COMMUNITIES. PUBLIC SERVICE. REFERENCE. 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 a Freedom of Information Analyst. I am also an operator with Scholars Portal's Ask a Librarian service where I provide virtual reference and research services to members of Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) institutions.
I most 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 their communities and empower them in their information needs. I am particularly interested in digital initiatives, social media, 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 conscientious researchers in their professional and personal lives!