Alexandra Wong appointed data visualization librarian at York University Libraries

Alexandra Wong
Alexandra Wong

The following is a message from Jack Leong, Associate Dean of Research and Open Scholarship, York University Libraries:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Alexandra Wong has been appointed data visualization librarian at York University Libraries following an extensive search.

Alexandra Wong
Alexandra Wong

Wong (she/her) is a graduate of the Master of Information Program at the University of Toronto, concentrating in Library and Information Sciences, and holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and Bachelor of Business Administration double-degree from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Wong worked for several years in the technology sector as a data analyst, where she was involved with many different products and collaborated with teammates around the world to analyze and visualize data, answer business questions and deliver better products. She will bring to YUL her extensive data experience and knowledge from her prior practice as a data analyst, working with the University of Toronto Libraries’ (UTL) Information Technology Services Department and as a research associate at the University of Toronto.

At UTL, she advanced digital collections’ metadata, particularly focusing on linked open data as a way to improve discoverability and contribute to open scholarship. She has endeavored to contribute to this growing field through partnerships throughout UTL and the Canadian library and archival systems. She looks forward to building similar collaborative efforts at York University Libraries.

Wong will begin her role on June 1. Please join me in welcoming her to York University.

Jack Leong
Associate Dean, Research and Open Scholarship
York University Libraries