Qualifications Overview

Information professional with teaching, communications, & project management skills. Managed staffs and operations, as well as website, print and outreach projects. Extensive experience in writing, editing, instruction, research and website development.

Professional Highlights

Reference

• Conducted research for several years in academic, public & corporate environments;

• Taught reference skills to college library staff (ADMC and Mohawk);

• Used AskAway to serve clients on remote campuses.

Instruction

• Worked as curriculum developer for Justice Institute of BC. and Gov’t of Alberta

• Taught information literacy at three universities and three colleges;

• Conducted staff training & development in academic and public libraries;

• Taught two library-technician courses in a college program;

• Proficient in Blackboard, Moodle, Captivate, Photoshop, Flash, digital video, etc.;

• MET included instructional design, learning theory, current technologies;

Communications & Marketing

• Developed many websites, newsletters, brochures, posters, advertisements and displays;

• Wrote news, editorials, features, advertising copy, corporate communications;

• Performed copy editing, proofreading, newsroom management, photography;

• Published many articles in the Vancouver Sun, BC Business magazine, Georgia Straight, etc.

• Implemented wikis, blogs & feeds for staff communication & training;

• Completed studies in marketing and strategic communications (UBC and UVic).

Leadership

• Managed and co-managed several projects in academic and public library settings;

• Managed a college library, a public library branch, and editorial departments;

• Completed studies in management and project management during MLIS.

Technical Skills

Writing, editing & desktop publishing
• Flash, Captivate, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
• LMSs, e.g., Blackboard, Moodle
Content management systems, metadata
• Photography, video & digital darkroom
Website development, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
• Classroom teaching & training
e-Learning development
• Instructional design
• ILS maintenance

Employment

Sector Web Publisher
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operationss
Oct. 2015 – present
Program Coordinator, Library & Instructional Technology
AIM Alberta (Alberta Health Services)
Feb. 2014 – Oct. 2015
Web Services Librarian
Thompson Rivers University
May 2012 – July 2013
Writer (contract)
BC Government (PSA); Camosun College
Sept. 2011 – May 2012
Web & Instruction Librarian (nine-month contract)
University of Alberta
Nov. 2010 – 31 Aug. 2011
Educational technologist (PT) & temporary writer/researcher
Vancouver Island University & Camosun College
May 2010 – Nov. 2010
Completing MET
UBC (distance)
Sept. 2009 – Apr. 2010
Curriculum Developer (six-month contract)
Justice Institute of BC,
New Westminster, B.C.
Feb. 2009 – Aug. 2009
Communications Officer
Ministry of Health,
Victoria, B.C.
Sept. 2008 – Feb. 2009
Library Manager (contract)
Vancouver Island Regional Library,
Duncan, B.C.
Mar. 2008 – Sept. 2008
Librarian (contract)
Northwest Community College,
Terrace, B.C.
Jan. 2008 – Mar. 2008
Librarian, Access Services (contract)
Mohawk College,
Hamilton, Ontario
Mar. 2007 – Aug. 2007
Librarian, Instructional Services (contract)
Conestoga College,
Kitchener, Ontario
Jan. 2007 – Mar. 2007
Managing Librarian
Abu Dhabi Men’s College,
United Arab Emirates
Aug. 2003 – July 2006
Faculty Librarian
Pacific Lutheran University,
Tacoma, WA
June 2001 – June 2002
Faculty Librarian
The University of Idaho,
Moscow, Idaho
Oct. 1999 – Oct. 2000
Librarian
Public libraries (Seattle, Denver)
2001-02; 2002-03
Contract Information Professional
Community Access, Nova Corp., SFU (Vancouver, Calgary)
1997-1999
Staff writer
Business In Vancouver
1995 – 1997
Freelance writer
Newspapers, magazines (Vancouver Sun, BC Business, Georgia Straight, Quill & Quire)
1992 – 2001
Newspaper Editor
Richmond News; Banff Crag & Canyon
1988 – 1992
Reporter
Abbotsford Times, Whistler Question
1986 – 1989

Education

Master of Educational Technology UNIVERSITY of BRITISH COLUMBIA 2010
Master of Library & Information Studies UNIVERSITY of BRITISH COLUMBIA 1997
Journalism Certificate LANGARA COLLEGE 1986
Bachelor of Arts, English UNIVERSITY of BRITISH COLUMBIA 1984

Professional Activities

• Conference presenter, Canadian Library Association (St. John’s), 2007

• Web coordinator, 2011 BCLA conference

• Volunteer webmaster and photographer, Terry Fox Run & SLA conference (Abu Dhabi)

• Contributor, Independent Learning Schemes: A Practical Approach. TESOL, 2006

Selected articles & publications

Sample e-learning tutorials

• Sample websites

Sample graphics & layouts


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