President – Ebony Novakowski
Ebony is a 2013 graduate of the Library and Information Technology program at Red River College, she has been with the MALT Executive since 2014 completing terms as the Communications Coordinator, and Vice President. With a background in technology, and hospitality. Ebony was inspired to become a Library Technician while volunteering with the Rainbow Resource Centre of Winnipeg, and helping them weed and re-label their library collection.
Currently the Copyright Assistant at the University of Winnipeg Ebony works with in the academic Library system to enforce regulations and provide education on Canadian Copyright. She promotes user rights working with departments and individuals to create copyright awareness. She facilitates access for: professors, instructors, library staff, and students to material they need. Additionally Ebony sits on the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) Copyright Committee working to develop and promote the library community’s positions on copyright at the federal level.
Past work at the University of Manitoba libraries Sciences and Technology Library, and as a Public Service Technician at the Exchange District Red River College, John and Bonnie Buhler Library has helped her become versatile “Jack of all Trades” in the Winnipeg Academic Library Community.
Ebony has a background in Social Media as an Internet Moderator, and lives in the West End of Winnipeg with her Wife. Is an advocate for LGBTTQ* awareness and enjoys baking, cooking, Drag Queen bingo, keeping up with innovative new technology, and compulsively checking her e-mails, and instagram account.
Vice President – Vacant – Accepting Nominations – E-mail us
Past President – Cassie Page
Cassie became interested in working in libraries after travelling abroad for many years. In 2011 she decided to return to Winnipeg and enroll in the library and information technology program at Red River College. After graduating in 2013 with honours, she went on to work at the Seven Oaks School division as a casual library technician and carried on her career at the University of Manitoba where she worked at the St John’s College Library and Elizabeth Dafoe library. Cassie is now the Library Technician at École Constable Edward Finney School.
Treasurer – Lindsay Richards
Lindsay is a 2009 graduate with honours from the Library and Information Technician program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. She began her career with the federal government’s financial intelligence agency, managing the library for the centre and being the main research officer for several years.
Later moving on to work for the Milton Public Library as an information services associate, being primarily responsible for running the reference desk as well as planning and delivering children’s programming.
Currently residing in Winnipeg and employed as a library technician with the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. Lindsay has been active with library associations at the provincial and national levels in various capacities, including volunteering, student representation and advocacy. She looks forward to gaining further experience as treasurer within the MALT executive.
Secretary – Brad Rogowsky
Brad is an LIT graduate from Red River College and served as MALT representative for his class while in the program. He has worked odd jobs in and out of school, but he figures it’s all about the experience. Now he’s taking a shot at library work which he hopes will be a little more permanent.
Newsletter Editor – Justin Fuhr
Justin graduated from Red River College’s Library & Information Technology program in 2013. Since then he has worked at a variety of archives and libraries, including Booth University College Library, Winnipeg Public Library, the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg Archives, James Richardson & Sons, and the University of Manitoba Libraries. Currently he works at the U of M’s Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library in a public services role.
He lives in the West End with his wife, in his free time Justin loves to play slo-pitch, sing in a men’s choir, and perform stand-up comedy when the chance arises. Justin is currently completing his Masters of Library and Information Studies through the University of Alberta’s online program.
Membership Coordinator – Melanie Godin
Melanie is a current student of Red River College’s Library and Information Technology program, working towards the completion of her second and final year. After serving as a first-year student representative on MALT’s executive, she decided to further her involvement by becoming Membership Coordinator.
Her summer was spent working at the Kaufman Silverberg Library of the Asper Jewish Community and is currently working part time at the RRC Exchange District and Notre Dame campus libraries.
She is very excited to finish the college program and see where library life will take her from there. Until then, she will continue to develop her skills and gain experience when she is not making cuddle time with her cats Belle and Gendry and reading through her extensive backlog of books.
Rural outreach Membership Coordinator – Vacant
Communications Coordinator – Dana Van Aert Pattrosson
Dana graduated with honours from the Library and Information Technology program at Red River College in 2013. After graduating he worked as a Library Technician in St. James-Assiniboia School Division, where he was nominated for the MALT Rising Star Award in 2015. Dana is currently a Library Technician in Seven Oaks School Division. In his spare time he can be caught working on his Motorcycle, playing bass guitar with his friends, and spending time with his loved ones.