Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University
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Kathy Gaynor, MLIS

Kathy Gaynor

Scholarly Communications Librarian
Librarian II

Contact

Phone: 250-377-6055
Email: kgaynor@tru.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Kathy_Gaynor
Office: Main Library 212

Areas of responsibility

Scholarly Communications
TRUSpace: TRU's Institutional Repository
Digital Commons @ TRU Library
Library Instruction
Reference Services

Liaison areas

Education (undergraduate and graduate)
Social Work and Human Services
Sociology, Archaeology and Anthropology

Education

Curriculum Vitae

 Publications, presentations and major achievements
Publications and presentations

Gaynor, K., Harris, C., Rennie, E., Watmough, K., and Wolfe, S. (2016). Building community at 2am: Long night reflections. Poster presented at TRU’s 12th Annual Teaching Practices Colloquium, Kamloops, BC

Arundel, R., Gaynor, K., Harris, C., Ratsoy, G., Rennie, E., Watmough, K., and Wolfe, S. (2016). Building community at 2am: Learning engagement throughout the night. Panel presented at the 12th annual UBCO Learning Conference, Kelowna, BC.

Gaynor, K., Rennie, E., and Wolfe, S. (2016). Creating community at 2am: Lessons learned from a long night. Lecture presented at the BC Library Conference, Richmond, BC.

Gaynor, K., Rennie, E,. and Wolfe, S. (2016). Creating community at 2am: Lessons learned from a long night. Lecture presented at the Conference on Writing and Writing Centre Work, Calgary, AB.

Rennie, E., Gaynor, K., and Haggarty, P. (2015, May). Is there a Librarian in Your SoTL Activity?. Presentation at the 11th Annual Learning Conference, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, B.C., Canada. Companion website to the presentation: http://libguides.tru.ca/ubc-o_learning_conference

Rennie, E. and Gaynor, K. (2014, September). Library as lab: Partnership for practice. Presentation for the TRU Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation’s Fall 2014 Engagement Series on Experiential Learning. Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Gaynor, K. and Rennie, E. (2014, June). Dropping a few balls: Juggling for relevancy [Poster]. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Library Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. Companion website to the poster: http://libguides.tru.ca/ala2014

Gaynor, K. and Rennie, E. (2014, May). Beyond the walls: Meeting library learners outside of traditional spaces [PowerPoint slides]. Presentation at the annual conference of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education, Kamloops, B.C., Canada. Retrieved from: http://www.slideshare.net/kgaynor9/beyond-library-walls-cnie-presentation-2014-34734911

Gaynor, K. (2013). Adding some pizzazz to your guides. In A. W. Dobbs, R. L. Sittler and D. Cook (Eds.), Using LibGuides to enhance library services: A LITA guide (pp. 157). Chicago, IL: ALA TechSource.

Gaynor, K., Nilsen, C., Rennie, E., and Smith, B. (2010, February). “Teaching information literacy, not how to find stuff”. Poster session at the Teaching Practices Colloquium, Kamloops, B. C.

Gaynor, K. and Rennie, E. (2009). "Library research 2.0”. Presentation at the Research 2.0: New Technologies for Scholarship Conference, Kamloops, B. C .

Gaynor, K. and Smith, B. (2008). “So, what’s in it for me?  How the TRU Library can make your job easier”. Presentation at the Tech IT Up!  Conference, Kamloops, B.C.

Gaynor, K. and Smith, B.(2007). "Because there is confusion, there is the TRU Library reference services – Providing library research assistance in an online world". Presentation at the Tech IT Up! Conference, Kamloops, B.C.

Gaynor, K. and Smith, B. (2006). “More than dusty old books:  Libraries and technology in the 21st century”. Presentation at Tech IT Up! Conference, Kamloops, B. C.

Gaynor, K. (2006). "Library technology at TRU Library." Presentation for the Educational and Administration Technology Advisory Committee of Senate, Kamloops, B. C.

Major Achievements

2016 - I implemented an Institutional Repository (TRUSpace) for the Thompson Rivers University community.

- I implemented an Open Journal service through Digital Commons for the Thompson Rivers University community.

- I implemented a conference support service through Digital Commons for the Thompson Rivers University community.

- I migrated the Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Conference to Digital Commons.

2015 - I migrated over 145 library and research guides to LibGuides v.2 platform.

- Panelist for UBC/BCLA, "Perspectives on types of employment and how to get employed after finishing a Master's in Library and Information Studies and Archival Studies" at UBC, March 3, 2015

- Created the Conference Proceedings for the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research and Innovation Conference using PressBooks

2014 - I migrated the TRU Library's website into a content management system.

 - Created the Conference Proceedings for the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research and Innovation Conference using PressBooks (open source software)

2012 (Jan) - 2013 (Aug) - Served as Interim University Library Director, Thompson Rivers University

2009 - Served on the "Software Selection Committee" for the Electronic Library Network's AskAway service.

2006 - Created the proceedings website for the Japan Studies Association of Canada. http://www.tru.ca/jsac2006/proceedings.html

- Served on the "Learning Management System Review Committee", for the Educational and Administrative Technology Advisory Committee of Senate

2005 - Created a new library website, merging two libraries' websites, after the University College of the Cariboo merged with British Columbia Open University and became Thompson Rivers University.

 - Served on the "Content Management Software Selection Committee" for the University College of the Cariboo's Information Technology Department.

 Committees
Selected Committees

Thompson Rivers University, Librarians' Department, Appointments Committee, Chair, 2013 -
Thompson Rivers University, Associate Vice Provost Selection Committee, 2014, 2016
Thompson Rivers University, Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communication Selection Committee, 2012
Thompson Rivers University, Budget Committee of Senate, 2011- 2015
Thompson Rivers University, Undergraduate Research Conference Planning Committee, 2013 -
Thompson Rivers University, Research Committee of Senate, 2016 -
Thompson Rivers University, Research Committee of Senate, Research Training Recognition Adjudication Committee, 2016
Electronic Library Network, BC Institutional Repository Network Software Selection Committee, 2014 - 2015
Electronic Library Network, BC Institutional Repository Implementation Working Group, 2015
Electronic Library Network, AskAway Local Coordinators Committee, Chair, 2014 - 2016
Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries, Scholarly Communications Working Group, 2015 -