I am an Associate Librarian in the Department of Student Learning and Academic Success at York University Libraries. In my professional work I focus on the areas of digital pedagogy and digital culture. This work involves teaching about the intersections of digital environments, information, and cultures. I have worked with students in the public history practicum course to produce a digital exhibit on the music venues in the Yorkville neighbourhood in Toronto using Scalar.
I held the position of W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship, an endowed chair position, from 2015 to 2017 where I researched the application of Linked Open Data (LOD) in libraries and archives through the development of a framework to map the folk music scene in Toronto during the 1960s. This drew on the archival collection of the Mariposa Folk Festival Foundation and other related collections such as the Toronto Telegram newspaper photo archive.
I was appointed to the position of Cataloguing Librarian for music materials at York University in May, 2005 and received a continuing appointment in 2011. I previously a one-year seconded position as the Digital Humanities Librarian in the Research and Collections Department at Scott Library.
A Ph.D. candidate in the interdisciplinary Humanities program at York University, I am working on a dissertation, entitled: Fugitive Phrases: Arcade Fire and Ideas of Love. It is focused on indie rock music, Proust and, of course, love. In this study I create a methodological framework based the Luhmann’s theory of love as an information system.