Sarah Shaughnessy is a Faculty Engagement Librarian at the University of Alberta, working primarily with the French-language community of the Campus Saint-Jean. She is also currently the co-chair of the University of Alberta’s Open Education team, which brings together representatives from the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Copyright Office, Student’s Union and Library to advance open education across the university.
Sarah received her BA in French Language and Literature from the University of Alberta and graduated with her Masters of Library and Information Science from the McGill School of Information Studies in 2015. Prior to her employment at the University of Alberta she worked at the Grace Dart Foundation as an Archivist and as a Project Officer at Dialogue McGill. Her professional interests include open education, information experience and librarianship in minority language contexts.
Sarah’s capstone project, “Easy to find (et facile à accéder): Increasing the visibility and access of open education library services at the University of Alberta,” aims to improve the web presence of open education library services at the UofA to increase awareness of and use of these services. An important component of the project was translating and making the content available in French for the benefit of the Campus Saint-Jean community.