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Anne Marie Watson, MLIS

Anne Marie Watson
Discipline/Program
Library & Student Supports
Title
Library Virtual Presence Coordinator
Office
1006J
Phone
403.342.3402
Biography

Anne Marie Watson is the Virtual Presence Coordinator at RDC Library. In this role, she creates original online content, acts as “editor-in-chief” for the Library’s online content, and ensures that the Library’s virtual presence is organized, professional, easy to use, and accurate. She has worked at RDC since 2000 in various roles, including Librarian, Reference Assistant, and Library Marketing & Events Coordinator.

Anne Marie’s professional experience has been in academic, public, and special libraries in Alberta.

Education
  • Master of Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario (now Western University)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Canadian Studies (English and History), University of Alberta
  • Indigenous Canada certificate, University of Alberta
Scholarly Activity

Select Publications 

Watson, A. (2017). Manage your social media in 5 minutes a day. Public Services Quarterly, 13(1), 41-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228959.2016.1268942

Select Presentations

Watson, A., & Macnaughton, S. (2019, September 23). Visual communication: Engaging your library patrons through photos [Conference presentation]. Parkland Regional Library PD Day, Lacombe, AB.

Bratland, M., & Watson, A. (2018, June 7-8). Social media best practices for libraries [Preconference session]. NEOS Mini-Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Watson, A. (2018, April 26-29). Tell your story: Library employees (and volunteers) build the library brand [Conference presentation]. Alberta Library Conference, Jasper, AB.

Watson, A. (2016, November 16-17). Manage your social media in 5 minutes a day [Conference presentation]. Library Marketing & Communications Conference, Addison, TX.

Watson, A. (2016, February). Twitter for research, networking, and teaching [Panel presentation]. Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB.

Watson, A., & Medinsky, M. (2015, August). So NOT boring: Social media policy for libraries [Virtual presentation]. The Education Institute (Canada).

Watson, A., & Medinsky, M. (2015, April 20-May 3). So NOT boring: Social media policy for libraries [Conference presentation]. Alberta Library Conference, Jasper, AB.

Watson, A., & Medinsky, M. (2015, March 20). So NOT boring: Social media policy for libraries [Conference presentation]. Southern Alberta Library Conference, Lethbridge, AB.

Watson, A., & Medinsky, M. (2015, January 28-30). So NOT boring: Social media policy for libraries [Conference presentation]. OLA Super Conference, Toronto, ON.

Watson, A. (2012, April 26-29). A non-geek's guide to Twitter [Conference presentation]. Alberta Library Conference, Jasper, AB.

Hall, R., & Watson, A. (2012, April 26-29). Going mobile: 7 things you should know about mobile service provision in libraries [Conference presentation]. Alberta Library Conference, Jasper, AB.

Kothari, S., & Watson, A. (2009, October 21-23). A rough guide to Libguides: Pathfinders go Web 2.0 [Conference presentation]. Netspeed, Calgary, AB.

Community Involvement 

Anne Marie has been an elected Trustee for Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools since 2010, including serving as Chair from 2017-2020. Since 2013, she has chaired the Student Council for the Students’ Association of Red Deer College (SARDC), and was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Red Deer Urban Spirits. She has also served her community as a Senator for the University of Alberta (2013-2019) and as a volunteer to help plan Red Deer’s centennial celebrations in 2013.

Select Community Presentations

Watson, A. (2017, September 22). Share your story [Keynote presentation]. Red Deer Public Library Staff Development Day, Red Deer, AB.

Watson, A., & Medinsky, M. (2016, October). Social media policies [Presentation]. Social Media Breakfast Red Deer (SMBRD), Red Deer, AB.
 
Watson, A., & Medinsky, M. (2016, July). Social media policies [Presentation]. Social Media Breakfast Lacombe (SMBL), Lacombe, AB.

Watson, A., & Medinsky, M. (2014, April). Social media policies [Presentation]. Social Media Breakfast Red Deer (SMBRD), Red Deer, AB.

Professional and/or RDC Leadership

  • Current member: RDC Awards of Excellence Selection Committee
  • Former member: Alberta Library Conference Planning Committee
  • Former Chair: Social Media Breakfast Red Deer (SMBRD) Steering Committee
     

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