Peggy Lynn MacIsaac


As a reference librarian at Athabasca University (AU), Canada's Open University, Peggy Lynn is a generalist working across all the disciplines taught at AU. She has presented at national and international conferences across Canada, and in the Netherlands, and India. Some of the presentations and papers are listed on her AU Space site at: Her research interests are varied, the core of which fall under the umbrella of information literacy skills, investigating how people find, access and use information and how best to enhance their information seeking behaviour. Peggy Lynn received her Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada after working in academic libraries for several years. Her Bachelor of Arts honors degree in Directed Interdisciplinary Studies exploring the intersections of architecture, engineering and cultural studies, is from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is currently considering returning to school to pursue another degree. Before developing her career in academic libraries, she was a freelance illustrator and draughtsperson for engineering, industrial design and corporate clients. She also launched her own outerwear clothing company featuring her designs and was an elected director of CCEC Credit Union in Vancouver, Canada. This contributes to her ability to assist AU distance students and to have served on AU course development teams across the disciplines. Although AU is a distance education institution, she has had many opportunities to present face-to-face workshops for staff and faculty, as well as, the public and elementary school students. The latter translated into a workshop at LOEX of the West 2010 in Calgary, Canada, a conference focusing on library instruction and information literacy. The workshop blended provincial mathematics curriculum with database searching concepts through a physical interactive game. She has also co-presented a workshop on finding national data through Statistics Canada, where she worked during her practicum for library school. Peggy Lynn brings energy and creativity to her research and presentations.

EDUCAUSE Presentations