is the Chief of Integrated Reference Services at the Library of Parliament in Ottawa, Canada where she manages a team of embedded subject-specialist research librarians. She has 15 years experience in special libraries and government settings including the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and the Canadian Police College. She has a doctorate from Queensland University of Technology through the San José Gateway PhD Program, an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario, and will complete an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business in 2020. She is an active member of SLA, ALA, and ALISE. Her research interests include professional identities, LIS competencies, professional development, and library management.
MLIS (McGill University, 1988), has more than twenty years’ experience working in the Canadian parliamentary milieu. From her early days as a reference librarian to her current role as chief of Branches and Reference Services, Maureen has been involved in many parliamentary projects, including LegisInfo and HillNotes, the Library’s research publications blog. She has held several management positions, including managing multidisciplinary teams at both the Library of Parliament and the House of Commons. She currently manages a team of more than twenty research librarians, senior research librarians and branch managers.