Kimberly Silk has over fifteen years of digital media experience and is actively engaged in the interactive media, library and education industries. Since 2008 she has been the Data Librarian at the Martin Prosperity Institute, a think-tank at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Between 2001 and 2009 her consultancy, BrightSail, served a variety of clients including corporate, academic, government and non-profit organizations.
Kim has a particular passion for digital collections and online communities. As a librarian, she prides herself on understanding how to provide the right information to the right audience at the right time, with a focus on providing a positive and rewarding user experience.
Kim’s corporate experience includes several years at Rogers Media, most recently as Director, Strategic Internet Development. There, she collaborated with the New Media and Publishing divisions to develop Internet ventures from concept to market. Prior to joining Rogers, she was Webmaster for Discovery Channel Canada, the first Canadian specialty channel to launch an interactive online component.
Kim believes in giving back to the profession, and is actively involved in several professional associations; she was President of the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (2009-2011), is a member of the Ontario Library Association, is a member of the Canadian Library Association’s T-SLIS network, and is President of the Toronto chapter of SLA.
Kim’s research interests include emerging technologies in libraries and education, managing digital collections, and applying social media principles to knowledge management. She is also keenly interested in pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a librarian and a leader in the 21st century.
Contact Kim at kimberly.silk (at) gmail.com.Photography by Shannon Eckstein.
As of March 2nd, 2009, I have joined the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto‘s Rotman School of Management as their Data Librarian. Having worked with them (via BrightSail) since June 2008, I am thrilled to join their team permanently.
As a result, the Brightsail.com site has been retired, and now redirects to my blog here at KimberlySilk.com.