<span class="padlock_text"></span> v28 #4 Profiles Encouraged: J. Michael Shires

by | Oct 2, 2016 | 0 comments

prof_photo_michael_shiresCollection Development and Liaison Librarian, University of Regina

3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4S 0A2  Canada
Phone:  (306) 585-5418  •  <Michael.Shires@uregina.ca>

Born and lived:  Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

early life:  Happy memories of summer vacations in Spokane, WA and Cannon Beach, OR.  They were exotic places compared to life on the Canadian Prairies.  Earned MLIS degree from the University of Alberta.

professional career and activities:  Can’t believe I’ve reached my mid-career mark with great library experiences at Gonzaga University, Broward County (FL), Nova Southeastern University, and the Petroleum Institute (Abu Dhabi, UAE).

Family:  Wonderful wife Darcy, whom I met in library school, and a beautiful 6 year old daughter, Sophia.

in my spare time:  Practicing Iyengar style yoga and lifting weights at home, tent camping in the summer with my family, and watching Friday night movies at home with them.

favorite books:  I seldom finish books so I can’t mention many.  But These are the Voyages TOS Seasons 1-3 by Mark Cushman is the most encyclopedic work about the original Star Trek series (1966-69) that I’ve ever read.

pet peeves:  Windy days.

philosophy:  Living in faraway places is wonderfully enriching.

most memorable career achievement:  I’m cheating and have two — being granted tenure at the University of Regina and being elected President of the Saskatchewan Library Association.

how/where do I see the industry in five years:  I think all libraries will continue tailoring their resources and services to meet their local needs while resource sharing within all library sectors and forming partnerships in untapped marketplaces will continue to expand.


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