Aleha McCauley

Community Engagement Librarian (Business Services)

 

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A proud alumnus to UBC, Aleha McCauley joined the Learning Centre in September 2008. Prior to that, she worked with the Vancouver Public Library as a Science and Business Reference Librarian, where her responsibilities included collection development, library instruction and tours, and in-depth business reference services. In 2007, she also managed the Italian Culture Centre Society Library (part-time), where she lead a small team of volunteers, oversaw the move of a collection of approximately 6000 items, and worked with various departments and committees to plan for the Library reopening for Spring 2009. Prior to completing her MLIS from the iSchool, Aleha was a conflict resolution counselor at the Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC.

 

Current Role and Responsibilities

Aleha leads a variety of community engagement initiatives and web-based projects, many with a focus on supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses both on and off campus. For example, in 2014, Aleha was recognized for her exemplary academic business librarianship by the Special Libraries Association Business and Finance Division for her work providing innovative online services to BC entrepreneurs with Small Business Accelerator (SBA) program. She has managed the development, promotion and assessment of this initiative since its launch in 2010. Aleha enjoys collaborating with campus partners such as the Centre for Community Engaged Learning and Entrepreneurship@UBC to find ways to extend UBC’s extensive resources, knowledge, and expertise to assist diverse communities across BC. Aleha’s research interests include information services and practices that support entrepreneurship, small business development and innovation in higher education.

 

Contact:

Email: aleha.mccauley@ubc.ca

Phone: (604) 827-3906

 

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