Barbara Claridge is an experienced human resources specialist and a recognized leader in public sector administration in several jurisdictions. She has been president of a provincial/state administrators’ association and has served on national leadership boards. Barbara is also a program manager with the Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization dedicated to championing a strong public education system through innovative programs, credible research, policy initiatives, executive leadership and public engagement. Barbara Claridge focuses on consultations for profile development, strategic interviewing and reference checking for executive searches.
Cheryl Stenström is a library consultant and lecturer in online and face-to-face sessions on such diverse topics as user services, research methods, advocacy, and management. An experienced publisher, provincial/state consultant and CEO of a regional library system, Cheryl also works with staff, volunteers and boards of rural public libraries in British Columbia. She has been a member of the Canadian Library Association’s Executive Council and is a graduate of the San Jose/QUT Gateway PhD program. Cheryl resides in Victoria, British Columbia
Terry Watt brings an exceptional background as an accomplished leader and administrator. With an MA in leadership, Terry has been a senior manager in the public sector and chair of professional development for administrative officers. She served on the council of her provincial leadership association for three years. With wide experience in human resources, from selection to performance management, Terry is also an accomplished negotiator working with contract committees for several years. Terry Watt focuses on strategic interviewing and in-depth reference checking for executive searches.
*Dysart and Jones are a strategic partner with Ken Haycock & Associates where expertise is complementary and where collaboration better suits geographic and time pressures.
Prior to founding Dysart & Jones in 1992, Jane spent seventeen years as Manager, Information Resources, Royal Bank of Canada. Since then she has created and developed programs (content and speakers) for over 100 major conference events in Canada, the US and the UK. She is currently the program director for Internet Librarian, Computers in Libraries, KMWorld, and Building Smarter Organizations. With her business partner, Rebecca Jones, and associates, Jane has created and participated in hundreds of one or two day learning and leadership events for many different associations, universities, companies, libraries, and other organizations. Jane is a Past-President of the Special Libraries Association and recipient of that organization’s John Cotton Dana Award. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Library and Information Science (now the iSchool), has served on their advisory council, taught many workshops and courses, and is the recipient of their Alumni Jubilee Award. She is currently a member of the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science Advisory Council and a member of IFLA’s Knowledge Management Standing Committee.
Rebecca focuses on facilitating clients’ planning processes, problem-solving, organizational design, and project management. Her reputation for designing consultative, participatory sessions that result in workable solutions has been demonstrated in a wide variety of organizations in the information, non-profit, construction and legal sectors. During the past three years she has completed planning and organizational design projects with Ryerson University Library, Ontario Library Association, Innisfil Public Library, Aurora Public Library, Case Western Reserve University Library, Dalhousie University Library, University of Toronto Mississauga and Scarborough; and many others. She served as Director, Professional Learning Centre at the Faculty of Information from 2004 – 2007 and continues to be on the iSchool Institute Advisory Board. She holds an MLS, is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association and a recipient of their Leadership Award.