Anita Brooks Kirkland is a writer, presenter and consultant. Anita specializes in the areas of information and digital literacy and the role of the school library learning commons. She draws on her extensive experience as a teacher educator, both as an instructor in teacher-librarianship for the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, and in her previous role as the Consultant for K-12 Libraries at the Waterloo Region District School Board. Anita was a contributing writer to Together for Learning, Ontario’s guideline document for the school library learning commons. Anita is very active in professional organizations. She was the 2014 president of the Ontario Library Association, served as president of the Ontario School Library Association (2005) and co-chaired The Association of Library Consultants and Coordinators of Ontario (2011-13). She currently chairs the board of directors of Canadian School Libraries. Anita shares an extensive collection of program resources, articles, and presentations on her website and blog, www.bythebrooks.ca.