School of Library and Information Studies

The LISAA Executive

 

President
Alison Watson
awatson@sapl.ca

Alison Watson is the Acting Public Services Manager at St. Albert Public Library. She oversees Children’s and Adult Services, Digital Services, and Community Outreach. She and the other members of SAPL’s leadership team are working on a new storefront location, opening in late 2019. Alison has many years of experience as a Teen Services Librarian. Before embarking on her library career, she worked as a science teacher in secondary schools in Edmonton.

Past 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

 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
Samantha Allan
sallan@ualberta.ca

Samantha graduated in 2017 for the MLIS program. She has worked for the provincial government and the University of Alberta libraries. Records management and digital librarianship are the primary focus of her professional development.

 
 

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.

 
 

2nd-Year Student Representative
Rynnelle Wiebe
rynnelle@ualberta.ca

Rynnelle Wiebe is in her second year at SLIS, after graduating from The King's University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Her LIS interests and experiences vary including Children's programming and ESL initiatives in public library and non-profit settings, as well as information management.

 

1st-Year Student Representative
Meghan Staal
mstaal@ualberta.ca

Meghan Staal is in her first year at SLIS, after working at Concordia University of Edmonton Library as an Information Services Assistant for six years. Meghan graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and received her Library and Information Technology Diploma from MacEwan University. Her LIS interests and experiences include information literacy, reference, library communications, as well as web design and information architecture in an academic setting.