The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) will be held from Wednesday – Friday, October 18-20, 2017 at the Marriott Château Champlain, 1050 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC. Programming officially kicks off Wednesday evening with the welcome reception at 5:30 p.m. The official program will conclude at 1pm on Friday with optional tours to follow.
Pursuant to CRKN By-law sections 14 and 15, the Annual Meeting of the Members (business meeting) will take place on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Marriott Château Champlain in the Salle de Bal beginning at 10:30 am EDT. Simultaneous translation will be provided.
Proxy forms are available online or upon request from the CRKN office. Signed proxy forms must be received by CRKN no later than October 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm EDT.
Speakers and Bios (click here to expand)
Prior to her appointment at COPPUL she was Associate University Librarian, Collections and Scholarly Communication at SFU, with overall responsibility for collections management, the acquisitions budget, and licensing of electronic resources. From 2003 – 2008 she was a member of the Content Strategy Committee at CRKN (then the NRT). Gwen's research and professional interests include shared print archiving, library collaboration, and collections management.
A Toronto native, Bird earned an honours BA in English at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. in 1986, followed by a Master of Library Science at the University of British Columbia in 1992.
Ken moved to Ottawa from Yellowknife in 2009 to work with CRKN. He has an eclectic work experience and enjoys varied challenges and opportunities for problem solving and creativity. Ken obtained a BCom from the University of Alberta, and an MBA from Queen's University. He obtained his CMA in Alberta in 2001, and is now a member of CPA Ontario. He has worked previously in public practice, in industry, and most recently for a publicly traded aviation company.
Jason has member experience as an Electronic Resources Technician at University of Ottawa, where he provided bilingual service to the University community. He completed his Master of Information Studies from the University of Ottawa in 2014. He has a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in History and a minor in English from George Washington University and a Master of Arts in History from McGill University.
Alexandra has a Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences (2003), and an Honours Baccalaureate in Linguistics (1997), both from the Université de Montréal. Alexandra’s professional interests include usage data analytics, license negotiations and collection assessment.
Prior to SFU he worked as a liaison librarian at the University of Regina. Mr. Mundle plays an active role in BC’s library community recently chairing the Council of Post Secondary Library Directors and the AskAway Advisory Committee. From 2004 to 2011 he served on the Steering Committee of the BC Electronic Library Network, including chairing it for two years. He has been Treasurer of the British Columbia Library Association and sat on the Library 2020 Organizing Committee.
He also served as President of the Saskatchewan Library Association, Institutional Director for the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries and member of the National Library of Canada’s Resource Sharing Review Working Group. Throughout his career Mr. Mundle has had a keen interest in technology, copyright, collection development and labour relations. He received his MLS (1989) and BA in History (1984) both from UBC
Craig is a graduate from the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program at Dalhousie University and has previously worked at Saint Mary’s University.
Alan joined Concordia in 2012 from Toronto, where he had served as provost of Ryerson University. There he led teams developing entrepreneur-based experiential learning, including the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) and the Centre for Urban Energy. Alan has also held leadership roles in Virginia and Texas and at the University of Guelph.
He studied at St Olaf College and the University of Virginia (PhD 1990), and was a visiting student at Cambridge. He has held senior fellowships at University of Toronto.
His past and present public service includes Canadian Research Knowledge Network, Montréal Board of Trade, Stratford Festival of Canada, Montréal’s Quartier d’innovation, Fondation Montréal Inc., Montréal Science Centre Foundation, and Aéro Montréal.