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Laura Briggs

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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.

Laura Briggs

University of Alberta Libraries until 2010

  • Collections Librarian until 2010 Science and Technology Library

  • Chemical information searching
  • Collection development in the sciences, arts & humanities, and technology
  • Online course design and the use of learning technologies

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