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Sona Macnaughton, MLIS

Sona Macnaughton
Division of Student Success

Sona Macnaughton is a Subject Librarian who specializes in information and digital literacy and open educational resources (OER). 

Sona began her path to librarianship in grade 6, after volunteering in her school library. She has been at Red Deer Polytechnic Library since 2001. Her interests include data visualization, presentation design, and maker culture. She is also keenly interested in learning space design.

  • Master of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta
  • Chair Academy Leadership Certificate
  • Aboriginal Awareness Certificate, NAIT
Main Areas of Teaching

Information Literacy
Digital Literacy
Open Educational Resources (OER)

Scholarly Activity


Macnaughton, S., & Medinsky, M. (2015). Staff Training, onboarding, and professional development using a learning management system. Partnership: The Canadian Journal Of Library And Information Practice And Research, 10(2).

Conference Presentations

Macnaughton, S., & Fulton, K. (2019, June 11-14). A not so quiet book club: How a book club approach can have loud benefits in teaching and learning [Speaking Circle presentation]. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference, Winnipeg, MB.

Macnaughton, S., & Mateika, S. (2018, April 12). Integrating maker culture into your classroom [Symposium session]. Teaching and Learning Symposium: Maker Culture in the Post-Secondary Classroom, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB.

Macnaughton, S. (2016, March 4). Creating a scholarly poster [Panel presentation]. Scholarly Activity Series, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB.

Macnaughton, S., & Medinsky, M. (2014, June 6). Safe to fail: Evolution of Library Lifesavers at Red Deer College [Conference presentation]. NEOS Mini-Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Macnaughton, S., & Medinsky, M. (2014, April 24-27). Change it up! Staff training and community engagement using learning management systems [Conference presentation]. Alberta Library Conference, Jasper, AB.

Macnaughton, S., & Jeppesen, A. (2014, March 14). Academic poster best practices [Conference presentation]. Nursing Research Day, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB.

Macnaughton, S., & Medinsky, M. (2013, October 24-25). All aboard the LMS train [Conference presentation]. Netspeed, Calgary, AB.

Professional and/or RDP Leadership

  • Current member, RDP Academic Policy Committee
  • Current member, RDP Research Data Management Working Group
  • Former member, RDP Academic Council
  • Former member, Faculty Association of RDP Executive
  • Former member, RDP Faculty PD Committee

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