Free Panel Discussion: 1 year in: What We Have Learned During COVID-19 


CAPAL’s Education and Professional Development Committee is inviting you to a free panel discussion on Wednesday, March 31st that will be hosted on Zoom.

1 year in: What We Have Learned During COVID-19 

It has been roughly one year since COVID-19 struck the nation and lockdowns and stay at home orders were first put in place. This panel consists of speakers who work in different areas of academic librarianship. They will reflect on the challenges they have faced while operating during a pandemic. What lessons have been learned? What unique opportunities have presented themselves? How can these new practices be applied to better the future of academic librarianship?

Moderated by Christine Moffatt, University of Waterloo

Speakers: Nathalie Soini (Queen’s University), Carol Leibiger (University of South Dakota), Amanda Wheatley (McGill University)

Nathalie Soini is Head of Information Services since April 2015 at Queen’s University. Since her arrival at Queen’s in 2003, she has had several roles: Acting coordinator of the Adaptive Technology Centre (2003-2004), Liaison librarian for French Studies and Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU 2003-2020), Acting Head Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian (2011-2015) and Learning Commons Coordinator (2005-2015). Nathalie has a B.A. (Hons) in German and Spanish, (Brock University) an M.A. in Spanish (University of Toronto) and an MLIS (Western University).  She can be reached at

Carol A. Leibiger is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Instruction in the University Libraries at the University of South Dakota, in Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. Her areas of research interest are communication issues in libraries, the application of critical pedagogy to information-literacy instruction, and assessment. In addition to serving on numerous committees for ALA and its sections, Carol facilitates the CAPAL information literacy community of practice with Helen Power. For fun, Carol teaches seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft.

Amanda Wheatley is the Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship at McGill University. She is also the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for McGill’s Humanities and Social Sciences Library. Amanda has been actively working to transition to a virtual service model and provide remote engagements opportunities for her students. She is the creator of McGill’s Virtual Study Halls, which serve as an online space for students to interact while completing course work.

Session details:  

Date/time: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at:

4:30 PM NDT

Register for the free webinar.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the EPD Committee’s chair, Helen Power at

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