The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) was held on October 16-18, 2018 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Read a recap of the AGM and watch videos of the keynote and open access session.
The AGM Evaluations Report is now available.
Speakers and Bios (click here to expand)
Treena Chambers is an International Studies student at SFU, and brings her experience as a mature student and her Métis background into her studies of nationhood and identity. Treena’s past experience as a co-curator and organizer of the Robson Reading Series and work in the bookselling industry helps to inform her varied contributions to The People and the Text. She has worked on the categorization/digitization of archival materials that appear on our website.
Margery Fee, PhD, FRSC, is Professor Emerita of English at the University of British Columbia. She is a Co-Investigator with The People and the Text. Her most recent book is Literary Land Claims: "The Indian Land Question" from Pontiac's War to Attawapiskat (2015).
Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis) is Associate Professor in the Departments of First Nations Studies and English at Simon Fraser University. She is Principal Investigator on a five-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded project for 2015-2020 called "The People and the Text: Indigenous Writing in Northern North America up to 1992." She is the Past-President of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) and is the Series Editor for the Indigenous Studies Series at Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Alix Shield is a PhD Candidate and settler scholar in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC). Her research uses contemporary digital humanities methods to analyze collaboratively-authored twentieth- and twenty-first-century Indigenous literatures in Canada, and is primarily focused on E. Pauline Johnson's and Chief Joe & Mary Capilano’s 1911 text Legends of Vancouver. Alix is also a Research Assistant for Dr. Deanna Reder’s “The People and the Text” SSHRC-funded project, and the recipient of a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her doctoral work.
As Executive Director of CRKN Clare is accountable to the Board of Directors and provides leadership and vision to the team. She is responsible for developing CRKN’s overall strategic direction, implementing policies, programs, and decisions in keeping with the strategic direction, as well as administering ongoing operational and business affairs and ensuring member engagement. The ED advises the Board of Directors on new policy developments or initiatives that CRKN might undertake, developing proposals for consideration and approval by the Board of Directors and members during the Annual General Meeting. The ED also represents CRKN members in national and international initiatives. Prior to joining CRKN Clare refined her negotiating skills as Director, Sales and Strategic Support for Ingram, Coutts Information Services, working closely with university libraries across North America to provide collections and acquisitions services for monographic content. She earned a BA in General Studies from Simon Fraser University and continues her education in management and leadership through York University's Schulich School of Business.
Sascha Adler is the Lead Application Developer at CRKN. Sascha is responsible for designing and writing software for the preservation and access of Canadiana's content and metadata. Sascha joined Canadiana in September 2011 and became Lead Application Developer in 2014.
Sascha holds a BSc in Computer Science from Cornell University, and has over ten years of software development experience. When away from the computer, Sascha sings as a tenor in the Capital Chamber Choir, and at other vocal and opera performances throughout the Ottawa area.
Colleen Campbell leads outreach for Open Access 2020, a global initiative coordinated by the Max Planck Digital Library in Munich, Germany dedicated to accelerating the transition to open access. Passionate about libraries and the exciting changes underway in scholarly communication, she leads workshops that enable librarians and other stakeholders to take proactive steps toward creating a fair, sustainable and open information environment. Previously European Director for Participation and Strategic Partnerships for JSTOR and the digital preservation service, Portico, Colleen has over 20 years of international experience across all areas of the academic information sector, serves on a number of information industry committees, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. Formerly an actress, she holds degrees in Theatre (BA, Indiana University) and in Italian (MA, Middlebury College) and lives near Florence, Italy.
Arnald Desrochers has been Chargé de projet – Achats en communs for the 18 members of the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) since May 2015. Since 2013 he has also acted as the electronic collections librarian at l’Université du Québec à Montréal. He has held positions as Director of Accounts for Sales, Electronic Resources at Academic Libraries in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. He has also been Account Manager for various library system vendors including multiLIS, DRA and Gaylord Information Systems. Arnald earned his M.Sc. in Library and Information Science from the University of Montreal and his M.Sc. in Hispanic Studies from McGill University. He is from Winnipeg and has lived in Montreal since 1987.
