On July 18, Priscilla Carmini joined the York University Libraries (YUL) for a two-year term as scholarly communications librarian.
Carmini joins the University Libraries from the Toronto District School Board where she served as a library systems technician.
She brings a wealth of experience from her time at University of Toronto Libraries where she served as a graduate student library assistant with the Information Technology Services department. She was also editor-in-chief of The iJournal, the student journal of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, serving in the role for two years, and was part of the organization committee for the 2020 and 2021 Student Journal Forum. Her professional experience also includes work as a freelance document accessibility editor, student curator with the Museums of Mississauga, and as an archival volunteer for The ArQuives and Royal Regiment of Canada.
In addition to her BSc in biomedical science from the University of Guelph, a master’s of information, archives and records management, and a master’s of museum studies from the University of Toronto, Carmini brings her passion for open access research, knowledge of institutional repositories, open educational resources, the scholarly publishing landscape, and deep experience with outreach and collaboration to YUL.
She enjoys volunteering and has been involved with organizations including Planned Parenthood Toronto, Habitat for Humanity, and the University Health Network. Carmini is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.