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Education

B.Mus., with Distinction, Music Education, Mount Allison University (1979)
B.Ed., University of Toronto (1984)
M.M., Michigan State University (1981)
MLIS, San José State University (2010)

Ontario Certified Teacher and member of the Ontario College of Teachers
Additional Teaching Qualifications: ESL (Part One), Instrumental Music, School Librarianship Specialist.

Professional Experience

Consultant, Libraries & Learning (2014 – present)
Instructor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto: Additional Qualifications for Teachers, Teacher Librarian (2013 – present)
Consultant, K-12 Libraries, Information Technology Services, Waterloo Region District School Board (2002 – 2014)
Teacher-Librarian, Waterloo Region District School Board (1998 – 2002)
Teacher (Instrumental Music & core subjects), Waterloo Region District School Board (1990 – 2001)
Teacher (Instrumental Music & core subjects), Durham District School Board (1984 – 1990)

Leadership

Chair, Canadian School Libraries (2016 – present)
Chair, Ontario Library Association Mentoring Committee (2016 – present)
President, Ontario Library Association (2014)
Vice-President / President-Elect, Ontario Library Association (2013)
Ontario Library Association Board of Directors (2013 – 2015)
The Partnership Board of Directors (2013 – 2014)
Co-Chair, The Association of Library Consultants and Coordinators of Ontario (2011 – 2013)
Together for Learning Project Steering Committee (2011 – present)
Knowledge Ontario Board of Directors (2008 – 2010)
President, Ontario School Library Association (2005)
Ontario Library Association Board of Directors (2004 – 2005)
Together for Learning Writing Team, Ontario School Library Association (2007 – 2010)
Acting Past President, Ontario School Library Association (2010)
OSLA Website Editor (2008 – 2009)
Be the Change Writing Team, Ontario School Library Association (2006 – 2008)
Ontario Digital Library Business Plan Steering Committee, OLA (2003 – 2004)
OSLA Councillor for Central West Region (2001 – 2004)

Awards

Ontario School Library Association Award for Special Achievement (2013)
Ontario Library Association Larry Moore Distinguished Service Award (2009)

Together for Learning Project: Ontario Library Association President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement (2013)

Professional Associations

Canadian School Libraries
Ontario Library Association
Ontario School Library Association
The Association of Library Consultants and Coordinators of Ontario
Ontario Library Information Technology Association
Educational Computing Organization of Ontario
American Library Association
American Association of School Librarians
International Society for Technology in Education