Master of Information Science – Library and Information Science concentration

University of Toronto, Faculty of Information

Graduation: April 2019


Bachelor of Arts – Double Major Studio Art & Philosophy

University of Guelph



Exchange – MA courses in Philosophy

University of Copenhagen




Metadata Librarian

University of Toronto Libraries

May 2019 – Present

  • Using tools such as SirsiDynix Symphony API, MySQL, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, and Excel for metadata retrieval, batch edits, data analysis, and large scale metadata clean up.
  • Supporting electronic resource discovery.
  • Collaborates with various UTL libraries and affiliates on metadata processes.
  • Participates in various UTL committees and groups, including the Cataloguing and Authorities Interest Group (CAUG), the Research Interest Group (RIG), and the Carpentries at U of T Group.

TALint Student- E-Resources and Metadata

University of Toronto Libraries

Sept 2017 – May 2019

  • Evaluating and editing MARC Records.
  • Evaluating and editing bibliographic information for databases, retrieving and overlaying correct records from Knowledge bases.
  • Daily work with Sirsi, Intota, MarcEditor and MARC 21 formatting.
  • MySQL database querying.
  • Managing and delivering a 5 part workshop series for staff in the Collection Development Department, with a focus on data. Workshop content can be found here.
  • Original cataloguing for 16 Digital Collections records.
  • Reconciliation of records from a variety of sources, which commonly requires record assessment, replacement, and documentation.
  • Developing training materials for incoming employees.

Halton Hills Public Library Practicum Student

Halton Hills Public Library

October 2018 – December 2018

  • Worked collaboratively with colleagues to create a spreadsheet of community assets for their experimental community asset mapping project.
  • Developed and communicated to other staff the procedure for mapping the resources into maps, organized by type of resource (i.e. sports and recreation, faith, etc.).
  • Mapped all sports and recreation resources.

ORCID Outreach Practicum Student

Ryerson University

May 2018 – July 2018

  • Created a libguide which was AODA compliant and featured on the
  • Delivered 3 workshop sessions attended by 12 faculty and researchers about ORCID creation, maintenance and FAQs.
  • Met one-on-one with 19 liaison librarians with the purpose of ensuring all librarians have an ORCID, and teaching how to talk about ORCID and how to prepare for FAQs.
  • Sought and received approval to implement a Single Sign On service, which required explaining the technical specifications, and responding to the Privacy and Cybersecurity offices.

Collection Services Page

Orangeville Public Library

Oct 2015 – Aug 2017

  • Working in Horizons for purchase requests, MARC Record editing.
  • Familiar with Bibliocommons, Dewey Decimal System, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Daily shelving and customer service within the library.
  • Participating in quarterly professional development opportunities ranging from tours of regional libraries and brainstorming sessions about our upcoming renovation to diffusing difficult and confrontational situation.

Summer Reading Program Assistant

Orangeville Public Library

Jun 2015 – Aug 2015

  • Developing and implementing programming for the TD Summer Reading Club for a total of 1161 participants over the course all programs, with 1251 individual instances of book reporting.
  • Increased program by 177 new participants.



Up and Comer Award (2018) Against the Grain Media

By nomination, Up-and-Comers are new professionals to the library/vendor/publisher/researcher fields, who are future library leaders and changemakers.

NASIG John Riddick Student Grant (2018) NASIG

Developed to promote engagement in the information supply chain, this grant is awarded to current MI or MLIS students from across Canada, the United States and Mexico based on application, reference, and CV.

OCULA Lightning Strikes Award Winner (Feb. 2018) OCULA

First round of judging based on creativity, relevance of the topic to academic librarianship, and appropriateness of the topic for a lightning talk by an OCULA panel of judges, followed by delivery of the proposed lightning talk by a vote of all audience members attending the Lightning Strikes Student Award Session.

Master of Information Fellowship (Sept. 2017) University of Toronto

Full tuition fee scholarship offered to a limited number of outstanding incoming students to the Master of Information (MI) or Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) programs. Requires academic excellence in the admitting undergraduate degree(s) – minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of A- (3.70/4.00) or better.

Jakob Amsutz Prize (June 2017) University of Guelph

Awarded to the graduating student with the highest average in honours philosophy.

Guelph Creative Arts Association- Gordon Couling Scholarship (Oct. 2015) University of Guelph

Established by the Guelph Creative Arts Association in memory of Gordon Couling. The student who achieved the highest grade in Art History and Studio Art courses will be selected.

University of Guelph Printmaking Prize (2015)

Awarded to the student judged to have made the outstanding academic contribution to the practice of printmaking during the semester.



Two-Day Library Carpentries Curriculum (Introduction to Data, Tidy Data, OpenRefine, Introduction to Git, FAIR Data)

May 27 & 28, 2019, with Elaine Wong, Bank of Canada, Ottawa.

OpenRefine Library Carpentries Curriculum

April 18, 2019, with Rachel Wang, Ryerson University Library and Archives, Toronto.

Discovering & Developing your Core Competencies to Structure your Career Trajectory

April 15, 2019, Information & Museum Studies Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto.

Pivot Tables in Excel

March 11, 2019, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto.

Functions, Formulas and Fuzzy Matching

February 25, 2019, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto.

Introduction to Handling Data and SQL

February 19, 2019, with May Chan, Code4Lib 2019, San Jose, California.

Navigating Excel

January 21, 2019, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto.

Introduction to MarcEdit Workshop

March 9, 2018 with Antonio Muñoz Gomez and Sarah Gorman, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto.


Slowly but Surely: Diversity and Inclusion in action at University of Toronto Libraries

May 7, 2019, TRY+ Library Conference: Critical Times with May Chan and Rachel Wang.

Dilemmas of Block Chain and Publishing

July 30, 2018, Lightning Talk, FSCI San Diego.

Like Meerkats or a Symphony: Cases for Collaboration in Library Technical Services

June 8, 2018, Lightning Talk, Transforming the Community: NASIG 33rd Annual Conference.

Using Core Competencies as a Compass

April 5, 2018, University of Toronto Libraries Town Hall.

Traditional Knowledge and Knowledge Bases

February 1, 2018, OCULA Lightning Strikes Competition, OLA Super Conference.

Winner of the 2018 Lightning Strikes Award.

I know it’s around here somewhere… The importance of good metadata standards for research data

December 6, 2017, Lightning Talk, DLI Regional Training.

Mythmaking and Indigeneity: Critically addressing the myths which failed Tekahionwake Pauline Johnson and Annie Pootoogook

February 17, 2017, Art House Café Lecture Series, Grimsby Public Art Gallery.



Metadata Cleanup and Access: Two Departments and Four Conclusions

May 1, 2018 with Karen Ho and Sarah Gorman, TRY+ TRY Library Conference 2018.



OCULA Lightning Strikes Session at Super Conference 2018 Open Shelf Magazine.



The Carpentries (Software, Data and Library Carpentries), Instructor

Training completed October 2018.

THINC Lab, University of Guelph, Member

February 2019 – present.

OLA and OCULA, Member

February 2018 – present.

NASIG, Member

September 2017 – present.

CAPAL (Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians), First Year Co-Chair, Treasurer

University of Toronto Student Chapter.

September 2017 – April 2019.

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