Conference Theme: Clever Minds & Human Hearts

We are proud to present the following sessions in the “Health” stream of programming:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

  • OHLIA AGM (more details to come in the new year)


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

  • 11:15AM-12:00PM Mobile applications use by medical trainees in the clinical setting
    • Karine Fournier, University of Ottawa
  • 12:15PM-1:00PM Coping with COVID: supporting the mental health & professional practice of healthcare workers through embedded librarianship
    • Terri Rodak, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH)
    • Sarah Bonato, Centre for Addition & Mental Health (CAMH)
  • 2:30PM-3:15PM Research, Scanning and Tool Building all in a Special Library? We’ve got it “Covid-ed”!
    • Karen Lee, Ontario Medical Association
    • Brett Williams, Ontario Medical Association
    • Susan Beazley, Ontario Medical Association


Thursday, February 4, 2021

  • 11:15AM-12:00PM Developing Clever Minds and Human Hearts: Building Future Library Leaders
    • Sandy Iverson, St. Francis Xavier University
    • Jessica Babineau, University Health Network
    • Naz Torabi, Unity Health Toronto
  • 12:15PM-1:00PM Ahead of the Curve: Libraries as Collaboration Leaders during Covid-19
    • Thomas Biennerhassett, Michener Institute of Education at UHN
    • Juanita Richardson, Michener Institute of Education at UHN
  • 1:30PM-2:15PM Spotlight Speaker: Megan Ogilvie: Engaging readers in the age of information overload: Lessons learned from showcasing a city’s trees, delving into data journalism and writing health stories during a global pandemic
  • 2:30PM-3:15PM LIVE: A Blueprint for Searching Preprints with a Focus on COVID-19
    • Sarah Bonato, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH)


Friday, February 5, 2021

  • 11:15AM-12:00PM 14,500 minutes: An education campaign to reduce research waste in an academic health sciences research cycle
    • Naz Torabi, Unity Health Toronto
    • Carolyn Ziegler, Unity Health Toronto
  • 12:15PM-1:00PM Supporting Community Health and Well-Being During Times of Crisis
    • Shelley L. McKay, Hamilton Public Library
  • 2:30PM-3:15PM LIVE: Supporting researchers during COVID – how Canada’s data community pulled together
    • Alexandra Cooper, Queen’s University
    • Sandra Keys, University of Waterloo
    • Elizabeth Hill, Western University
    • Michael Steeleworthy, Wilfrid Laurier University
    • Kristi A. Thompson, Western University
  • 3:30PM-4:15PM Providing information services in health care during the COVID-19 pandemic: a panel discussion
    • Naz Torabi, Unity Health Toronto
    • Dean Giustini, University of British Columbia
    • Dahlal Mohr-Elzeki, McGill Univeristy Health Centre
    • Zachary Osborne, Unity Health Toronto
    • Rachel Zhao, Alberta Health Services

In addition, we encourage anyone who is willing to sign up to be a mentor for one-on-one or group conversations with those who are new to the profession. It would be wonderful to have representation from health libraries for these conversations. To sign up, please complete this form by January 20, 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Carolyn & Jo-Anne

OLASC Co-Planners for the Ontario Health Library and Information Association (OHLIA)

Conference Planner

Jo-Anne Petropoulos



Assistant Conference Planner

Carolyn Pecoskie