LLM in Information Technology and Intellectual Property (Sussex, UK); MLIS (Dalhousie); LLB (Dalhousie); BA Hons (York)
Intellectual property, especially copyright; privacy rights; human rights; legal research and instruction; law and ethics.
Scholarly communications and open access publishing.
Professionalism and librarianship.
Presentations and Publications
LLM dissertation title, 2019 (Sussex, UK):
Why Forget What We Can Remember? The Right to Erasure and Its Impact on Libraries, Access to Information, and Memory Keeping
Recent conference presentations:
- September 2021, presenter, "The Right to be Forgotten and Canadian Libraries", Stronger Together Virtual Conference 2021 (online)
- June 2021, presenter, "'Don't You Forget About Me': The Right to be Forgotten in Canadian Law and Libraries", CALL/ACBD 2021 (online)
- February 2021, presenter, "Why Forget What We Can Remember? The Right to be Forgotten and Its Impact on Libraries", OLA Superconference 2021 (online)
- November 2019, co-panellist on discussion about pursuing advanced legal studies as a law librarian, NCALL monthly meeting, Ottawa (ON)
- May 2017, co-presenter, "Uncharted Ethical Lands: Law Libraries as Creators, Publishers, and Hosts of New Information"; convenor, Lightning Talks; convenor, "What Are Data? What Are Statistics? Why Do They Matter To Me?", CALL/ACBD 2017, Ottawa (ON)
- January 2016, co-presenter, "'With great power comes great responsibility': Ethical and Legal Frameworks for Libraries as Creators, Publishers, and Hosts of New Information”, OLA Superconference 2016, Toronto (ON)
Professional Memberships and Associations
Member of the Law Society of Ontario since 2004.
Member of Carleton's Joint Committee on Innovation, Patents and Copyright since 2022.
Member-at-Large for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries / Association des bibliothèques de droit (CALL/ACBD), 2021-23, which includes being the Executive Liaison to the Scholarships & Awards Committee, the Membership Development Committee, and the Diversity, Inclusivity, and Decolonization Committee, as well as the Chair of the Eunice Beeson Memorial Professional Development Fund.
Member of CALL/ACBD since 2001, with work on the Professional Development Committee (2013-17), the Core Competencies Sub-Committee (2013-14), and Professional Development Committee Liaison to the CALL/ACBD Conference Planning Committee (Programming) in both 2015 and 2017.
Member of the National Capital Association of Law Librarians (NCALL) since 2008.
Member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries' (CARL) working group on open access author funds, 2015.
Librarian representative to Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) Steering Committee 2020-22 and Council 2013-16. Member of Anti-Racism Working Group since 2022, Grievances Administration & Policy Development Committee 2015-17, Collective Bargaining Committee 2016-17 and 2019-21, and alternate to Negotiating Team 2021.