What is your current position? My current role is Executive Director of the Information and Technology Services Division (iDivision) and Legislative Librarian at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The iDivision includes the library, research Service, IT, web services, systems development, accessibility, open parliament and records management groups. In essence our group has the responsibility for … More 10 Q’s: Vicki Whitmell (Legislative Assembly of Ontario)
What is your current position? I am the Archives and Records Management Coordinator (and librarian) with CPA Canada, which is the non-profit organization that supports the Canadian accounting profession at the national level. I work in the Research, Guidance and Support department within the organization. What do you enjoy most about your work and what … More 10 Q’s: Mary Gu (CPA Canada)
Christine LeBlanc What is your current position? Library assistant at a regulatory body What do you enjoy most about your work and what are the most challenging aspects? I work at a very small special library available for staff, members, and other stakeholders who are spread out all over the province, so visibility can be … More 10 Q’s: Christine LeBlanc
Irene Batna is a Research Librarian at Baker & McKenzie. Baker & McKenzie is an international law firm which has 77 offices worldwide. What is your current position? Research Librarian What do you enjoy most about your work and what are the most challenging aspects? – Variety of research (not always about law, could … More 10 Q’s: Irene Batna (Baker & McKenzie)
What is your current position? Director of Collections and Research, Dance Collection Danse. What do you enjoy most about your work and what are the most challenging aspects? I love working with artists to help them preserve their histories and to share their stories. I also love historical research, the digging, finding pieces of … More 10 Q’s: Amy Bowring (Dance Collection Danse)
Ever wondered about how the important skills and knowledge you acquire at the iSchool may be applied beyond the library environment? Rob Ambra, a recent graduate of the iSchool (June 2010) and former co-chair of the SLA Toronto student group, has kindly shared his story offering some insights into development and broader application of transferable … More Professional Profile: Rob Ambra – ServiceOntario, Government of Ontario
Zachary Osborne is a research librarian at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) located in Waterloo, Ontario. A few weeks ago, he was kind enough to answer some questions about his current role, his career path, and the advice he has for current students. Zach’s incredibly helpful answers are below! 1. Describe your current … More Professional Profile: Zachary Osborne – CIGI
Elysia Guzik Elysia is a recent Master of Information Studies graduate (U of T, Faculty of Information, June 2010), who specialized in the library and information science stream. Prior to attending the iSchool, Elysia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Religion & Culture from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has always enjoyed organizing … More Professional Profile: Elysia Guzik – Egon Zehnder International Inc.
Have you ever thought about applying your skills acquired at the iSchool in a position in the media or journalism? If so, news librarianship might be a career you should consider! The first Professional Profile of 2011 is a special one, bringing to you the advice of three news librarians currently working at top Toronto … More Professional Profile: News Librarianship Special!
Daniel’s Current Position Daniel Lee Currently Daniel is employed with Navigator, a management consulting firm that specializes in public affairs. As Daniel explained, Navigator aims to apply the principles of a political campaign to help businesses and governments overcome and avoid public affairs challenges. Just like an election campaign, Navigator conducts public opinion research, designs … More Professional Profile: Daniel Lee – Navigator