Carolyn Doi

After growing up in British Columbia and living in France for a year, Carolyn studied music pedagogy, performance, and history at the Conservatory of Music and the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC. In 2008, she moved to Montreal for a Master’s program in Library Science at McGill University, where she got involved with Librarians Without Borders (LWB), a non-profit organization that focuses on issues related to international access to information and literacy. Through LWB, Carolyn has been involved in several projects, including the design of a library for a K-12 school in Xela, Guatemala. After this, Carolyn worked for over three years on a project with LWB to establish a service-learning model for library development in Guatemala. 

In 2011, Carolyn moved to Saskatoon, where she works as the Music Librarian at the University of Saskatchewan. In 2012, she joined the board of directors for International Women of Saskatoon, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the status of immigrant and refugee women and their families residing in Saskatoon. Music has always been a huge part of Carolyn’s life. She has sung in community choirs, and studied piano, violin/fiddle, clarinet, and taiko drumming (a traditional style of Japanese drumming). Whenever she can, Carolyn enjoys the outdoors. She loves to hike, cross-country ski, and work in her garden to explore new ways of growing and preserving her own food.