About Me

An enthusiastic teacher turned librarian, I have a diverse background and broad interests. While primarily working with web technology, I have interests in general computing and technology, instruction, accessibility, information management, technical services and metadata, among others.

I am always on the look out to improve existing services and implementing new ones. While not a programmer, I like to learn and I am not afraid to work with code. My methodology is very much user oriented in all my projects and work (at least as much as possible), and my aim is to improve the user experience for both the end-user and content creators.

Through the local library association, I mentor (almost) every term of the BCLA Mentorship program, which is a one-on-one professional mentorship program, mostly helping students and younger professionals with their applications, job prospects, and professional development.

Teach the web! I am also a Mozilla Learning Network Contributor. I’ve organized aker parties and volunteered at a number of Mozilla organized maker events (e.g. HackJam, HASTAC, MozFest). Random acts of helping happen as well, such as helping with localization/translation efforts.

I am also a proud mentor of Ladies Learning Code, a non-profit that holds one day technology workshops. Mostly, I volunteer for HTML/CSS and web design, but also Photoshop and Hack-a-thon workshops.

Last but not least, I help with organizing conferences and workshops whenever and wherever I can (see the list below).

You can follow me on twitter or find me elsewhere through about.me.

Current Employment

I am currently on contract as the Content Coordinator for the BC Libraries Cooperative‘s National Network of Equitable Library Service, providing and connecting public libraries across Canada to bring accessible formats of books and other materials to people with print disabilities.

  • coordinate (and improve) the content processes and production of accessible formats
  • process and coordinate ongoing copyright clearance
  • assist with negotiating licenses for existing collections of accessible content
  • assist with making partnerships with other accessible content producers to share collections and resources
  • work to expose content on the web and to harvest content
  • manage current metadata and ingest of produced and contributed titles and collections
  • train staff, both in-person and at a distance, and provide resources producing accessible formats, and managing content in NNELS
  • research answers to legal questions surrounding accessible format production and distribution
  • supervise students and contract workers assisting with production

Professional Employment

  • Web Accessibility Consultant, for Support Students with Disabilities website at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JISC) (February – March 2016)
    • Work with staff to ensure accessibility guidelines are met.
    • Provide reports and possible solutions to accessibility issues.
    • Provide training and resources on accessibility, particularly creating content and documents.
  • Accessibility Librarian, at CAPER-BC (formerly, CILS) housed at Langara College (July 2013 – July 2014)
    • Developed and maintained new website (WordPress) (to reflect name change), doing usability work, and ensuring accessibility guidelines are met.
    • Migrated (to Confluence) and reorganized wiki used for intranet.
    • Automated backup of digital collection files that are created during production.
    • Catalogued and processed new materials and requests.
    • Provided IT and technology support to staff and clients as needed.
    • Wrote department newsletters sent out to students and coordinators.
    • Documented processes and workflow.
    • Ran and analyzed statistics and web analytics.
  • Acting Web Services (previously, Innovative Technologies) Librarian at Ryerson University Library & Archives (RULA) (January 2012 – June 2013)
    • Implemented content management system (WordPress)
    • Implemented issue tracker (Redmine) in conjunction with intranet (Drupal)
    • Created and revised web content to meet web accessibility guidelines (WCAG)
    • Managed and pushed out shelf mapping tool (RULA Bookfinder)
    • Provided instructional workshops, reference desk (including chat), library tours, and more
  • Student Librarian at the UBC Education Library (September 2010 – April 2011, September 2011 – December 2011)
    • information/reference desk
    • instructional workshops on searching for library materials, and databases
  • Information Management Analyst at Natural Resources Canada (Ottawa May 2011 – August 2011)
    • Recordkeeping and Disposition Authorities Project joint with Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
    • business case and work plan research and writing
    • wiki (MediaWiki) support, training, and content management
  • Web Services Co-op Student at UBC Library Systems & Information Technology (LSIT) (May 2010 – April 2011)
    • website redevelopment, content inventory, mockups, consultation, etc.
    • user studies/user experience
    • migration and content centralization to WordPressMS and UBC Wiki (MediaWiki)
    • see work projects below for examples
  • Other previous experience include teaching, research support, tutoring, office/clerical support, and customer service.

Recent Volunteering

Presentations & Articles


I finished my Master’s in Library and Information Studies (LIS) at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS) in December 2011 and graduated in May 2012.

Although I graduated with first a double English and Psychology then out of Education, I began as a student in Software Engineering and Mathematics (at what is now SFU Surrey, but used to be TechBC), and I am still very much interested in computers and technology.


Professional Affiliations

Recent Projects

Work on the National Network for Equitable Library Services at BC Libraries Cooperative (2014-Present)

A lot of my work at NNELS is focused on metadata and accessible format production, though other things will creep in.

Accessible Formats




Work Projects at CILS/CAPER-BC (2013-2014)

Most of the year was spent working on the website (involving WordPress) and research, along with some other smaller projects.


Website Redesign


Work Projects at Ryerson (2012-2013)

Most of the year was spent doing web redesign, web accessibility, and WordPress work.

Team Projects




Plugin Reviews