Kimberly Silk


Kim Silk is a librarian who works with libraries to help them use data and evaluation to show how they contribute to improving their communities. As Principal of Brightsail Research, she empowers cultural institutions to use data to inform decision-making, support advocacy, and communicate impact. She has authored multiple works on how libraries can use evaluation to show economic and social value. As an instructor at the University of Toronto’s iSchool she teaches program evaluation and manages the professional practicum courses. She lives with her family in Toronto, Canada.


2020: Graduate Certificate in Evaluation, University of Victoria, Canada
1998: M.L.S., University of Toronto, Canada
1993: B.A. (Honours English), University of Waterloo, Canada

Areas Of Specialization

Data librarianship
data management
library impact

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabus
2023SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Program Evaluation in Libraries