Kimberly Silk has nearly two decades of digital media experience and is actively engaged in the interactive media, library and education industries. In 2008 she joined the Martin Prosperity Institute, a regional prosperity think-tank, as Data Librarian. In her role as Data Librarian, she explores new methods of managing digital collections, and applying social media principles to knowledge management. She is also keenly interested in pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a librarian and a leader in the 21st century. In her recent research, she has studied the role of public assets (libraries, parks, schools and museums) in regional economic development.
Kim is actively involved in several professional associations; she was President of the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (2009-2011), is a member of the Ontario Library Association, is a member of the Canadian Library Association, and served as President of the Toronto chapter of SLA in 2013.
Kim earned her M.L.S. (Library Science) from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. in English literature from the University of Waterloo.