As the head of library collections, Andrea sometimes faces tough negotiation battles with vendors and publishers. But conflict is no stranger to this New Brunswick native, who was once an armoured combat soldier with the Canadian Forces. Andrea explains that her father was a commanding officer in the Militia, which she joined after graduating from high school. As one of few female recruits, she enjoyed the challenge of tough physical training and liked learning how to operate armoured vehicles. “I was actually pretty good at it.”
Andrea is also a former classical musician who played clarinet in orchestras and other ensembles.
Why you attend CHLA-ABSC 2012?
“The conference is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in some important continuing education issues and get exposure to some really relevant topics. We’ve got a good slate of speakers and courses that are all very important in our field right now. And it’s a great chance to take a break from the day-to-day and connect with colleagues and see the bigger picture of where we are going as a profession.”