Tony Tin is the director of library and information services. Joining Renison in September 2013, Tony is responsible for overseeing the Library services and on-going development of the library collection in support of the College’s academic programs and research activities.
Prior to his Renison appointment, Tony was the head, digital initiatives and electronic resources at Athabasca University, where he oversees the library's digital preservation, repository development, electronic publishing, mobile library, metadata harvesting service and other digitization initiatives.
Tony is very passionate about harnessing the power of mobile devices for education, training and research. The mobile learning projects (Mobile library, Mobile English and French lessons, as well as Mobile workplace training) that Tony has spearheaded are helping to close the gap between education and the mobile demands of students that want to access just in time information and learn anytime/anywhere. Tony coordinated many mobile learning projects, which won the International E-Learning Association's E-learning Award 2012. His Mobile Library project received the Canadian Library Association Library Research and Develop Grant Award in 2006. His Mobile ESL project received an honourable mention for Excellence and Innovation in Use of Learning Technology from the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education in 2008. In 2012 he won the AU wellness Award by designing and developing an IOS app to promote health and wellness in the work place. Tony has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and strong commitment to excellence in student services. In 2002, he was honoured as recipient of the AU Sue and Derrick Rowlandson Memorial award for service excellence.
He attained his Master of Library and Information Sciences from University of Alberta, Master of Arts in History from McGill University, Bachelor of Arts in History from McGill University and Bachelor of Education from University of Alberta. He is currently completing his Doctor of Distance Education degree from Athabasca University. He has published articles and book chapters and presented at conferences on topics such as library technology, digital libraries, and mobile.
Director, Library and Information Services
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