I have a BSc in chemistry from the University of Waterloo (UW) and a MSc in inorganic chemistry from the University of Western Ontario. Tired of unco-operative organocuprate reagents and using dimethyl sulfide as a solvent, I earned a MLIS degree from Western. I returned to UW to haunt my former professors by becoming the chemistry librarian. I also worked at UW’s Centre for Learning and Teaching Through Technology (LT3) where I cajoled faculty members, often to the point of tears, into making the library's resources an integral part of their online courses. Wanting to try something new, I moved to the sun- and wine-soaked Okanagan Valley where I was the collections and sciences (and film!) librarian for UBC Okanagan. I quickly realized that I couldn’t function in an eternally sunny climate so I fled to the University of Alberta in November 2009.