UBC iSchool Career Development Speaker Panel: Tech/Data


Friday, March 5, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (PST)
Online (via Zoom)
Registration is required. Please complete the form below.


Are you interested in career development in digital libraries, UX, or data services?

The UBC iSchool Peer Advisors invite you to join this virtual career development speaker panel, with a focus on tech, data, and systems career paths. This session will feature a panel of three UBC iSchool alumni working in various tech and data-related roles. Panellists will be speaking to their positions, the fields they are in, the challenges they are facing, and offering advice for those interested in getting into these fields. The panel presentations will be followed by a student Q&A.



Cynthia Ng  | Website  | Twitter
Cynthia Ng graduated from the MLIS program in 2012 and has worked in all major types of libraries, though she is currently working in a non-library position as a Senior Support Engineer at a tech startup. Her roles have primarily focused on technology for better user experience and services, with emphasis on documentation and accessibility. She also contributes to community technology events and initiatives, including being a mentor at Canada Learning Code workshops.


Ariel Deardorff
Ariel Deardorff graduated from UBC in 2014 with an MLIS degree. She is now the Data Services Librarian at the University of California, San Francisco. In this role, she teaches classes and does research on data management, open science, and reproducibility in the health sciences.


Danielle Watters
Danielle Watters Westbrook received her MLIS from the UBC iSchool in 2012. She also holds an MA in history and a certificate in database design. She currently works as the Systemwide Library Planning Analyst at the California Digital Library, which is part of the University of California system.


Registration form

Please complete the following form to register for this panel. You will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link and passcode after submitting your contact information. If you didn’t receive it, please check the spam folder in your inbox. If you have any questions, please contact us at ischool.comms@ubc.ca.

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