ELLA Executive 2023-2024

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

Chair, Kirk MacLeod
Sept 2022-June 2024

Kirk MacLeod spent the first ten years of his career in libraries running a one-person library for Native Counselling Services of Alberta and The Nechi Training, Research and Health Promotions Institute. He has received a Bachelor of Professional Arts –Communications Studies, from Athabasca University, an Information Management and Library Technology Diploma from MacEwan University, and a Master in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta. He currently serves as the Team Lead, North, for Alberta Law Libraries. He has served in leadership roles for the Library Association of Alberta, The Canadian Federation of Library Associations, and served as a public member of the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta. He is a member of the James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.

Past Chair, Twyla Erickson
Sept 2022-June 2024

Twyla Erickson worked for The City of Edmonton as the Library Administrator and Legal Records Management subject matter expert for Legal Services for over 8 years. Her main specialties are legal records management, information access and privacy and public administration. Currently, she works with Interior Health in the Privacy, Policy & Risk Management Department and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.

Secretary, Kim Jones
Sept 2022-June 2024

Kim Jones is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta’s MLIS program. Originally graduating with a B.Sc., she worked in laboratories for several years before shifting to information management. Prior to completing her MLIS she worked as a Records Technician with the Alberta Surface Rights Board. She has been active in student governance, serving as a representative in the Graduate Student Union. During her degree she focused on accessibility issues in LIS. In her spare time she enjoys reading, meditation, fishkeeping and caring for her cats.

Treasurer, Christine Brown
Sept 2019-June 2024

Dr. Christine Brown has spent most of her career working in academic libraries but has also worked as public library director (Leduc Public Library) and an assistant professor of library and information studies (University of Alabama). She is currently the Head of Faculty Engagement for the Social Sciences, Humanities & Law at the University of Alberta Library. Her professional and research interests involve information services, information-seeking behaviour 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, Doris Wagner
Sept 2023-June 2025

Webmaster Doris Wagner

Doris Wagner is a Faculty Engagement Librarian for Law, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Alberta. She has spent her career working in academic libraries as librarian and library assistant. Her professional interests include student engagement, information literacy, Copyright, and professional development and mentorship of students and new librarians. She has been involved in contributing to professional organizations such the Edmonton Law Libraries Association, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, the Greater Edmonton Library Association and the Alberta Association of Academic Libraries.