Board of Directors


 

President 

Kim Nayyer 


Executive Liaison to AALL, BIALL, IALL, SLA. Liaison for Representatives to: Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA), Canadian Committee on Cataloguing, Library Advisory Committee (formerly the Depository Services Program Advisory Board), Canadian Federation of Library Associations, Bylaws Expert, Elections Committee, Nominations Committee, Resolutions Committee, Credentials Committee, Procedural Advisor 


 

Past President 

Shaunna Mireau 


Liaison to Canadian Abridgment Editorial Advisory Board, Copyright Committee, Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing, Vendor Liaison Committee, Association Archivist 

Shaunna is a retired law firm librarian/knowledge manager/process improver who now works in customer relationships with a legal technology startup, Alexsei, among other busy things. Shaunna enjoys playing ukulele and singing, building and renovating things with her carpenter husband, and travelling. She lives on a farmette in Alberta.

 

Vice President One

George Tsiakos

 


Liaison to the Communications Committee, Events and In Session Communications (with National Office), Social Media Coordinator, Website Editorial Board 

George Tsiakos is the Head of the UBC Law Library where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of the Law Library. George is also an Adjunct Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law where he teaches introductory and advanced legal research and writing courses. Previously, he was the Manager of Library Services at Bull, Housser, and Tupper LLP (Now Norton Rose Fulbright) where he worked closely with articling students and lawyers on various legal research projects. George graduated with a BA (History) in 1998, an LLB in 2002, an LLM in 2006, and an MLIS in 2011, all from the University of British Columbia. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2003 and is a non-practicing member in good standing. George served as CALL / ACBD Treasurer during the 2017 – 2019 term.

 

Vice President Two 

Yemisi Dina


Liaison to the Conference Planning Committees, New Law Librarians Institute (new name pending), Professional Development Committee, Webinar Subcommittee 

Yemisi Dina is the Chief Law Librarian of the Osgoode Hall Law School Library, York University in Toronto. She has been a Law Librarian since 1995 with extensive experience in academic libraries. Her writing and research focus include law librarianship; information technology and its application to the delivery of information services; legal research methods; women’s studies; foreign, comparative and international law. She participates in teaching legal research in the First Year and Upper Year courses. She is the recipient of the inaugural Janine Miller Fellowship of CALL/ACBD in 2012.


Yemisi is widely published; she has contributed to many publications and research guides. She is an active member of professional law library associations nationally and internationally where she continues to serve in different capacities.

 

Treasurer 

Jennifer McNenly 



Chair of the Financial Advisory Committee

Jennifer McNenly is Senior Director at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto. She obtained her B.A. in International Relations from the University of Toronto in 1990, her M.A. in History from York University in 1991 and her M.L.S. from the University of Toronto in 1993.  Upon graduation Jennifer worked as Library Manager for SNC Lavalin and then moved to be Library and Technology Director at the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (now Canadian International Council) in 1998.  She joined the law firm, Osler, as Knowledge Systems Architect in 2004 and then transitioned to her current role at Fasken in 2004.  Jennifer is a technology driven, strategic information professional. Interested in artificial intelligence, enterprise search, taxonomy, metadata, knowledge management, legal research, competitive intelligence, data analytics & visualization, web design & usability, information architecture, social tools, content management, and all things Microsoft. 


 

Secretary

Martha Murphy 

 



Liaison to all SIGs 


Martha Murphy is currently the Manager for Library and Information Services at the Ontario Workplace Tribunals Library, providing operational and strategic planning to the following crown agencies: Workplace Safety Insurance and Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT), Ontario Labour Relations Board and Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal.  Legal research interests include preservation and access to Ontario’s print and digital publications. Martha co-authored “Inside Track: Challenges of Collecting, Accessing, and Preserving Ontario Government Publications,” Government Information in Canada: Access and Stewardship, edited by A. Wakaruk and S. Li. (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2019), 211. Martha is currently serving on the CALL Executive as Secretary and has been Co-Chair of the Government Libraries SIG, Membership Development Committee and Communications Committee.  She was also involved in the Conference Program Committee for Hamilton (2020) and Toronto (2012).  She is a graduate of University of Western Ontario, MLIS and University of Waterloo, Bachelor of Environmental Studies. In her spare time Martha enjoys cycling along the Trans Canada Trail and plans her family vacations around beautiful golf courses and mountains.  


 

Member-At-Large 

Kim Clarke

 



Liaison to the Canadian Law Library Review Editorial Board, Committee to Promote Research, KF Modified Classification CommitteeSub-Committee on Classification 

Kim Clarke is the Director of the Bennett Jones Law Library and the Doucette Library of Teaching Resources at the University of Calgary. She obtained her LL.B. from the University of Manitoba in 1989 and her MLIS from the University of Alberta in 1997. Kim articled and practiced with Thompson, Dorfman, Sweatman in Winnipeg and was Legal Counsel for the Manitoba Law Reform Commission prior to attending library school. Upon graduation, Kim worked as a law librarian at The Ohio State University and then at Pacific McGeorge School of Law in California where she was the Assistant Dean for Library and Research Services. Kim’s teaching interests include the role and impact of legal technology and legal research.


 

Member-At-Large 

Julie Lavigne


Liaison to the Diversity Inclusion and Decolonization, Eunice Beeson Memorial Travel Fund, Membership Development Committee, Scholarships and Awards Committee

Julie Lavigne is the Legal Studies Librarian at Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library, where she provides legal research support in the areas of Law, Criminology, Human Rights, and Migration & Diaspora Studies. Prior to working at Carleton, Julie worked at the University of Ottawa, first as a Law Librarian and then as Copyright Officer, as well as a Reference Librarian at the Library of Parliament. She has been a member of the Law Society of Ontario since 2004. Julie recently completed her LLM at the University of Sussex in the UK, with a specialization in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law. In addition to being a bit of a copyright nerd, Julie is interested in privacy rights, law and ethics, and the intersection between law, society, and culture.

 

National Office

Ashley Smith 


Ashley has worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade, the bulk of those years being at member associations for financial designations. Her experience has focused on managing programs and projects to enhance member and volunteer engagement. She comes with a background in operations, project execution, facilitations and prides herself on creating positive relationships to achieve results.Ashley holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto, as well as the Project Management Professional designation. She believes growth is a lifelong journey and is always open to new opportunities to learn and challenge herself.


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