ELLA Executive 2019-2020

Members of the executive serve 1- or 2-year terms, beginning on September 1 following their election/appointment.

Past Chair, Anke Eastwood
Sept 2019-Aug 2020

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Anke has been a librarian at the Edmonton courthouse since 2000, and has seen many changes there over the years, including the name – now Alberta Law Libraries. She and her husband, Paul, have two daughters and  recently became empty-nesters. Anke enjoys a wide variety of music and is passionate about social justice issues and the family’s mutt, Mylo.

Chair, Samantha Allen
Sept 2019-Aug 2020

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Samantha has worked in law libraries and government records offices for most of her career. She also is a fanatical photographer and enjoys absurd amounts of coffee. She looks forward to continuing the excellent work of ELLA into the new year.

Chair Elect, Sara Tokay
Sept 2019-Aug 2020

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Sara is a librarian with Alberta Law Libraries in the Edmonton Courthouse. Her area of specialty is legislation tracing both Provincially and Federally, with a heavy focus on Alberta. Her non work passions include all things vintage and her adorable orange cat, Arthur.

Secretary, currently unfilled

Treasurer, Christine Brown
Sept 2019-Aug 2021

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Dr. Christine Brown has spent most of her career working in academic libraries. She has also worked as public library director (Leduc Public Library) and assistant professor of library and information studies (University of Alabama). She is currently the Head of the Humanities & Social Sciences Library and the J.A. Weir Memorial Law Library at the University of Alberta. Her professional and research interests involve information services, information seeking behavior and the adoption/use of new technologies. Her many contributions to the work of professional organizations include the American Library Association, the International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions, and the Greater Edmonton Library Association.

Webmaster, Lucinda Johnston
Sept 2019-Aug 2021

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Lucinda is a Public Services Librarian at the University of Alberta, and provides reference and research support to students and instructors in the departments of Music and Drama. Music, outreach and social justice are Lucinda’s driving passions (though not necessarily in that order.)