Professional and Public Service

Association Activities

Alberta Office of the Seniors Advocate
     Community Advisor, 2019

American Library Association
     Member, 1975-
     Intellectual Freedom Round Table, 1985-
     Social Responsibilities Round Table, 1990-
     Core Values Task Force, Member, 1999-2000
     Learning Round Table, Speakers List on the topics of
          diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for
          librarians' professional development, March 2019-

Amnesty International
     Member, 1985-

Association for Library and Information Science Education
     Member, 1980-2009
     School Liaison Representative, 1990-1993, 1996-2009
     Membership Committee, Member, 1999-2001
     Nominating Committee, Member, 1999-2001
     Awards and Honors Coordinating Committee, Chair, 2005-2006
     Conference Program Planning Committee, Member, 2005-2006

Book and Periodical Council
     Member, Freedom of Expression Committee, 2012-2016

Canadian Civil Liberties Association
     Member, 1982-

Canadian Council of Information Studies (formerly Canadian Council of Library Schools)
     Member, 1996-2003
     Chair, 2002-2003

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
     Member, 2007-2017

Canadian Library Association
     Member, 1974-2016
     Library Research and Development Committee, 1983-1985
     Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee, 1985-1986, 1993-1995
          Convenor, 1986-1988, 2009-2016
     Executive Council, Councillor-at-Large, 1996-1999
     Ad Hoc Task Force on CLA Internet Filtering Policy,
          Coordinator, 1997-1998
     Ad Hoc Task Force on CLA Internet Filtering Brochure,
          Coordinator, 1997-1998
     Executive Council, Vice-President / President / Past President,
     President's Awards Review Committee, Chair, 2009

Center for Free Expression, Ryerson University
     Blogger, 2018-
     Member, CFE Working Group on Intellectual Freedom, 2019-

Edmonton Pride Seniors Group
     Member, 2015-

EGALE, National Seniors Advisory Council
     Member, April 2019-

Ex Libris Association
     Member, 2007-
     Ex Libris Association Newsletter, Regional Reporter for
          Prairies/Western Canada, 2009-2019
     Board, 2011-2019

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
     Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and
          Freedom of Expression, Country Member, 1998-2004
     Internet Manifesto Work Team, 2001-2002

Library Association of Alberta
     Member, 2007-
     Intellectual Freedom Group, 1983-1988, 1990-1991, 1993-1999
          Co-Chair 1992-1993
     Board of Directors, Director (elected), 1993-1995
     Board of Directors, Vice-President/President/
          Past President 1999-2001
     Alberta Library Conference '01 Planning Committee,
          Conference Committee Chair, 2000-2001

National Coalition Against Censorship
     Member, 1985-

PEN Canada
     Member, 2000-

University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing, TREC (Translating Research in Elder Care)
     VOICES National Advisory Committee, Member, 2017-2019

Professional Contributions

Pride Centre of Edmonton
     Participant in roundtable discussion with the Honourable Maryam
     Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, on promoting
     equality for the LGBTQ2 community, protecting LGBTQ2 rights, and
     addressing discrimination against LGBTQ2 communities, Edmonton,
     Alberta, 15 August 2019.

Alberta Health Services
     Volunteer editor of brochure on Diversity and Inclusion in
     Continuing Care: a Resource for Clients, Families, Visitors and
     Healthcare Providers, March 2019.

Alberta Health Services
     Volunteer editor of Information Sheets on Continuing Care
     Situational Examples: Teams Providing Care for Sexual and
     Gender Diverse People, March 2019.

Project on Intellectual Freedom Issues
     Consultant for Ontario urban public library system, November 2018-
     February 2019.

Edmonton Public Library
     Moderator for all-day workshop on intellectual freedom for "EPL Leader
     in Residence: Intellectual Freedom Panel," Edmonton, Alberta, 11
     September 2018.

Alberta Health Services
     Video interview for project on continuing care for LGBTQ+ Albertans,
     published as Creating Safer and More Welcoming Care for LGBTQ2S+
     People, Edmonton, Alberta, 9 September 2019.

