Having been accepted to the PhD program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information, Elysia Guzik will be leaving Egon Zehnder at the end of July. She plans to explore the information behaviour of new members of religious groups and the ways in which they use resources to establish their identities and cultivate community. Elysia joined Egon Zehnder in April 2010 as Records Management Analyst and was promoted to Research Analyst the following January. During her time with the firm, she led a records clean-up project to address a three-year file backlog and developed the Toronto office’s first records management policy. On top of that, she has worked with consultants and senior researchers on numerous executive search assignments. Elysia can be reached at elysiaguzik [at] gmail [dot] com.
Effie Patelos has accepted a one-year research leave replacement position with the University of Toronto. As the Architecture Librarian, she will be responsible for directing and managing the services, resources, and staff of the Shore and Moffat Library at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Previous to this new position, Effie worked at the University of Concordia as a Reference and Instruction Librarian. In this position she acted as coordinator of an innovative for-credit information literacy lab designed to teach struggling students the research and critical thinking skills required to succeed in university. Although Effie is sad to bid farewell to the beautiful city of Montreal and the incredible librarians and staff at Concordia University Libraries, she is excited to work in her subject area of expertise—developed during her previous career as an architect. She also looks forward to applying what she has learned about designing and delivering information literacy to support students studying in the specialized fields of architecture and landscape design. She can be reached by email at effie.patelos [at] daniels.utoronto [dot] ca, or by phone at the library (416) 978-6787.
Sally Press—formerly of MMM Group—joined Coffey Geotechnics, a specialist geotechnical engineering company, in September 2011. Her role as Library Services Manager for the Canadian Offices involves collaborating with librarians in the Australian offices to build up the library and information service for the company’s Canadian office. She is based in Etobicoke, Ontario and can be reached at sally_press [at] coffey [dot] com.
On May 1, Kim Stymest began a three-year contract as a Business Librarian with the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library at York University. She is incredibly excited by the opportunity and looks forward to the coming academic year and all that it brings in a new environment. She has already met a number of truly great students and looks forward to more! Kim can be reached at stymest [at] yorku [dot] ca.
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