Staff profiles tell the story of an organization. Here at the University of Alberta Libraries, this is ours…
What is your role at UAL? I am a sessional Public Services Librarian for the Herbert T. Coutts Library, located in the Education South Building. In my role I get to be the liaison librarian for Educational Policy Studies, a Faculty of Education department filled with passionate professors and students who are doing incredible teaching and research. I also get to work with the fun crew at Coutts, coordinating events and helping library users, as well as working on some system wide library projects with other brilliant library colleagues!
What languages do you speak? My first language is French, so I speak that fluently. I also (obviously) speak English and hablo un poco de español (I speak a little Spanish).
What was the last book you read? I usually have at least two books on the go (usually one fiction and one non-fiction), so my recent faves that I finished are: Places for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg and My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
What are you currently watching on Netflix? Oh so many things! But recent faves include The Baroness von Sketch Show and Chef Table
What is the coolest thing you are working on at the library right now?
Within the last year, the Coutts Library (along with the Bibliothèque Saint-Jean), has received robots that our students, faculty members, and staff can check out. We partnered with faculty members, graduate students, and Technologies in Education to provide robot workshops for an education class (EDU 210) and are planning to do so again in future semesters. It has been a lot of fun promoting these robots and helping train our staff on them!
If you are needing assistance in Education related research, please contact Céline here for help… https://www.library.ualberta.ca/staff/celine-gareau-brennan
The French version of this article is available here: https://uabsj.blogspot.com/2019/05/laissez-nous-vous-presenter-celine.html