Kimberly Silk is a librarian who works with Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) who want to use data to inform planning and service design, support advocacy, and communicate impact.
She is co-author of “So Much More: The Economic Impact of Toronto Public Library on the City of Toronto,” published in 2013 and the first library economic impact study of its kind in Canada. Her collaboration with Dr. Bill Irwin, “Creating a Culture of Evaluation: Taking Your Library from Talk to Action“, was published by OLA Press in May 2017. In 2014 she created the Library Research Network, a not-for-profit, curated, web-based repository of research relevant to libraries.
Kim is a member of the Ontario Library Association and serves on OLPA’s Research & Evaluation Committee. Past volunteer activity includes serving on the SLA Board of Directors (2013-2017), as Past President (2013) of the SLA Toronto chapter, and as past president of the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (2009-2011). She is also a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.
Kim’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto. In 2020 she completed a Graduate Certificate in Evaluation from the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria.
For further information, visit Kim’s LinkedIn profile.
Contact Kim at kimberly.silk (at) gmail.com.