School of Library and Information Studies

The LISAA Executive

Liz Fulton-Lyne

President
Liz Fulton-Lyne
liz.fulton-lyne@norquest.ca

Liz Fulton-Lyne is the Associate Chair of Library Instruction at NorQuest College. A proud alumna of University of Alberta, she also holds an MA in Comparative Literature (UofA, 1995) in addition to her MLIS degree. Her professional interests include information literacy instruction, indigenous studies, and prison librarianship. Outside of work she is an active volunteer and mom, and loves to spend time with family and friends

Kirk MacLeod

Past President
Kirk MacLeod
kgmcleod@ualberta.ca

Kirk MacLeod is the Open Data Coordinator for The Government of Alberta's Open Government Program. Kirk also just finished an 18-month internship with the Reference and User Services Association (a part of the American Library Association) coordinating the IAmRUSA project, a series of 60 week-long in depth interviews with reference librarians across the continent.

Alison Watson 

Vice President / President Elect
Alison Watson
awatson@sapl.ca

Alison Watson is the Teen Services Librarian at the St. Albert Public Library. Before embarking on her library career, Alison worked as a science teacher in secondary schools in Edmonton. Game design and Young Adult materials are among her professional interests.

Anastasia Atwood

Communications Officer
Anastasia Atwood
piltings@ualberta.ca

Anastasia Atwood is currently the Research & Information Coordinator for the Alberta School Boards Association. She graduated from the University of Alberta MLIS program in 2016 and worked in academic and public libraries in various capacities since 2014. 2016-2017 she worked at Edmonton Public Library as the Impact of Spaces Intern Librarian and afterwards did a brief stint in the library vendor world.

Secretary - Treasurer
Shane Allan
sallan@ualberta.ca

Shane Allan is a recent grad of the University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies and now works for the provincial government as a Record Analyst. Prior to joining LISAA he was the treasurer for the LIS student association.

 
 

SLIS Faculty Representative
Dr. Danielle Allard
allard@ualberta.ca

Danielle Allard is an assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), University of Alberta. Danielle received her PhD and MLIS from the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. Her research interests include: the information practices of newcomer and migrant communities; archival decolonization; Indigenous, community, and activist archives; critical information studies; and the inclusion of marginalized communities, cultural heritage, and knowledge domains in digital and real-world information institutions.

 
Merran Carr-Wiggin

2nd-year Student Representative
Merran Carr-Wiggin
carrwigg@ualberta.ca

Merran Carr-Wiggin works as a library assistant at the Strathcona branch of the Edmonton Public Library, where she has also worked as a Summer Programmer and in the Children’s department. Merran graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA Drama Honours and a BFA in Acting and is now pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Studies. She has studied with leading theatre and voice professionals and works professionally as an actor in theatre and film across Canada.

 Rynnelle Wiebe

1st-year Student Representative
Rynnelle Wiebe
rynnelle@ualberta.ca

Rynnelle Wiebe is beginning her Masters of Library and Information Studies after recently graduating from The King's University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She has experience coordinating Children's Summer Reading Programs and working with ESL initiatives within the library setting.