My name is Caleigh and I am an Information Specialist for Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada and a recent MLIS grad from Western University. I have worked with the department for over 2 years and am currently located at the Saskatoon Research and Development Centre. In my current position I am responsible for research, reference, and information management support for clients across the province of Saskatchewan (7 research centres/farms and over 150 CFIA food specialists, veterinarians, and inspectors). I also develop, deliver, and evaluate eLearning tools and courses for clients across the country. I have a passion for exploring unchartered digital territory and innovating the learning experience for the diverse client base at AAFC. Relationship building is another core element of my job and one that I find immensely rewarding. I love connecting with my clients and leveraging my technical and research skills to provide innovative information and educational services.
In general, the experience I have gained as a young professional has made me adaptable and client focused. I’ve had the opportunity to work in government, academic, corporate and not for profit environments, while honing a strong set of research, instruction, and relationship-building skills. These skills have allowed me to create fruitful collaborations with my colleagues and rewarding relationships within diverse and dynamic work communities.
In my spare time, I love exploring new places with my 97lb lap dog Eliot and my fiancé Ryan – our new West Coast home is where you’ll currently find us seeking out the Northern Lights or hiking the Meewasin trail. I also have a special place in my heart for agility training, podcasts, modernist literature, and kombucha.