As Collection Services Librarian I work on the allocation of the acquisitions budget, ongoing monitoring of the acquisitions budget, and aspects of the acquisitions process. I also contribute to a team of librarians in the unit who are responsible for assessing the cost-effectiveness of our electronic resources, to provide evidence to assist in collection management decisions. I research the content equivalency between print serials and their electronic surrogates and the potential impact on researchers. This research provides evidence and insights into the impact on print preservation. I also research collaborative print archiving, where libraries (particularly academic libraries) collaborate in preserving print materials to mitigate the costs and ensure better coverage.
My academic background is in the sciences (chemical carcinogenesis). After receiving my Masters in Library and Information Science, I worked in science-related libraries before joining the University of Saskatchewan, where I have served in a variety of roles.