With a B.A. granted in 1974 from the University of Toronto, Michael began working in the Ontario public library system the next year as a clerk. Enjoying the job so much, he decided to return to university and completed his M.L.I.S. at Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. in 1987. He has held a number of professional positions since then: three years as the Adult Literacy librarian for the Nova Scotia Department of Advanced Education and Job Training, seven years as cataloguing librarian at the Atlantic School of Theology library in Halifax, N.S., two years as Head of Technical Services at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., and from 2001 to the present as Head of Cataloguing, then Head of Technical Services, here at the Kelly Library. While at AST he did further graduate work in theology. Michael is the subject co-specialist for collection development in the areas of Theology, and Christianity and Culture. He is active in the American Theological Library Association and the Cataloguing and Authorities User Group at the University of Toronto.