As the director of the iSchool’s orientation workshop series and coordinator of the iSchool iSkills workshop series, Kathleen works closely with current faculty, researchers, professionals, and students to enrich teaching and learning opportunities by providing loci for the application of technical, practical, professional, and theoretical concepts.
Having a strong commitment to outreach initiatives she serves as a specialist in developing, implementing, and creating venues for heritage and information community members to connect with the Inforum’s resources, services, facilities and staff.
During her research leave in from 2015-2016, on behalf of the Faculty of Information and the University of Toronto Libraries, Kathleen forged a partnership the UBC’s Digital Tattoo, http://digitaltattoo.ubc.ca/ The process of building this connection and strengthening ties with UBC is a means of involving and inviting U of T researchers and students to the learning and teaching table through digital object curation and advocacy contributions.
Kathleen was nominated, recommended by the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) Nominating Committee, and approved by UTFA Council on May 19, 2015 as the 2016-2018 Chair of the UTFA Librarians Committee. As the Librarians Committee Chair and member of the UTFA Executive she is invested in ensuring that the U of T librarians’ perspectives are represented and reverberated throughout the University. She serves in this position with a dedication to a collegial, diverse, transparent, and equitable future for academic librarians at the University of Toronto.