Interviews with Librarians

Each week in the NWTLA newsletter, The Snowshoe, we feature interviews with librarians across the North and beyond. Below are the interviews with the great librarians we have featured so far. If you know someone who would be great to feature email

Alessandra Waddell, Library Technician at Aurora College Yellowknife Campus

Alison Watson, Teen Services Librarian at St. Albert Public Library

Amy Lorencz, Metadata and Copyright Libraran at the Patrick Power Library at Saint Mary’s University

Anne Walsh, Manager of Library and Information Services at Aurora College in Yellowknife

Annelise Dowd, Access Services Librarian at the University of Northern British Columbia

Arianne Smith-Piquette, Library Technician at the CKUA Radio Network

Beth Kilfoy, Collections Librarian at Edmonton Public Library

Brian Dawson, NWT Territorial Librarian

Caleigh Haworth, Training & Communications Coordinator at Marigold Library System

Christine Gyapay, Head Librarian for the NWT Centennial Library in Hay River, NWT

Colette Poitras, Manager, Indigenous Public Library Outreach with Public Library Services Branch (Alberta)

Courtney Crocker, Regional Librarian for Central Division with Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries.

Darrell Yates, Executive Director and CEO of the Lakeland Library Region.

Derek Yap, Systems Librarian and Cataloguer at Yukon College

Elinor Crosby, Librarian at the Halifax Public Library

Erin Suliak, Territorial Archivist at the NWT Archives

Francisco Elton, Librarian at Chief T’Seleie School in Fort Good Hope, NWT

Gerry Burla, Legislative Librarian at the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories

Heather Martin-Detka, Library Manager at Taber Public Library in southern Alberta

Jane Edmundson, Member Support Librarian at Chinook Arch Regional Library System.

Janey Thomson, Librarian and Project Coordinator for the Alaska State Library Historical Collections

Jessica Leslie, Instruction Library at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Joanne Monner, Library and Archives Manager at the Milo Public Library

Joanne Rodger, Curriculum Specialist for the MD program at the University of Alberta

John Mutford, Manager of the Yellowknife Public Library

Karen Hudson, Chief Librarian at Salt Spring Public Library.

Kayla Lar-Son, Indigenous Academic Resident for the University of Alberta Libraries

Kieran Bailey, Chair and Librarian at Grande Prairie Regional College

Kelly Murray, Head Librarian at the Bibliotheque Allard Regional Library

Kolin Murray, Library Services Manager at the Inuvik Centennial Library

Kristen Thorp, Youth Services Manager at Eugene Public Library

Kristin Boucher, Librarian at the Fort Resolution Library

Lauren Jessop, CEO of Barrie Public Library

Leigha Locke, Children’s Services Librarian for Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries.

Leigha Rind, Métis Indigenous Intern at the University of Alberta Libraries.

Leona Berreault, Librarian for the Fort Liard Community Library

Marca Simba, Librarian at the Elizabeth Mackenzie Elementary School in Behchoko, NWT

Mark Black, Manager of the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives at the Banff Centre

Mary Greenshields, Academic Library Resident at the Biblioteque Saint-Jean at the University of Alberta

Megan Siu, Community Development & Education Specialist at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA)

Melanie Kindrachuk, Public Service Librarian at the Stratford Public Library in Southern Ontario

Michael Ciccone, Executive Director of CELA.

Misty Pynten, School Community Counselor and Librarian at Chief Sunrise Education Centre

Monique Woroniak, Information Services Librarian at the Winnipeg Public Library

Nancy McPhee, Arts, Literature and Culture Community Librarian at Hamilton Public Library

Natasha Wells, Regional Librarian in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Nicole Eva, Librarian at the University of Lethbridge

Nicole Penton, Library Technician at the Lethbridge Public Library

Paige McGeorge, Teenbrarian at the Lethbridge Public Library

Patrick McCullagh, Bookmobile Coordinator for the Lethbridge Public Library

Patrick Siebold, Library Manager for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (Haida Gwaii)

Rachel Bergquist, Public Services Librarian at the Squamish Public Library

Riel Gallant, Legislative Librarian at the Nunavut Legislative Library

Robin Hepher, CEO of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System

Ron Knowling, Manager of Public Library Services for the Government of Nunavut

Rotem Diamant, Librarian for the Toronto Zine Library

Sarah Gallagher, Outreach Librarian at Yukon Public Libraries

Tanya Ball, PhD student with the Faculty of Native Studies and sessional instructor with the School of Information Studies at the University of Alberta.

Tracey Therrien, Chief Librarian at the Nelson Public Library

Wendy Wright, Director of the Smithers Public Library