Governance

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the following members of ViMLoC:

*To post a position in the job advertisements section, please email Valentina (vly@ualberta.ca) with the posting information.*


Committee Members 

Allan Cho
allan.cho@ubc.ca
Co-chair – Internal
Pronouns: He/him/his
Location: Vancouver, BC
Allan Cho is the Research Commons Librarian at UBC Library. He manages the day-to-day operations of the Research Commons graduate student instructors and coordinates with Library and campus partners to ensure the RC’s success. Allan also organizes the Graduate Student Workshop Series – a series of workshops designed to assist students with all the steps of the research process, from literature reviews to getting published to measuring research publication impact. Allan has published in the areas of diversity, technology, and publishing. He contributed a chapter to Aboriginal and visible minority librarians: Oral histories from Canada in 2012.

Aditi Gupta
aditig@uvic.ca
Co-chair – External
Contact for membership & outreach, programming
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Location: Victoria, BC
Aditi Gupta is the Engineering & Science Librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries. She received her Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of British Columbia in 2004 and has worked in libraries for over 16 years. Aditi’s research interests include diversity and inclusion in libraries, inclusive teaching practices, information literacy instruction, and information-seeking behaviors of visible minorities, international students and multicultural populations. Aditi is the past recipient of the ALA Diversity Grant (2015-2016), the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s Collaborative Research Grant (2018-2021), Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation’s Anti-Racism Strategic Grant Initiative (2021-2023), and the NSERC Science Communication Skills Grant (2021-2022).


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Cecilia Tellis
cecilia.tellis@gmail.com
Contact for internal coordination, programming
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Location: Ottawa, ON
Cecilia is the Head of Design and Outreach at the University of Ottawa. She’s a mid-career librarian with a passion for equity, diversity and inclusion issues, particularly in libraries and higher education settings. Cecilia works in a bilingual (French / English) environment, was born and raised in Canada and have mixed race heritage (Filipino / Pakistani).
 

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Valentina Ly
vly@ualberta.ca
Contact for job postings, website, and design
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Valentina Ly is a Research Librarian for HMSTEM disciplines at the University of Ottawa. She formerly worked at Sinai Health in Toronto, assisting research and managing the patient library. She is currently involved in many projects on diversity in librarianship through the Ontario Library Association’s Cultural Diversity & Inclusion Task Force and the Visible Minority Librarians of Canada network.
 

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Yanli Li
yli@wlu.ca
Contact for mentoring program
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Location: Waterloo, ON
Yanli Li, PhD Economics, MLIS, is the Business and Economics Librarian at Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to working as a librarian, she was an associate professor in China where she taught courses and engaged in research focusing on privatization of public services and supply chain management. Her current research focuses on academic librarianship and information seeking behaviors of diverse library users.

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Xuemei Li
lixuemei@yorku.ca
Contact for mentoring program
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Location: Toronto, ON
Xuemei graduated from UBC iSchool and currently works as a Data Services Librarian at York University. Her focus and specialty is on finance and other business data to support York University communities. Xuemei’s research interests are scholarly communication and research impact evaluation.

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Mike Chee
mchee@uwaterloo.ca
Contact for resources
Pronouns: He/him/his
Location: Waterloo, ON
Mike Chee, MA History, MEd, MLIS, is the Open Education Librarian at the University of Waterloo. His work focuses on faculty perception of OER, with the aim to encourage instructor use of OER in blended learning approaches. He has published on accessibility in libraries, and has research interest in open education, information literacy, collaborative teaching, and EDI.

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Savannah Li
savannah.li@mail.utoronto.ca
Contact for communications & social media
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Location: Toronto, ON
As a recent MI graduate from the Faculty iSchool, University of Toronto, Savannah currently works as a Web Services Librarian at the Ministry of Attorney General. Prior to graduation, Savannah worked as a TALint student at the Gerstein Science Information Centre. She is passionate for accessible and inclusive service delivery with a user-centred approach in libraries.

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