Émilie Fortin completed her Master's Degree in Information Science from Université de Montréal and spent one year at the Haute école de gestion in Geneva. In 2010, she joined the Université Laval Library overseeing the preservation and conservation of physical and digital collections. She recently helped set up the Library's Digitization and Digital Production Center and was appointed to the CRKN's Trusted Digital Repository Task Group.
The Senior Member Services Officer has responsibility for providing license maintenance support to members, administering the content program including coordinating and supporting the negotiations process and on-going contracts management. He works closely with the Content Strategy Committee, provides staff support to the Serials Management Sub-committee and promotes CRKN's Journal Value Analytics service.
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.
Pamela Jacobs is Head, Collections & Content at the University of Guelph Library. She has been involved in collections work for over 18 years at the University of Guelph, YBP Library Services and at Brock University. She has a BSc and MSc in Botany from the University of Guelph and a MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Denise Koufogiannakis is Associate University Librarian responsible for collection strategies, bibliographic services, and access services at the University of Alberta Libraries. She holds a PhD in Information Studies from Aberystwyth University, an MLIS from the University of Alberta, and an MA (Queen's) and BA (St. Francis Xavier) in English Literature. Denise's professional and research interests include evidence based library and information practice, collection management, open access, and new publishing formats.
Julien is a Sales professional and business leader with over 20 years of experience commercializing goods and services in the Food & Beverage, HVAC, Sports Equipment and Medical Device sectors, believing that the ‘science of success’ transcends industries.
Recognized in 2014 as one of Ottawa’s Top 40 Under 40, Julien is a ‘serial entrepreneur’ who has played a role in founding or fostering over 10 companies to commercial viability. His enthusiasm for entrepreneurism is rivaled only by his passion for learning and teaching – Julien reads at least one book a week to continue to bring the newest ideas and disciplines to his clients.
Dana McFarland is Librarian & Coordinator for eResources & Scholarly Communication at Vancouver Island University Library, and current Board Chair for the BC Libraries Cooperative. Her background includes professional and leadership roles in BC academic libraries and also in collaborative library organizations (COPPUL, Council of Post Secondary Library Directors BC, BC Electronic Library Network.
Todd Mundle has been University Librarian at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since May 2012. Prior to that he served as Associate University Librarian at Simon Fraser University Library with responsibilities for Collections and Scholarly Communications and previously, for Library’s budget and personnel. As SFU’s Head, Collections Management, he was involved in the early years of the CNSLP project.
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
As Senior Content & Licensing Officer, Craig is responsible for administering the Content program including coordinating the negotiations process, on-going contracts management, and license maintenance support. Craig performs staff support for the Content Strategy Committee and other committees and task groups, as well as oversees the frontline Member Services function. He joined the CRKN team in May 2011 as Member Services & Licensing Officer, and moved to his current position in January 2013.
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.
Beth Stover is the Manager, Digitization and Heritage Collections at CRKN. Beth oversees the selection, acquisition and digitization of Canadiana collections and the provision of digitization services to external clients.
Beth joined Canadiana.org in 1988. Over the years, she has worn many hats including, Manager of the Toronto Office, Cataloguer and Bibliographer. Beth has an Honours BA in History and Sociology and received her Master of Library and Information Science from Western University and has previously worked in the School of Library and Information Science Archives at Western.
As Senior Content & Licensing Officer, Monica is responsible for administering the Content program including coordinating the negotiations process, on-going contracts management, and license maintenance support. Monica performs staff support for the Content Strategy Committee and other committees and task groups, as well as oversees the frontline Member Services function. Monica has been with CRKN since 2011, first as Member Services and Licensing Officer, and then moving to the position of Senior Content & Licensing Officer in early 2013. She has an Honours BA in Sociology and received her Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Monica’s professional interests include open access, scholarly communication, collaboration through consortia, and license negotiations.