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  1. 1. 1 Meghan Ecclestone @mjecclestone ProfessionalExperience Learning Commons Librarian, Vancouver Island University Library Aug 14 – Present  Work as part of a collaborative team of librarians to direct services, collections, and space improvements at Vancouver Island University Library  Lead the development and assessment of physical and virtual Learning Commons spaces and services for multiple campuses  Collaborate with academic services partners across campus to develop integrated spaces and services to enhance student access and use Reference Librarian, Scott Library York University Aug 13 – July 14  Delivered library instruction, develop collections, and liaise with faculty in the Social Work and Health Studies programs  Collaborated with librarians and faculty to deliver information literacy in-class, via LMS integration for distance education, and through the development of eLearning modules  Led a subcommittee to develop content for an academic integrity module to be integrated into York’s virtual learning commons initiative, SPARK.  Served on the faculty committee for Teaching-Learning Development Grants, and the library committee for Teaching and Learning Research Associate, Gilmore Partners Jun 13 – Aug 13  Worked in a boutique placement firm providing business research for recruiters  Supported the core mandate of the firm by providing strategic, high-quality research including business development, candidate research, and competitive intelligence Project Manager, BiblioCommons Oct 12 – Jan 13  Delivered client-committed functionality improvements for a library discovery layer  Managed project scope, timelines, and client communications for major product improvements to web functionality Collections Development Manager, Eastern Canada YBP Library Services Mar 11 – Sep 12  Managed collections development services for academic libraries, including approval plans, eBook package deals, demand-driven acquisitions and user training on the GOBI database  Provided collections assessment through the gathering, analysis, and summarization of bibliographic and ordering data to help libraries make informed purchasing decisions  Maintained relationships with library decision-makers to ensure service success
  2. 2. 2 Management Librarian, Management Library University of Ottawa Jun 10 – Feb 11  Worked in a bilingual academic library to develop library resources and services  Created strong liaison relationships with faculty to assist with research needs and develop in- class information literacy sessions across all disciplines within the School of Management  Developed reference service delivery in the library and via screencasting videos and LibGuides  Managed collections, including an innovative partnership with on-campus career services to develop a Virtual Career Library, focused on student job searching and career success Business Librarian, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library York University May 09 – May 10  Worked as part of a team to provide reference, deliver instruction, and develop resources in an academic business library  Delivered information literacy instruction, effectively implementing eLearning technologies and assessment  Managed innovative projects to enhanced the library's web presence, including the creation of online screen-casting videos to deliver reference and information literacy services online  Served on the library’s Usability Committee during implementation of a new catalogue layer VolunteerExperience Organiser, Startup Weekend Library EDU Oct 13 – Mar 14  Part of the planning team for a March 2014 conference focused on technology and libraries Organiser, OCULA Spring Dinner Oct 13 – Feb 14  Liaison between OCULA and host institution to plan a May 2014 academic library event Volunteer, Partner Relations Committee Special Libraries Association Toronto Chapter Feb 13 – Aug 13  Maintain relationships with vendor partners to negotiate funding of association programming Social Media Co-ordinator, Edtech Workshop University of Toronto Mar 13 – May 13  Implemented innovative integration of social media for a conference focused on educational technologies in higher education Member of the Executive, Faculty of Information Alumni Association University of Toronto Sep 09 – Aug 11  Guided the direction of the association through policy development and new initiatives  Managed programming as Chair of the Social Media and Special Events committees Chair, Re:Generations Committee Canadian Association of College and University Librarians Aug 10 – Jul 11  Lead a CACUL subcommittee in project-based initiatives focused on engagement with new academic librarians; undertook outreach through use of social media tools Member, Re:Generations Committee Canadian Association of College and University Librarians Sep 09 – Aug 10  Served on the CACUL subcommittee focused on engagement with new academic librarians  Directed professional dialogue through participation in the blogging team Founder and Managing Editor, Faculty of Information Quarterly University of Toronto Apr 08 – Apr 09  Exercised strong project management skills throughout the creation of an open access journal and the development of its strategic goals, policies, and editorial workflows using OJS  Effectively directed a team of volunteers, ensuring an excellent standard of performance
  3. 3. 3 Conferences International Conference on Integrity Feb 15  Co-presented, “Hitting roadblocks: Institutional barriers to mobilising academic integrity scholarship” about our work developing an academic integrity module for York’s digital learning commons initiative, SPARK. BCLA’s ALS December Meeting Dec 14  Presented a lightning talk on my move from Ontario to British Colombia Electronic Resources & Libraries Mar 14  Presented a session on the challenges of a downloadable eBook model for use in the Ontario consortium of academic libraries Ontario Library Association Superconference Jan 14  Presented a session on technology tools for librarian professional development ABQLA 2012 Conference May 12  Presented at the conference Battle Decks session (a competitive improvisational event) APLA 2012 Conference May 12  Presented a session in partnership with academic librarians on the use of Demand Driven Acquisitions as a collections development tool in academic libraries CLA/ACB 2011 National Conference and Tradeshow Jun 11  Participated in two sessions: “Technology Lightning Strikes!” and “Getting on (Tenure) Track”  Participated on the winning team in the annual Great Debate CLA/ACB 2010 National Conference and Tradeshow Jun 10  Presented as part of a panel session on career development and the job search in libraries Ontario Library Association Superconference Feb 10  Presented a poster on the use of screencasting videos to deliver library instruction CLA/ACB 2009 National Conference and Tradeshow May 09  Presented a poster on the outcomes of research undertaken to assess student perceptions of professional development opportunities at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto TRY Annual Library Staff Conference Apr 09  Presented a poster on the role of student engagement in LIS education Housing Memory Graduate Student Conference Apr 09  Presented as a part of a panel on the topic of “Organizational Memory: The Role of Culture in Fostering Knowledge Sharing and Memory Creation in an Organizational Setting” Publications Ecclestone, M.J. 2013. MOOCs as a Tool for Professional Development for Librarians. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. 8(2) Featured in: Bergart, R. 2013. Random Library Generator. OLA Access. 18(2) Poster: Ecclestone, M.J. and A. Hamilton. 2010. Why Screencasting? The Benefits of Interactive Online Tutorials. OLA Superconference. Toronto, ON. Poster Presentation. Ecclestone, M.J. 2009. The Next Generation, OLA Access. 15(1), pp. 40-1. Ecclestone, M.J. 2009. Letter from the Editor. Faculty of Information Quarterly. 1(2). Ecclestone, M.J. 2009. The iSchool Movement: Reflections from the Profession. Faculty of Information Quarterly. 1(2). Ecclestone, M.J. 2009. Organizational Memory: The Role of Culture in Fostering Knowledge Sharing and Memory Creation in an Organizational Setting, Conference Proceedings from the Housing Memory Student Conference, University of Toronto. Faculty of Information Quarterly. 1(2). Featured in: Sheaffer, K. 2008. Student Profile: Going the Distance. Informed Magazine, Sept, 2008.