Brightsail is a boutique advisory firm that provides research and consulting services to public and private sector organizations, including libraries, universities, schools, government agencies, corporations and start-ups.
Kimberly Silk – Founder, Brightsail
Brightsail was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Silk, a librarian with a background in academic and data librarianship, and a passion for conducting research to evaluate how libraries impact their communities.
In 2014, Kim created the Library Research Network, a not-for-profit, curated, web-based repository of research relevant to public, academic, government and special libraries.
Kim is actively involved as a volunteer in the library community and is an enthusiastic proponent of the role of the library and librarians in successful organizations. She has served on the SLA Board of Directors, and is Past President (2013) of the SLA Toronto chapter. She is a member and active volunteer with the Ontario Library Association, and is Past President of the Faculty of Information Alumni Association (2009-2011). She is also a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society, where she is working towards her designation as a Credentialed Evaluator (CE).
Kim earned her M.L.S. (Library Science) from the University of Toronto, and a B.A., Honours English Literature from the University of Waterloo.