Visual Arts Alberta-CARFAC
     Guest at "Re-Imaging Normal" panel and reception, celebrating the
     opening of the AFA Travelling Exhibition addressing aspects of LGBTQ+
     history in Alberta and re-evaluation of "normal" in the 21st Century,
     Visual Arts Alberta-CARFAC Project Space, Edmonton, Alberta, 23 May

Alberta Library Conference 2018
     Moderator for "Fake News Panel" with panelists Gerald Beasley, Paula
     Simons, and Kathleen Smith, Jasper, Alberta, 29 April 2018.

Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques
     Consultation about intellectual freedom issues, 2016-2017.

Canadian Library Association
     Curator and Moderator for Intellectual Freedom Forum, "The Promise
     and the Peril of Intellectual Freedom in the 21st Century," Annual
     Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, 1 June 2016.

Prison Libraries Network: Statement on the Right to Read
     Consultation with Kirsten Wurmann, Fall 2015. Endorsed by the
     by the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération
     canadienne des associations de bibliothèques, January 2016.

Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians / L'Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (CAPAL/ACBAP)
     Census Advisory Working Group, Member, 2015-2019

LIS 592 Alvin M. Schrader Intellectual Freedom Prize
     Donated by Alvin M. Schrader for the Master of Library and
     Information Studies program, School of Library and Information
     Studies, University of Alberta. Two awards annually per LIS 592
     course offering to an MLIS student (on campus or online) who
     has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and professional
     potential for intellectual freedom advocacy. Established in 2015.

Statement on Intellectual Freedom and Libraries
     Lead on revision of the Position Statement on Intellectual
(1985), for the Canadian Library Association, approved by
     Executive Council, September 2015. Adopted by the Canadian
     Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des
     associations de bibliothèques (CFLA/FCAB) in 2017.

University of Alberta, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, Michael Phair Leadership Award
     Adjudicator, 2014-2018

Harrington Park Press
     LGBTQ Library and Information Resource Advisory Board, 2013-

College and Research Libraries
     Referee, 2012-2016

International Information and Library Review
     Referee, 2012-2016

Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research
     Referee, 2012-2016

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
     Member, Editorial Advisory Team, 2009-2016

Pride Centre of Edmonton
     Consultation with Jen Buxton for background on Internet filtering and
     access to LGBTQ sites and information, 1 March 2006.

Edmonton Public Library
     Convenor and host for presentation of the play "Assembly," by Mieko
     Ouchi, starring Robert Corness, for Freedom to Read Week, Whitemud
     Crossing Library Branch, Edmonton, Alberta, 20 February 2005.

University of Alberta, Media Relations
     Consultation with Sandra Halme on librarian labour forecasts, 18
     January 2003.

University of Northern British Columbia Library
     Consultation with Allison Nussbaumer, University Librarian, on
     controversy over 1975 book Bended Elbow by Eleanor Jacobson, 14
     January 2003.

Alberta Learning Information Service
     Reviewed the Occupational Profile for "Librarian," December 2002.

Cultural Human Resources Council
     Joint Initiative on Human Resources in the Canadian Heritage
          Institutions, The 8Rs Steering Committee, 2002-2005
     Canadian Library Human Resource Study, The 8Rs Research Team,

Have a Safe Trip! A Parent's Guide to Safety on the Internet
     Consultant on revision of brochure for the Canadian Library
     Association, August 2000.

Videon Edge Poll
     Initiated the public survey question "Should information obtained
     through Internet access stations in public libraries be filtered?" which
     ran 28 February-4 March 2000.

Greater Edmonton Library Association, the Alberta Association of Library Technicians, and Edmonton Public Library
     Moderator of panel discussion "Intellectual Freedom and the Web:
     Multiple Points of View," as part of Freedom to Read Week, Edmonton,
     Alberta, 1 March 2000.

National Core Library Statistics Program Advisory Committee, National Library of Canada
     (representing the Canadian Council of Information Studies),

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