropology, Sociology and Political Science. She will also be our 2016-17 APLA President!


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Trina O'Brien Leggott

Chief Librarian, PEI Public Library Service.

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Wendy Robicheau

Wendy Robicheau is an Archivist at Acadia University who never misses an opprotunity to talk about the exciting world of archives. Drawing on educational theory and practice, Wendy is implementing innovative ways to deliver archival information literacy sessions to undergraduate students.

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Wendy Rodgers

I have been a Humanities Liaison Librarian at the QEII Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland, since 2006. Prior to joining MUN, I was first a Liaison Librarian and then the Web Content Coordinator at the University of Guelph Library. Before that, I did a brief stint as a consumer health information project coordinator in St. John's, NL. I'm also an actor and writer, and recently tried my hand at directing. My favourite team sport is theatre.

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