Donna Langille holds an honours BA in English with a minor in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies from SFU. She is currently completing a Master of Information Studies at McGill University while working as a student librarian at Concordia University and as a graduate student assistant for Teaching and Learning Services at McGill. She volunteers her time as the Social Media Editor for ABQLA, chair of the CAPAL McGill Student Chapter and as a graduate student representative for the Humanities and Social Sciences Library Advisory Committee. She is passionate about critical librarianship and open education. Her current research interests include accessibility and social media, as well as the digital humanities.
Aide-bibliothécaire depuis plus de 7 ans, Myriam Huot-Panneton complète présentement sa maîtrise en sciences de l’information à l’EBSI, Université de Montréal. Sa formation précédente en anthropologie a fait d’elle une professionnelle s’intéressant aux projets culturels qui travaillent de près avec la communauté. Myriam se passionne pour tous les projets hors les murs et la médiation culturelle, et a grandement à cœur le « Roulivre », bibliothèque mobile de l’arrondissement où elle travaille. Elle est déléguée étudiante à la CBPQ, et a aussi été bénévole au Salon de l’emploi EBSI-SIS. Elle croit fermement que l’apprentissage se déroule sur le terrain, à travers les rencontres qu’elle fait au quotidien. La bourse étudiante dont elle est récipiendaire servira à soutenir son voyage d’études en mai prochain au Danemark et en Suède. Elle souhaite d’ailleurs pouvoir partager son expérience de retour avec la communauté de l’ABQLA.
Cate Henderson is a graduate of the MISt program at McGill University. While a student there she also worked as an Evening/Weekend manager at Atwater Library and as a Media Librarian at CBC. She served as President of the ABQLA Student Chapter and the McGill Student Chapter of the Association of Moving Image Archivists. She also contributed to SLA, CLA, ACA, and the EBSI-SIS Career Fair during her studies.
T.B. Tran Phan
T.B. Tran Phan is a graduate of the MISt program at McGill University. As a student, she played an active role as a member of ABQLA, mainly serving as the Co-Communication Officer of the Student Chapter. T.B. Tran also volunteered her time with CLA, helped organize the 2016 Information Studies Career Fair, and held two part-time student jobs in the academic library sector.
Cassandra Ricafort is a graduate of the MISt program at McGill University. As a student, she served as President of the ABQLA McGill Student Chapter and Coordinator of the Association of Canadian Archivists McGill Student Chapter. Cassandra also held a part-time job at the Family Resource Centre & Library at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The scholarship helped Cassandra to focus on starting her career in librarianship.
Allison Smith is now a graduate of the MIST program at McGill University and holds and MLIS. As a student, she served as president of the ABQLA McGill student chapter, and worked on the 2014 ABQLA conference. The scholarship helped Allison travel to Moncton for the Atlantic Provinces Library Association conference, where she delivered an Ignite Talk. She also attended the Special Libraries Association conference, which was in Vancouver that year.