Professional Profile : Leonora Crema

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LEONORA CREMA is Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of British Columbia Library.

From 2006-2015, Crema served as UBC’s Associate University Librarian for Client Services & Programs, as AUL for Planning and Community Relations, and as Director, External Relations, for the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Prior to this she held management roles spanning public services, project management, and IT.

Active in professional associations, including serving as President of the British Columbia Library Association, Crema speaks regularly on topics such as leadership, technology innovation and library space design. She has been involved in the programmatic design or construction of three library buildings on the UBC campus including the Walter C. Koerner Library, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and a high-density storage and preservation facility.

Crema has received a variety of career recognitions including a national award for innovation from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers, and the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries’ award for outstanding contributions to the consortium.  She holds Master of Arts and Master of Library Science degrees from the University of British Columbia.

Twitter: @leonoracrema
ORCID:  0000-0003-2065-5509


Recent publications, presentations, grants:

Co-Ordinator, UBC Scholarly Publication Fund, a joint initiative of the UBC Library and VP Research & Innovation, September 2019-

The Library as OER Publisher. Library Publishing Forum annual conference, Vancouver, BC.  May 2019.

Reinventing Libraries for Research in the Digital Age,” Research Fortnight (London, UK), March 13, 2019. Co-author with H. Thomas Hickerson.

Innovation in Open Scholarship, UBC Library, March 7, 2019.

Library Support for Open Textbook and Open Educational Resource (OER) Creation.  UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Grant, 2018-19.

The Collection Has Left the Building: Now What?  Preconference Presentation, Organizational Change, Facilities and Workflow Design. Designing Libraries VII Conference, University of Calgary, September 2018.

“Open Scholarship in Practice seminar explores inclusive intersections between research and pedagogy,” Open UBC, October 23, 2017.  Co-author with Zachary Foote. https://open.ubc.ca/open-scholarship-in-practice-seminar-explores-inclusive-intersections-between-research-and-pedagogy/ 

Shared Print Fact Sheet. (Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries). Co-author with Carol Pitts Diedrichs, Laine Farley, Mike Furlough, Judith Russell, Laura Wood.