My name is Lindsay Tripp and I am a newly-minted librarian based in Vancouver, British Columbia. I am currently serving as the interim subject librarian for the Departments of English, Geography, and Environmental Studies with Langara College Library.
In August 2010, I completed my Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree at the University of British Columbia, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS). I joined Simon Fraser University Library shortly thereafter, where I worked as a part-time reference librarian and, later, as the liaison librarian for the Faculties of Health Sciences and Environment.
As a library school student, I had the excellent opportunity to work as a student librarian with University of British Columbia Library's Humanities & Social Sciences and Science & Engineering Divisions. While at SLAIS, I also completed a two-week practicum with University of Victoria Library and a four month co-op work term with Whistler Public Library, where I served as the library's Adult Services Coordinator (read my UBC Arts Co-op profile here).
During my undergraduate studies at University of Victoria, I worked both as a research assistant in the Department of English and as a server in the fast-paced service industry. Following graduation, I spent two formative years teaching English as a Second Language in rural Japan with the JET Programme. Indeed it was the promise of a career that would bring together my enthusiasm for public service, teaching, and scholarly research which ultimately led me to pursue a career in academic librarianship.
When not in the library, chances are you will find me practicing yoga, indulging at one of my favourite Vancouver eateries, or curled up on the couch with coffee and a good book.
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