I am currently a doctoral candidate at the McGill School of Information Studies in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. My doctoral research project explores the influence of information culture on records management practices and the implementation of new technology, such as content management systems. I am interested how organizations transition their record-keeping practices from a paper-based system to a more digital-based system. To me, simply installing new technology, both hardware and software does not necessary make the change happen. I approach the field of Library and Information Studies through social psychology, the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.
I hold Masters of Library and Information Studies (McGill) with a specialization in Records and Archives Management, a Masters in History (University of Guelph), and an Honours Bachelors of Arts in History and English Literature and Language (Brock University). My MLIS research project was based on a user-needs assessment for the Paolo and Nita Freire Pedagogical Institute, in determining the new media components for an updated internet site for an international membership.