Board of Directors



George Tsiakos

Executive Liaison to AALL, BIALL, IALL, SLA. Liaison for Representatives to: Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA), Canadian Committee on Cataloguing, Library Advisory Committee (formerly the Depository Services Program Advisory Board), Canadian Federation of Library Associations, Bylaws Expert, Elections Committee, Nominations Committee, Resolutions Committee, Credentials Committee, Procedural Advisor 

George Tsiakos is the Head of the UBC Law Library where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of the Law Library. George is also an Adjunct Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law where he teaches introductory and advanced legal research and writing courses. Previously, he was the Manager of Library Services at Bull, Housser, and Tupper LLP (Now Norton Rose Fulbright) where he worked closely with articling students and lawyers on various legal research projects. George graduated with a BA (History) in 1998, an LLB in 2002, an LLM in 2006, and an MLIS in 2011, all from the University of British Columbia. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2003 and is a non-practicing member in good standing. George served as CALL / ACBD Treasurer during the 2017 – 2019 term.


Past President 

Kim Nayyer  

Liaison to Canadian Abridgment Editorial Advisory Board, Copyright Committee, Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing, Vendor Liaison Committee, Association Archivist 


Vice President One

Yemisi Dina


Liaison to the Communications Committee, Events and In Session Communications (with National Office), Social Media Coordinator, Website Editorial Board 

Yemisi Dina is the Chief Law Librarian of the Osgoode Hall Law School Library, York University in Toronto. She has been a Law Librarian since 1995 with extensive experience in academic libraries. Her writing and research focus include law librarianship; information technology and its application to the delivery of information services; legal research methods; women’s studies; foreign, comparative and international law. She participates in teaching legal research in the First Year and Upper Year courses. She is the recipient of the inaugural Janine Miller Fellowship of CALL/ACBD in 2012.

Yemisi is widely published; she has contributed to many publications and research guides. She is an active member of professional law library associations nationally and internationally where she continues to serve in different capacities.


Vice President Two 

Mary-Jo Petsche

Liaison to the Conference Planning Committees, New Law Librarians Institute (new name pending), Professional Development Committee, Webinar Subcommittee 

Mary-Jo Petsche is the Executive Director of the Welland County Law Association, where she provides legal research support and is responsible for the daily operations of the library and law association.  Prior to her work at the WCLA, Mary-Jo was a Knowledge Management Consultant at Nortel Networks and Architel Systems Corporation.  Mary-Jo graduated from the Library and Information Technician program at Sheridan College in 1997.  Mary-Jo has been a member of CALL/ACBD since 2001 and has served on the following committees and SIGS: Diversity, Inclusion & Decolonization, Website, Vendor Liaison, Mentoring, Preservation, Courthouse and Law Society Libraries.  She was also involved in the Conference Planning Committee for Hamilton (2020) and Winnipeg (2014) and a volunteer in Edmonton (2018).  Mary-Jo is a member of the Ontario Courthouse Libraries Association where she served as Chair from 2004 to 2006 and is currently the Member-at-Large.  While serving as Chair of OCLA, she joined LibraryCo Inc. as a Director from 2004 to 2007.  Mary-Jo was a Library Committee Member for the County & District Law Presidents Association from 2007 to 2014.  In her leisure time, Mary-Jo enjoys playing the piano, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.



Jennifer McNenly 

Chair of the Financial Advisory Committee

Jennifer McNenly is Senior Director at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto. She obtained her B.A. in International Relations from the University of Toronto in 1990, her M.A. in History from York University in 1991 and her M.L.S. from the University of Toronto in 1993.  Upon graduation Jennifer worked as Library Manager for SNC Lavalin and then moved to be Library and Technology Director at the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (now Canadian International Council) in 1998.  She joined the law firm, Osler, as Knowledge Systems Architect in 2004 and then transitioned to her current role at Fasken in 2004.  Jennifer is a technology driven, strategic information professional. Interested in artificial intelligence, enterprise search, taxonomy, metadata, knowledge management, legal research, competitive intelligence, data analytics & visualization, web design & usability, information architecture, social tools, content management, and all things Microsoft. 



Martha Murphy 


Liaison to all SIGs 

Martha Murphy is currently the Manager for Library and Information Services at the Ontario Workplace Tribunals Library, providing operational and strategic planning to the following crown agencies: Workplace Safety Insurance and Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT), Ontario Labour Relations Board and Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal.  Legal research interests include preservation and access to Ontario’s print and digital publications. Martha co-authored “Inside Track: Challenges of Collecting, Accessing, and Preserving Ontario Government Publications,” Government Information in Canada: Access and Stewardship, edited by A. Wakaruk and S. Li. (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2019), 211. Martha is currently serving on the CALL Executive as Secretary and has been Co-Chair of the Government Libraries SIG, Membership Development Committee and Communications Committee.  She was also involved in the Conference Program Committee for Hamilton (2020) and Toronto (2012).  She is a graduate of University of Western Ontario, MLIS and University of Waterloo, Bachelor of Environmental Studies. In her spare time Martha enjoys cycling along the Trans Canada Trail and plans her family vacations around beautiful golf courses and mountains.  



Kim Clarke


Liaison to the Canadian Law Library Review Editorial Board, Committee to Promote Research, KF Modified Classification CommitteeSub-Committee on Classification 

Kim Clarke is the Director of the Bennett Jones Law Library and the Doucette Library of Teaching Resources at the University of Calgary. She obtained her LL.B. from the University of Manitoba in 1989 and her MLIS from the University of Alberta in 1997. Kim articled and practiced with Thompson, Dorfman, Sweatman in Winnipeg and was Legal Counsel for the Manitoba Law Reform Commission prior to attending library school. Upon graduation, Kim worked as a law librarian at The Ohio State University and then at Pacific McGeorge School of Law in California where she was the Assistant Dean for Library and Research Services. Kim’s teaching interests include the role and impact of legal technology and legal research.



Julie Lavigne

Liaison to the Diversity Inclusion and Decolonization, Eunice Beeson Memorial Travel Fund, Membership Development Committee, Scholarships and Awards Committee

Julie Lavigne is the Legal Studies Librarian at Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library, where she provides legal research support in the areas of Law, Criminology, Human Rights, and Migration & Diaspora Studies. Prior to working at Carleton, Julie worked at the University of Ottawa, first as a Law Librarian and then as Copyright Officer, as well as a Reference Librarian at the Library of Parliament. She has been a member of the Law Society of Ontario since 2004. Julie recently completed her LLM at the University of Sussex in the UK, with a specialization in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law. In addition to being a bit of a copyright nerd, Julie is interested in privacy rights, law and ethics, and the intersection between law, society, and culture.

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