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 currently a Library Technician/Technology expert at the Sciences and Technology Library at University of Manitoba.
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
Treasurer – Alice Klumper
After graduating from Lord Selkirk Comprehensive Secondary School with a Commercial Art diploma, Alice went on to attend the Library Technician program at Red River College way back in 1985. Graduating with a certificate in Library and Information Technology, she then upgraded her education to include a diploma in Library Technology in 2000 from Red River College and a Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate from University of the Fraser Valley in 2012.
Alice has worked in school libraries her whole career in both Lord Selkirk and Seven Oaks School Divisions. Currently, Alice is a member of her local Union’s Executive as Treasurer. She has held other Local Executive Board positions of President, Secretary, and Shop Steward and has represented the Library Technicians of her school division on many committees including Workplace Safety and Health, Wellness, and Health Benefits Advisory. As a member of a committee called “Libraries without Walls”, Alice was involved in writing a mission statement and guiding principles for school libraries in Seven Oaks School Division. In addition, Alice was the coordinator of automation for libraries and involved in the entire automation process from the writing of the RFP (Request for Proposal) to transition to implementation and maintenance. She is still currently on the committee for School Cataloguing Standards for Seven Oaks School Division. In 2011, Alice received the MALT Library Technician of the Year Award and continues to advocate for excellence in her profession. Her current interests include library promotion and advocacy.
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
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.