Dr. Cindy Aalders is Director of the John Richard Allison Library and Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity. As Library Director, Cindy works to provide excellent library resources through acquiring new books, subscribing to relevant journals and databases, and managing the various collections held by the library. She also oversees all library services, and supports such services by providing library instruction and research guidance through workshops, classroom teaching, and individual appointment. Cindy holds MCS and ThM degrees (both in Spiritual Theology) from Regent, and a DPhil (in History) from the University of Oxford.
To view her faculty profile, please go to Cindy Aalders.
Title: Administrative Assistant
Shandelle Skaley is the Administrative Assistant at the John Richard Allison Library. She has a background in administration, event planning, and volunteer coordination and enjoys creative problem solving and creating systems of administration. She also enjoys great coffee, food, and spending time exploring the BC west coast with her family.
As the Circulation Coordinator, Alex co-ordinates the Allison Library's circulation functions as well as manages all patron accounts. He oversees an excellent staff of student circulation clerks who work to support students, faculty, staff, and the community by providing personal and courteous service and a pleasant academic environment for study. A lifelong Vancouverite, Alex has an MATS (History of Christianity) at Regent College and recently finished his Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from the University of British Columbia. In his spare time he enjoys reading and listening to the music of Mark Heard, Bill Mallonee, and Pierce Pettis. Alex is an avid Goodreads user.
Dannaya completed the Master of Library and Information Studies program at the University of British Columbia in 2019. During her time there she participated in a practicum placement at the John Richard Allison Library. She enjoyed the experience so much she decided to come back full time as the Technical Services Coordinator, overseeing the cataloguing and classification of library materials.