Co-op Staff

We have a distributed workforce: our staff and board live in communities large and small, all across the country, just as our members do.

For more information, view our organization chart (managers are represented in blue; coordinators in green).

Co-op Managers and Service Leads

Laurie Davidson

Laurie Davidson

Emerging Initiatives Coordinator
1.855.383.5761 x 1007 | laurie.davidson@bc.libraries.coop

Laurie has over 20 years of librarian experience and has worked in academic and public libraries as well as in product management and customer service management roles for a major ILS vendor. She is interested in the intersection of systems and people in libraries, and how best to support collaboration and cooperation across libraries.


Shannon Dineen

Shannon Dineen

Support Coordinator
1.855.383.5761 x 1012 | shannon.dineen@bc.libraries.coop

Shannon is a librarian with experience working in library technology, public, academic and health sciences libraries. Her experience with Sitka dates back to the initial implementations of Evergreen in BC libraries in 2007, giving her a valuable depth of knowledge of Sitka.


Neil Firkins

LibPress Design and Support
1.855.383.5761 x 1016 | neil.firkins@bc.libraries.coop

Neil has been working in the field of open source web site development and associated technologies for over 15 years, predominantly in the area of public libraries and library-related organizations and services. Prior to working for the Co-op he worked contract for the British Columbia Library Association. He also dedicates time to non-profit organizations that promote reading for youth, such as BC’s Summer Reading Club, Red Cedar Award and Stellar Award programs.


Sharon Herbert

Sharon Herbert

Sitka Manager 
1.855.383.5761 x 1013 | sharon.herbert@bc.libraries.coop

Sharon has been the Sitka Manager since the service’s inception in 2007. She has over 20 years of management experience across public and non-profit sectors, including leading ILS migrations for hundreds of libraries, managing collection development and technical services for a large urban public library, and as a systems librarian for one of Canada’s largest school districts. Sharon currently serves as a director on the Evergreen Oversight Board and represents the Co-op in its Collaborator role on the MassLNC Evergreen Development Initiative Committee.


Kris Jorgensen

Kris Jorgensen

NNELS Project Coordinator
1.855.383.5761 x 1034 | kris.jorgensen@bc.libraries.coop

Kris has 15 years of experience managing library IT departments and working with library service improvement projects. Before NNELS, Kris held positions in regional libraries in BC and Alberta, and also worked in the academic library environment. Kris is interested in open access and providing information services to diverse communities.


Scott Leslie

Scott Leslie

Systems Manager, Privacy & Security Officer
1.855.383.5761 x 1028 | scott.leslie@bc.libraries.coop

Scott is a technologist and open content/open network activist. In the past, Scott has volunteered for the Mozilla Webmaker initative and served as a Board Member for Openmedia.org. He currently volunteers as the Treasurer of the BC Association for Living Mindfully. Before joining the Co-op, Scott worked on Open Education and Open Textbooks with BCcampus, and has been online since long before there was a web.


Kevin Millsip

Kevin Millsip

Managing Director 
1.855.383.5761 x 1001 | kevin.millsip@bc.libraries.coop

Kevin joined the BC Libraries Coop as Managing Director in March of 2018. He has spent over 20 years working in education with a focus on capacity building and advocacy work. He has co-founded two capacity building organizations and built Canada’s largest social change leadership training organization. He was the Vancouver School Board’s first Sustainability Coordinator where he worked on both programs and policy. He has served as a School Board Trustee in Vancouver, as the Board Chair of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC-Office, and on the board’s of The Centre for Civic Governance, The BC Civil Liberties Association and Theatre for Living. He is also an advisor with the Small Change Fund and Upstream.


Tami Setala

Tami Setala

Licensing and Business Development Manager
1.855.383.5761 x 1015 | tami.setala@bc.libraries.coop

Tami currently manages a large range of discounted products and services for Co-op member libraries. With over 17 years in public and special libraries, she has a strong commitment to supporting libraries through changing times. She believes that library cooperation and collaboration are the keys to resilience in the face of uncertainty. She previously held junior management positions related to electronic resources and collections at the Vancouver Public Library.