Resume

EDUCATION

Master of Information
2012, University of Toronto,
Archives & Records Management path

Editing Certificate
2003, George Brown College

Bachelor of Arts, Communications Studies
1992, Simon Fraser University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Writing and Research
2018 – 2020

Visual Research and Copyright Clearances

  • Media Researcher, Education – Independent Learning Centre, TVO, January – March 2020
  • Researcher – Orcas – Our Shared Future Exhibit documentary short films, North Shore Productions on behalf of the Royal BC Museum, November 2019 – March 2020
  • Researcher – Surviving Samsara literary memoir, author Kagan Goh, March – June 2019
  • Assistant Archival Researcher – Bizarre Murders, Cineflix Media Inc., March – August 2018

Writing, Minute Taking, and Transcribing

  • Recording Secretary – Minutes Solutions, December 2018 – present
  • Transcriber – Way With Words, January 2019 – present
  • Minute Taker and Transcriber – Walter Management Solutions, November 2019 – January 2020

Media Researcher/Archivist, TVO
May 2013 – August 2017*

  • Conducted a wide variety of archiving activities,  including arrangement and description, digital preservation of audio-visual assets, accession and de-accession of assets, and metadata creation
  • Provided visual research support for TVO productions (The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVOKids), searching and clearing rights for internal and third-party material, and purchasing stock images
  • Cleared copyright and licensed resources for use in online distance high school courses for the Independent Learning Centre (using permissions and licenses, fair dealing, and available public domain material)
  • Worked continuously within the digital asset management system Telescope
  • Arranged and described, with a colleague, all physical copyright records for legacy series
  • Completed, with a colleague, the assessment of over 32,000 audio-visual items stored in an offsite warehouse
  • Contract 1: May – November 2013; Contract 2: February – May 2014; Permanent: June 2014 –
    August 2017

Researcher & Writer
October 2012 – February 2013

  • Provided research and writing services for a sustainable business strategic planning project conducted by Diana E. Osler & Associates
  • Provided communications support for Waste Reduction Week for the Recycling Council of Ontario

Information Professional Practicum, Rupert Edwards Library
May 2012

  • Arranged, described, and stored records within the Royal Conservatory of Music fonds, including photographs, audio cassettes, compact discs, video cassettes, and textual records
  • Prepared a finding aid for the RCM fonds and conducted research to support the digitization of the RCM archives

Student Library Assistant, Bora Laskin Law Library, University of Toronto
August 2011 – December 2012

  • Facilitated the retrieval of information by law students and the legal community through efficient and friendly circulation desk services using SIRSI Dynix, and provided reference support to patrons
  • Opened and closed the library and conducted cash reconciliation
  • Gained familiarity with legal resources: treatises, legislation, reports, digests, and periodicals

Communications Manager, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility
March 2008 – June 2011

  • Conducted media outreach, liaison, and article creation
  • Managed social media, including a Twitter presence and launch of a blog
  • Managed a Drupal website and refreshed the organizational branding
  • Coordinated communications for the annual conference including marketing, conference materials, and media relations
  • Conducted, with a team, a knowledge management project that resulted in the development of an online CSR knowledge portal in MS SharePoint
  • Created CSR knowledge briefings for all members

Alterna Savings Credit Union
Communications Manager, 2006 – 2008
Marketing Communications Specialist, 2002 – 2006

  • Undertook a full range of communications strategies designed to elevate the organization’s profile in the community and among its membership of French and English-speaking Ontario residents
  • Conducted quality control on correspondence and communications collateral, serving as a coach and advisor on communications style and messaging
  • Provided direction to a three-member team
  • Coordinated social responsibility activities including a donations program, sponsorships, and CSR reporting

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Writer and Editor, 2000 – 2002
  • Walk to School Day Coordinator, Greenest City, 2000
  • Grant Writer, Administrative Assistant, Communications Coordinator, West Coast Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund, 1994 – 1999

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Member, Visual Researchers’ Society of Canada (VRSC), 2017 – 2020
  • Member, Archives Association of Ontario, 2019 – 2020
  • Member, Editors Canada, 2019 – 2020
  • Be Visible Online: SEO for Editors and their Clients, Spring 2020, Editors Canada
  • Introduction to Document Control, Spring 2020, Consepsys
  • Project Document Control, Spring 2020, Consepsys
  • French Level A1.2S, Fall 2019, Alliance Francaise Ottawa
  • Archival Preservation Workshop, Fall 2019, AAOEe
  • Electronic Records Management Seminar, 2019, AAO TAAG
  • Canadian Copyright Law e-Tutorial, 2017, Copyrightlaws.com
  • Copyright in Images, 2015, iSchool Institute, University of Toronto
  • Information Architecture I, 2013, iSchool Institute, University of Toronto

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Community Engagement Committee Member, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, 2009 – 2016: Conducted tours, organized events, and produced exhibits with community partners.
  • Festival Volunteer, Hot Docs, 2014

COMPUTER & TECHNICAL SKILLS

Telescope digital asset management system, CatDV asset management system, InMagic DB/Textworks, SIRSI Dynix, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Drive, Docs and Sheets, social media and email marketing (e.g., Constant Contact, Twitter, TweetDeck etc.), WordPress, Drupal CMS, Adobe Acrobat Pro

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