I have a Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto and a BA from Principia College in Elsah, IL.
I have been teaching in the Lib Tech Program through Mohawk for more than 30 years, first teaching an Interlibrary Loan segment of an in-person Customer Service course, and more recently the online Acquisitions Course.
I have been fortunate enough to work my entire career at McMaster University Library, with my 37th anniversary just around the corner. I was hired as McMaster’s first online-searcher in combination with Reference duties, then took on Interlibrary Loan for 15 years. I moved from public services to technical services to become the Acquisitions Librarian, then Collections & Serials Librarian, then added e-Resources when these came on the scene. I moved on to become the Associate University Librarian for Collections, then moved back to public services to become the Associate University Librarian for Services & Facilities, which is my current position. This position oversees the services offered through 3 campus libraries, as well as oversight of the buildings and associated renovations of the spaces in these buildings.
Having been at McMaster for such a long time has given me the opportunity to become involved in other parts of the university’s operations as well - for example I chair both the McMaster Copyright Working Group and the McMaster Accessibility Council.