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Planning Team

Kayla Reddecliff is a public service consultant with the Northern Lights Library System (NLLS). She got her MLIS at the University of Alberta, working at the University’s Health Sciences Library and helping plan the MLIS student conference during her degree. She also has an MA in history from the UBC. She loves helping people find information as well as connecting people to relevant information sources. She has become the stats person in the NLLS Public Service Department, the Relais go-to, and the main conference planner.

When not attempting technical baking projects, Kayla plans wish list trips around the world (and occasionally goes on those trips), reads, and keeps up to date on anything true crime related.

Ina Smith is a Public Services Consultant with the Northern Lights Library System. She is helping update the NLLS collection policies and procedures and fine-tuning the NLLS physical collection, so that it may better serve our member libraries. Ina graduated with an MLIS from the University of Alberta in 2004. She was the Library Manager at the Bonnyville Municipal Library from 2005-2019. Ina also taught Grades 5-8 for 5 years at Dr. Brosseau School in Bonnyville and was co-owner/manager of the Bonnyville Home Hardware for 6 years. Spending time with her grandchildren and traveling the world are at the top of her list when restrictions are finally lifted.

Heather Elliott is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Northern Lights Library System (NLLS). She got her MLIS from the San José State University. The marketing role with NLLS is a mix of graphic design, digital marketing, social media, content marketing, search engine optimization, and website. She is a stronger believer in lifelong learning and learns something new every day. Before joining NLLS, Heather's library adventure started in the AWK Region in New Brunswick.

With a lifestyle that meant that she often moved, becoming a library member was a top priority when arriving in a new town.

Advisory Committee

Jodi Dahlgren is the Library Manager at Wainwright Public Library where she has been in the role for 12 years. Born and raised in Wainwright, she has strong community ties and loves working with a variety of groups and organizations to provide service to her community. She has brought this to her role at the library where she has created partnerships to support the library reaching more people in the community. Jodi is the current Library Managers’ Council (LMC) Chair and in that role attends the NLLS Executive and Board meetings.

When Jodi is not at the library, you can find her outside feeding cows, riding horses, working in her garden or volunteering as a 4-H Leader. She also enjoys cooking, both indoors and outdoors, and cannot wait until the pandemic restrictions are lifted and she can host dinner for family and friends.

Donna has been the Library Manager at the Vegreville Centennial Library for the past 6 years, was the Assistant Manager/Programmer prior to moving up to Manager. She has a strong background in community programming and emergency management. It is Donna’s firm belief that community organizations such as Libraries cannot thrive without strong partnerships, to that end she constantly is working on enhancing and building mutually beneficial partnerships. When it comes to collection development Donna especially loves buying books with * in their titles and any picture books about bodily functions.

Away from work, when that happens... Donna is a dog mom to Xena who has frequented a few of the zoom meetings in the last 10 months. Donna also enjoys reading and is becoming well versed in the world of essential oils.

Tanya Boudreau is the Assistant Director at the Cold Lake Public Library. She does programming for all ages, and maintains the webpage and social media sites for the library. She loves collection development, readers’ advisory and research questions. She is also the caretaker of the library turtle named China and the three aquariums of fish in the library. She received her MLIS from Dalhousie University, and has a Bachelor degree in science. She loves to read a variety of books! She is a Cold Lake Clogger and enjoys making and listening to podcasts.

In her free time she runs, does yoga, sits on the John Howard Society Board and the Healthy Choices Count Coalition, and works as a 911 Dispatcher.

Tracy Woloshyniuk undertook the job as library manager of the Newbrook Library in 2013 with only the love of books and a passion for working with people. She began her roll of the Director of Thorhild County Libraries in 2019 and began taking library related courses through SAIT at that time. She believes firmly in being active in the community she loves, and volunteers as Treasurer for Thorhild County Citizens on Patrol, and also as Chair of the Newbrook Historical society. When faced with the closing of her library, Tracy was able to raise all the funds to purchase new furniture, shelving and program materials for the new building she lobbied her local council to provide for the members of her community as the local library.

Tracy has lots of hobbies, reading, papercrafts, cooking and gardening to name a few. She has a love of animals and loves spending time with her dogs and horses. Her favorite pastime is time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren.

Betty Lou