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Geoffrey Allen

Director, Collections

Regina Public Library

Geoffrey Allen (he/they) is Director, Collections at Regina Public Library. He is passionate about systems and knowledge sharing but especially for making these services accessible and inclusive for all people.

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Lora Baiocco

Online services and archives librarian / Bibliothécaire, services en ligne et archives

Bibliothèque publique de Westmount / Westmount Public Library

Lora Baiocco (she/her/elle) is the Online services and archives librarian at the Westmount Public Library. She manages and develops a bilingual library website, implements and evaluates online services, and manages the Library's archives.

Genevieve stands smiling at the camera with her hand on her hip. She has medium-length brown wavy hair swept to the side and wears dark-framed rectangular glasses and long-hanging read teardrop earrings. Her dress is white with colourful embroidered patterns of two birds and flowers. She stands in front of a light wooden horizontal room divider with library shelves behind it.

Geneviève Mangerel

Librarian, Adapted Services

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)

Geneviève Mangerel (elle/she/her) is a librarian for Adapted Services at BAnQ. She is interested in accessibility and inclusion.

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Rina Hadziev

Executive Director

BC Library Association

Rina (she/her) has over 20 years of experience in library leadership, with a focus on collections and technical services, including serving as the temporary Executive Director of CELA for one year in 2019/20.

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Colette Poitras

Indigenous Public Library Services Advisor

Public Library Services Branch, Municipal Affairs, Government of Alberta

With deep roots in the Red River, Edmonton and St. Paul des Métis, Colette Poitras (she/her) is a Métis librarian who is interested in breaking down barriers and increasing access to library services.

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Joan Ransom

Stonewall Branch Librarian

South Interlake Regional Library

As a rural public librarian, Joan (she/her) is committed to providing library service to patrons who live in the small communities within the South Interlake Region. She is excited to share PLARC's work to help all rural libraries be more accessible.

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John Giovanni Romano

Digital Technologies Manager

Toronto Public Library

With over 25 years of experience in IT across diverse roles in project strategy and delivery, as well as management, I (he/him) am a seasoned professional who has become a trusted and strategic business partner.

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Wendy Wayling

Children’s Librarian

Bibliothèque Publique De Westmount Public Library

I (she/her) received my MLIS from McGill University in 1994. Since then, I have always worked in public libraries. I have been head of the children's library at the Westmount Public Library in Montreal, QC since 1998.

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Rachel Young

Makerspace Assistant

Mississauga Library

Rachel (she/her) is a library worker, activist, musician and artist in Toronto. She lives with a print disability. She enjoys games, languages and circumpolar places and is passionate about access for all and fostering creativity and the arts with programs.