The LISAA Executive



Hannah Madsen •

Hannah Madsen graduated from the combined MBA/MLIS in 2017 and joined the LISAA executive in 2019. She is currently the Information Management Coordinator at Leduc County and has backgrounds in information management, records management, and knowledge management. Prior to attending SLIS, she received her MA in Comparative Literature in 2013. Hannah spends her free time on a variety of activities, including reading, playing Pokemon Go, and making interesting food/drinks/baked goods, and has an overwhelming love for cardigan corgis and chocolate.  

Past President

Allison Watson •

Alison Watson is the Adult Services Coordinator at St. Albert Public Library, where she leads the Teen and Adult Services team and manages SAPL’s Career Resources Centre. In addition to her MLIS (2009), she holds Bachelor of Education (2002) and Bachelor of Science (2000) degrees from the University of Alberta. Her professional interests include gamification of learning and leadership in times of change.

Communications Officer

Position Vacant


Secretary - Treasurer

Samantha Allan •

Samantha graduated in 2017 from the MLIS program. She is currently working for the Executive Council Office of the Yukon Territorial Government as a records management professional. In addition to this role, privacy policy, information management and digital librarianship are the primary focus of her professional development.

SLIS Faculty Representative

Dr. Danielle Allard •

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

Meghan Staal • 

Meghan Staal is in her second year at SLIS, after working at Concordia University of Edmonton Library as an Information Services Assistant for a number of 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.

1st Year Student Representative

Position Vacant