Lauren Bourdages

Library Technician in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Lauren Bourdages

Library Technician in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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I am a Reserves & User Services Associate at the Wilfrid Laurier University Library and I love what I do.

Library Technician

I have a Library & Information Technician Diploma & I am a certified Teacher Librarian. I specialise in technical and public services in libraries.

Putting people together with whatever type of information they want and need is what I am all about. I can do information literacy & library instruction & programming from the conception & development stage straight through to delivery & promotion for wide ranging audiences. Basically I can teach anyone how to find any information they're after. I'm really into making information accessible for everyone and I believe in free and open information for all. This interest inspired me to volunteer to join the Library's Accessibility Team at Laurier.

When it comes to technical services I am interested in it all, reserves, cataloguing, and user experience/web design. I'm familiar with the ARES reserve management system; copy cataloguing techniques; conducting user research; using content management systems; and working with metadata schema.

Information Professional

With my library background & a certificate in Records & Information Management I have gained experience managing both paper & electronic records/documents. This means that I can find, organise, & disseminate any & all information for an organisation.

I have strong opinions about the future of the library & information industry. I'm a huge advocate for the role Library & Information Technicians and MLIS holders can play in non-traditional jobs in the information side of the industry. My advocacy in this area is what's led me to co-host the #lisprochat on Twitter where we talk about trends in all areas of the LIS industry.

  • Work
    • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Education
    • Conestoga College
    • Wilfrid Laurier University