CRKN employs a diverse team of librarians, developers, technicians, and other professionals to meet the evolving needs of its member community.
Clare joined CRKN as Executive Director in 2012 and provides innovative leadership to meet CRKN’s ambitious strategic objectives, while representing CRKN in several collaborations.
Manager, Administrative and Corporate Services
Nazia oversees the administration and governance of CRKN, working with the Board, committees, and membership. She has worked in office management and governance for over 12 years.
Manager, Strategy and Engagement
Claire holds a PhD in English from the University of Toronto, which involved digital archival research. She has worked in communications supporting the Canadian STEM research community.
Senior Manager, Heritage Services
Jason has member experience as an Electronic Resources Technician at University of Ottawa. He holds a BA, a Master of Information Studies, and an MA in History.
Azard Kallan, CPA, CGA
Director, Finance and Administration
Manager, Research Infrastructure and Development
James has been working in the digital heritage and scholarly communications worlds since 2001, and has contributed to several national digital infrastructure initiatives in that time.
Senior Manager, Licensing & Member Services
Craig Joined the CRKN team in 2011. Craig has a BA in English and History and a Master of Library and Information studies, both from Dalhousie University.
Manager, Digitization Services
Beth joined Canadiana in 1988. Beth has an Honours BA in history and sociology, and a Master of Library and Information Science.
LICENSING AND MEMBER SERVICES
Senior Licensing Officer
Amanda holds a BA from Carleton University and a Library Technician diploma. She has broad academic experience gained from nearly 5 years of working in different capacities at uOttawa.
Licensing and Member Services Officer
Allison holds two BAs from McMaster University and a MLIS from Western University. She is passionate about making information sustainably and equitably accessible.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
Brittny holds a BCS from Carleton University and a certificate in User Experience from the University of Toronto. Before joining CRKN, Brittny worked with IBM for four years.
LEAD SYSTEMS ENGINEER
Russell became active in the free software movement in 1992 and regularly submits to government consultations on copyright, telecommunications and other technology law.
Senior Systems Analyst
Hugo has been in IT for 20 years working with Microsoft and Linux systems. Before joining CRKN, he worked at the library of the University of Ottawa for 5 years.
Manager, Canadian Persistent Identifier Community
Dedicated to service and knowledge access, John has experience working in research and public library contexts. John recently completed his PhD in neuroscience at McGill University.
Document Scanning Operator
Raymond has a diploma in computer programming from La Cité Collégiale and has worked in the heritage, publishing, and web design fields.
Patricia is a graduate of the Library Technician program at Algonquin College. She has worked for Canadiana for over 30 years.
Digitization Services Lead
Rebecca is a graduate of the Photography Program at Algonquin College. She has several years of experience working in imaging and photography.
Digitization Technical Lead
John is a graduate of the Algonquin College School of Media & Design's Photography program. He brings extensive public and private sector technical experience to the CRKN team.
Senior Metadata Analyst
Natalie has a Library Technician diploma (Algonquin College), a BA (Carleton University), and a MLIS (University of Alberta). She has worked in library technical services since 2010.
Heritage Services Officer
Percy Miller holds a BA, as well as a Master of Information from the University of Toronto. She is passionate about providing excellent service to research communities.
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Tamana Ariapor holds a Bachelor of Arts from Kabul University in Afghanistan. She has extensive experience in administration and logistics with international organizations.
Zoe holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Carleton University and has over five years of accounting experience working in not-for-profits.
Heritage Engagement Officer
Georgia holds an MPhil in Heritage and Museums from the University of Cambridge. She has broad experience with heritage preservation, exhibitions, and the GLAM community.
Francesca holds an MA in Public History from Carleton University. She joined CRKN in 2019 and has a background in research and outreach for digital heritage projects.
Special Projects Assistant
Angela holds a PhD from the York/Toronto Metropolitan University program in Communication and Culture. She is completing a Master of Information Science at the University of Toronto.