Lyons New Media Centre - Staff

Meet the Lyons New Media Centre staff team! Please note that phone calls and emails are generally answered during office hours (Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm).

Rhonda Moore

Rhonda Moore

Manager, Lyons New Media Centre

Lyons New Media Centre
Mills Memorial Library, L412/A
905-525-9140, ext. 21391
Email: moorer (@
Lyons availability: All week, generally 9:30 to 4:30.

Kelly Penfold

Kelly Penfold is a redhead with long bangs, black rectangular glasses & earrings.

Library Media Specialist

Lyons New Media Centre
Mills Memorial Library, L412
905-525-9140, ext. 26106 (email is preferred)
Email: penfold (@
Certification (Web Master, web scripting & graphics specializations, Mohawk College), 2008.
B.A. (Humanities - Dramatic Arts, McMaster University), 1997.
Libraries worked at: Thode (1997-2005), Innis  (2005-2008), Mills (2008-present)
Main Responsibilities: Library & Lyons digital signage content creation & scheduling, Media Help Desk support, Lyons website content creation/maintenance, co-lead for Library social media, Lyons project management, 3D print processing.
Interests: Social media & networking software, 3D printing, multimedia/new media, gaming (PC/iPad primarily), accessibility (especially in multimedia), photo/graphics manipulation and creation, sci-fi/fantasy/horror/action movies, music, etc.

I am a self-professed geek with a love for fandom. One of my favourite gaming-related quotes is from Zork: "It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue."

- Kelly

Lyons availability: All week, generally 10:00 - 6:00. 

Alessandro "Alex" Erasmi

Alex Erasmi in a photo done up like a police mug shot, with the height bars behind him, holding a sign which reads Mac Libraries Expo 2009.

Library Assistant

Lyons New Media Centre
Mills Memorial Library, L411
905-525-9140, ext. 20734
Email: erasmial (@

Alessandro is a pop culture junkie.

An extensive background in music and film has prepared him for the myriad of possibilities that the Lyons New Media Centre has to offer.

A decade spent working in a variety of capacities, in a variety of McMaster departments have also allowed him to hone his skills and build his relevant experience for this next exciting chapter in library evolution.

Lyons availability: Varies. He can usually be found at Innis Library, his main priority.

Chris McAllister

Chris McAllister of the NerdHerd; a simple black and white photo of him.

Manager, Student Media and Computing
Nerd Herd

Email: cmcallister (@

Chris McAllister has been working at McMaster since 2006 as a media specialist supervisor for the Science Media Lab.  Chris specializes in computer and network support, e-learning course development, open-source web development, audio engineering and video production for the web, television, and live conferences. Chris has over 10 years experience in the IT industry, serving educational, legal, medical, and professional markets. Notable clients include: the Government of Canada, World Council of Churches, United Nations, and McMaster University. He holds a Combined Honours B.A in Multimedia and Communication Studies (Cultural Studies)
Lyons availability: Wednesdays 1-4pm by appointment. 

Carlie Soares

Carlie Soares headshot picture. She is smiling and has long brown hair that is slightly wavy.

Audio Visual Technician

Email: soarec2 (@

As a media consultant Carlie can help you edit videos, make motion graphics, and assist with other media projects. She has knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud as well as Camtasia.

Her interests include music, graphic design, travelling and cats.

Quote: "Life's tough, get a helmet". -Eric Matthews, Boy Meets World

Lyons availability: Varies from time to time. Ask at the Help Desk or check the Media Consultations page. She can usually be found working in Classroom Audio Visual Services (CAVS) , her main priority.