Margaret Law is the CEO and is responsible for oversight, partner relationships and new opportunities. She has a Doctorate in Organizational Behaviour as well as many years of library experience, and a professional commitment to improved collaboration to enhance library service. Margaret eagerly awaits spring weather for gardening and reading outside with her dogs.
Contact Margaret for assistance with:
New service ideas for TAL
Ideas for a collaborate approach to problem solving
Tina has been diligently tending TAL's administrative business since 2006, and is our combined archive and oracle. Tina has a Certificate in Management Development from the University of Alberta. She enjoys traveling (especially to visit her granddaughter and grandson in England) and handcrafting amazing greeting cards.
Contact Tina for assistance with:
Board and Member relations
TAL meeting administration
TAL Card supplies
Governance related issues
TAL website support for Board and Member information
Renée has been with TAL since 2011. Renée helms TAL's financial ship with her accountant's eye for detail and deep knowledge of TAL's vision, mission, and values. She is a CPA, CMA, enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and exercises more than the rest of the team combined.
Christa has been TAL’s licensing guru since 2006, teleporting in from her home base in northern Ontario via the magic of the Internet. She enjoys negotiating excellent discounts for TAL members, participating in Consortia Canada, and hiking and discovering hidden beaches along Lake Superior.
Contact Christa with all matters related to Licensing, including:
Suggestions for new licensed products for TAL to investigate
Jocelyn came to TAL in 2020 after many years in public libraries. She assists with licensing and works on several other projects to help support other staff and build TAL's capacity. She’s very happy to be working with such a friendly, competent team and getting a chance to connect with libraries across the province! Jocelyn is a late-night reader, a gamer, an enthusiastic but under-performing gardener, and a part-time maker.
Brian works with TAL's membership to share resources through the province wide discovery system TAL Online, offsite authentication and other projects. He loves working with the amazing library staff across Alberta and Canada to come up with creative solutions to further enhance library service throughout the province.
Contact Brian regarding:
TAL’s IP authentication platform
TAL related technology programs, including EZproxy
Cole has worked at TAL in two capacities—first as a licensing assistant in 2019, and now supporting TAL with their technical expertise. They have a love for connectedness and resource sharing that they are excited to share with TALs membership and libraries across Alberta. In their downtime Cole enjoys building Gundam models, playing video games, and walking with their standard poodle Boomer.
Lorisia brings Learn Alberta's Online Reference Centre to life with her enthusiasm to offer training and supporting those who guide Alberta's learners. She is a proud member of the James Smith Cree Nation and recently she completed her MLIS degree at the University of Alberta while presenting across Canada on topics ranging from citation to indigenization. She enjoys reading comics, 3D printing, and travelling to conferences to meet new folks.