Sally Mann has been a member of the Atwater Library for almost ten years. She and her husband moved from Maryland, USA to Montreal after their granddaughter was born. They both attend the Atwater Library book club, which Mann believes to be a great opportunity to read books that she would not necessarily pick up by herself.
Roxann Fournier-Hoyt, 31 (Interview on August 20, 2021)
Roxann Fournier-Hoyt is the head librarian at the Atwater Library. She started working as an assistant librarian in the Atwater Library at the end of 2020, later becoming the head librarian in the summer of 2021.
Rachel McCrum is the curator in the Atwater Poetry Project since 2019. Prior to this, she also worked for the Quebec Writer’s Federation, an organization for English language writers also held in the Atwater library. Moving from Northern Ireland in 2017, she found in the Atwater Library a second home and refuge while she was adapting to a new life in Montreal.
Mary Soderstrom is the facilitator of the Atwater Library book club since 2000. Her first contact with the library was through the Quebec Writers’ Federation in the 1990s, as she is also a writer. In the book club, Soderstrom meets with members of the Atwater Library nine times a year to discuss books about different matters.
Medea (alias) is a member of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre since the late 2000s. Besides reading, Medea also appreciates photography, a passion that she practices through the library’s Digital Literacy Project.
Marlene Chan has been a member of the Atwater Library for about ten years. She attends various activities organized by the library, such as writing and poetry workshops, the Peer Café, information sessions, and lectures. She also participates in the Atwater Literacy Project run by Eric Craven in partnership with various groups, including the Concordia University Fine Arts Department.
Liz Perrin has been working at the Atwater Library for over ten years. Having started as a volunteer at the circulation desk, she is currently CONNECT’s coordinator. CONNECT is a project that seeks to promote digital literacy for seniors.
Helen Fortin has been a member of the Atwater Library for several years. She is familiar with independent libraries in Montreal since she moved from the Eastern Townships about 40 years ago. As a lover of books, she participates in the Atwater Book Club.
Edward McCann is a retired museum curator who curated various exhibitions at the Atwater Library. Before moving to Vancouver in the Spring of 2021, McCann combined his admiration for the Atwater Library with his experience at curatorial practices to voluntarily curate five exhibitions (including The Artistic Mr. Wilson – Photographs from the McCann Collection) and help with other exhibitions at the library.