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Meghan Ecclestone

Summary of Skills
Worked in client-facing positions to deliver services and manage projects for libraries and library vendors Fostered strong client relationships ranging from B2B accounts to academic faculty liaison and student engagement Undertook library outreach, collections development, instruction and reference for business and management Pursued innovative projects ranging from online information literacy efforts to client account overhauls

Professional Experience

Project Manager, BiblioCommons

Delivered functionality improvements for a public library discovery layer catalogue Managed the project development process through strict management of timelines and close communication with both the client and the internal web development team Developed the parameters of new functionality through creation of Product Requirements Documents and collaboration with the product development and web development teams

Oct 12 Jan 13

Collections Development Librarian, Eastern Canada YBP Library Services

Managed collections development services for academic libraries including approval plans, eBook package deals, demand-driven acquisitions and user training on the GOBI database Provided collections assessment through the gathering, analysis, and summarization of bibliographic and ordering data to help libraries make informed purchasing decisions Maintained relationships with library decision-makers to ensure service success

Mar 11 Oct 12

Management Librarian Management Library, University of Ottawa

Worked in a bilingual academic business library to develop library resources and services Created strong liaison relationships with faculty to assist with research needs and develop in-class information literacy sessions across all disciplines within the School of Management Delivered reference services and developed LibGuides and screencasting videos for the librarys website Forged collaborative projects within the university, including a partnership with on-campus career services to develop a new collection of books focused on career development and job tips for students

Jun 10 Feb 11

Business Librarian Bronfman Business Library, York University

Worked as part of a team to manage services and resources in an academic business library Implemented eLearning tools, active learning, assessment, and evaluation into information literacy instruction to improve student learning Created online screencasting videos to deliver reference services online, implementing best practices and assessment to improve teaching effectiveness

May 09 May 10

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Volunteer Experience Education

Master of Information Studies Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Completed an ALA-accredited Master of Information with an overall A average Awarded the Student Jubilee Award and the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award for outstanding extra-curricular contributions to the university community

Sep 07 Apr 09

Bachelor of Arts, Honours Carleton University

Majored in Political Science with a minor in History Graduated as an All-Canadian with High Honours

Sep 01 Dec 05

Social Media Co-ordinator, Edtech Workshop University of Toronto

Implement innovative integration of social media for a conference focused on eLearning technologies

Mar 13 May 13 Feb 13 Present

Volunteer, Partner Relations Committee Special Libraries Association, Toronto Chapter

Maintain relationships with the vendor community to pursue funding opportunities for programming

Chair, Re:Generations Committee Canadian Association of College and University Librarians

Lead the CACUL subcommittee focused on engagement with new academic librarians

Aug 10 Sep 11 Sep 09 Sep 11

Member of Executive, Faculty of Information Alumni Association University of Toronto Member, Re:Generations Committee Canadian Association of College and University Librarians

Guided the direction of the organization through decision-making, new initiatives, and policy creation

Served as a member of the CACUL subcommittee focused on engagement with new academic librarians

Sept 09 Aug 10 Apr 08 Apr 09 Oct 07 Apr 09 May 12

Founder and Managing Editor, Faculty of Information Quarterly University of Toronto Professional Development Co-Chair, MISt Student Council Faculty of Information APLA 2012 Conference

Exercised strong project management skills throughout the creation of an open access journal Effectively directed a team of volunteers, ensuring motivation and an excellent standard of performance

Developed programming for professional development at the University of Torontos iSchool


Presented a session in partnership with academic librarians entitled Discovering Hidden Needs: How DDA Can Revolutionize Monograph Collection Development Discussed the mechanics and underlying philosophical issues of DDA as a collections tool Participated two sessions entitled Technology Lightning Strikes! and Getting on (Tenure) Track Participated as a panellist on the winning team in the annual Great Debate on the topic, Be it resolved...Library associations are obsolete. We don't need them anymore.

CLA/ACB 2011 National Conference and Tradeshow

Jun 11

CLA/ACB 2010 National Conference and Tradeshow Ontario Library Association Superconference

Presented as part of a panel session on career development and the job search aimed at new librarians Presented a poster on research and best practices in using screencasting videos to deliver instruction

Jun 10

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TRY Annual Library Staff Conference Housing Memory Student Conference

Apr 09 Mar 09

Presented a poster Defining the Movement: Student Initiatives at the Faculty of Information on the role of student engagement in LIS education at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto Participated in a panel on organizational memory and its relationship to knowledge sharing practices Presented a poster on the outcomes of research undertaken to assess student perceptions of professional development opportunities at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

CLA/ACB 2009 National Conference and Tradeshow

May 09


Forthcoming: Ecclestone, M.J. 2013. Putting the Expert in Subject Expertise: Using Online Resources to Improve Your Subject Specialisation. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. 8(2). Featured in: Bergart, R. 2013. Random Library Generator. OLA Access. 18(2). Poster: Ecclestone, M.J. and A. Hamilton. 2010. Why Screencasting? The Benefits of Interactive Online Tutorials. OLA Superconference. Toronto, ON. Poster Presentation. Ecclestone, M.J. 2009. The Next Generation, OLA Access. 15(1), pp. 40-1. Ecclestone, M.J. 2009. Letter from the Editor, Faculty of Information Quarterly. 1(2). Ecclestone, M.J. 2009. The iSchool Movement: Reflections from the Profession, Faculty of Information Quarterly. 1(2). Ecclestone, M.J. 2009. Organizational Memory: The Role of Culture in Fostering Knowledge Sharing and Memory Creation in an Organizational Setting, Conference Proceedings from the Housing Memory Student Conference, University of Toronto. Faculty of Information Quarterly. 1(2). Featured in: Sheaffer, K. 2008. Student Profile: Going the Distance, Informed Magazine, Sept, 2008.

Continuing Ed

Introduction to Finance
University of Melbourne via Coursera

Jun 13 Apr 13 Mar 13 Mar 13 Dec 10 Feb 10

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services

Principles of Macroeconomics
University of Melbourne via Coursera

Passion Driven Statistics

Wesleyan University via Coursera

Business Reference 101

Reference and User Services Association

Information Management Fundamentals

iSchool Institute, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

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