LIBRARIES. REFEREnce. INSTRUCTION. Research.
Hello, I'm Jelena. I'm an early-career librarian, currently working in the Freedom of Information Office at the Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change as an Assistant FOI Coordinator. I am also an operator with Scholars Portal's Ask a Librarian service where I provide virtual reference and research services to members of OCUL institutions.
I recently worked a term as a Chemistry Librarian at University of Toronto. In this role, I managed the library, offered reference services and instruction, and negotiated contracts to help students in their studies and research.
I am interested in how libraries can support scholarly communication and research through info literacy initiatives. I am particularly interested in digital initiatives, instruction, special collections, interdisciplinary education, online communities, and open culture.
I strive to be a librarian in every workplace and to help people become confident and concientious reserachers.