Chair: Leah Brochu

Leah is in the second year of the on-campus MLIS program. She lives in Edmonton, and she grew up in rural Alberta. Leah is interested in academic librarianship, especially the advancement of research and scholarship of the humanities through digital humanities and technological enhancement.

Vice-Chair: Paul Gifford

Paul is in the final year of his MLIS degree on campus at the University of Alberta. He has extensive background working with and for archives, both professionally and in a volunteer capacity, and has been deeply involved with the heritage world in Edmonton for several years.

Secretary: Erin May

Erin May is the secretary for the University of Alberta student chapter of CAPAL. Her main areas of interest when it comes to academic librarianship include digitization and digital library projects.

Outreach Chair: Sarah Snihurowych Lynch

Sarah is a native Edmontonian who is in her final year of the on-campus MLIS program. She is interested in academic librarianship and enjoys working with people and learning new skills.

Communications Chair: Rachel Osolen

Rachel is in her third year of the combined program for Humanities Computing, and Library and Information Science (MA/MLIS).  She is originally from Toronto, ON, but lived in Halifax, NS for five years where she completed her undergrad in English at Dalhousie University.  She has lived in Edmonton for three years.  She is interested in digital archives, digital preservation, and research.  Her thesis explores how the digitalization of objects for mourning effect the mourning process.  She is a writer and avid reader who is always interested in talking about either topic, and recommending a good book to read.   

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