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President | Mary Gu

Mary Gu is the Information Services Librarian at CPA Canada, a non-profit organization supporting the Canadian accounting profession at the national level. Mary supports accounting and general business research for all internal clients, and contributes to records management and archival projects. She has a background in research librarianship across a variety of subject areas including social sciences, humanities, and life sciences. Mary received her Honors Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and her Master of Information from the University of Toronto. She took her first role with SLA Toronto in 2017 as the Programming Director and is looking forward to being President for 2019.

Past President | Leah Strudwick

Leah is a Research Consultant at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP‎.  Previously, she has held positions as Reference & Outreach Librarian at the Toronto Lawyers Association, Legal Librarian with the City of Toronto, and Reference Librarian at the Bronfman Business Library at York University.  Leah earned her Master of Information from the University of Toronto in 2015, after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at the University of Alberta. She has been on the SLA Toronto Executive Board since 2016.

President-Elect | Kathryn Kingston

Kathryn works as a Research Manager at PwC Canada, where she manages a team who specialize in assisting lawyers and practice staff with tax, legal and legislative research. In the past, she has worked at Aird & Berlis LLP, CPA Canada and at the University of Toronto in both the Dentistry Library and Gerstein Science Information Centre. Kathryn graduated from the University of Toronto with her Master of Information in 2015 and completed her Baccalaureate of Arts and Science, in Biology and French, from the University of Guelph.

Treasurer | Kimberly Silk

Kimberly Silk is Treasurer for SLA Toronto. An SLA member since she was in library school (back in the 20th century), Kim is a long-time contributor to SLA: she has served as Toronto Chapter President (2013) and as Chapter Cabinet Chair on the SLA Board of Directors (2016). By day, Kim is a librarian with a passion for conducting research to evaluate how libraries impact their communities. She is the Sr. Planning & Development Officer at Hamilton Public Library in Ontario, Canada, where she mines library data and develops research to understand how the library contributes to the City of Hamilton.

Secretary | Sarah McCabe

Sarah is currently project manager and librarian at the Ontario Historical Society in North York. Her role involves research into technology for not-for-profits, digitization, and scholarly publishing, and management of the Society’s 5,000+ items special library collection. After a decade in the oil and gas industry in Denver, Colorado, she returned to Canada to earn a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Western University (2011). She also holds an MA in Historical Research from the Institute of Historical Research (University of London), and a BAHons from Queen’s University. Sarah was previously on the SLA Toronto board for two years as Treasurer (2016-2017) and is delighted to be back to serve as Secretary and Archivist.

Technology & Communications Director | Sarah Morrison 

Sarah is a tattooed info pro and tech wrangler. In addition to her work with SLA Toronto, she is the Secretary of the SLA Knowledge Management Division. She is currently a Product Documentation Specialist with BiblioCommons. She has worked in knowledge management in the reinsurance, telecommunications, and consulting industries, and has a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Western University (in addition to a BA and MA in archaeology and some dead languages). In addition to wearing cardigans ironically, Sarah is professionally interested in the intersections of various types of librarianship with knowledge management and always looks for opportunities to demystify and evangelize about knowledge management, technology, and information organization to anyone who will listen.

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First Five Years Director | Devin New 

Devin is a Researcher & Consultant at Arlington Partners International, a management consulting firm that specializes in executive search and talent management. She is interested in all types of research and getting clients the information they need, having held previous positions with the Ontario Securities Commission and the City of Calgary. Prior to completing her Master of Information this spring, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from the University of Calgary. She has been involved with SLA Toronto since 2016.

Programming Director | Ewere Rita Egede

Rita is a Business Development Intelligence Analyst at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She provides high-level business and competitive intelligence research to Business Development (BD) leaders, Lawyers, Partners and other Decision-makers, in support of all Firm, BD, industry and practice initiatives. Prior to joining the Firm in 2015, Rita completed a Co-op Program at Pwc LLP as a Research Associate - Business and Market Intelligence in the Marketing and Sales Department. Rita began her career with a major bank in West Africa where she was the Team Lead, Data Analysis for almost 5 years. Rita has both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She completed her undergraduate degree at Delta State University, Nigeria and her MLIS degree at Western University.  

Partner Relations Director | Katherine Scott

Katherine is delighted to be joining the board of SLA Toronto. An ardent champion of professional associations, Katherine is also on the board of Apra Canada, an association for fundraising researchers, where she is President-Elect. Katherine works in the exciting field of prospect development, currently at Ryerson University’s department of advancement. Previously she was Senior Manager of Prospect Research at the Canadian Red Cross where she built a national prospect research function for this leading humanitarian organization. Her fundraising career began in at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada and she remains a member of the MSF Association. Katherine completed her Master of Arts in International Development and Political Science at the University of Guelph and Master of Information at the University of Toronto iSchool. Originally from Hearst, Ontario, Katherine is proud to call Toronto home for her young family.