President: Sarah Bonato
Sarah Bonato is a reference/research librarian at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, ON and is a graduate of the MIS program at the University of Toronto. At the CAMH Library, she is the lead for reference services and research services. Her research interests include giving presentations, webinars and workshops on grey literature. Like many a librarian, she has cats and large piles of books at home.
Past President: Natalia Tukhareli
Natalia Tukhareli is the Director of Library and Information Services at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and a PhD in Linguistics/Psycholinguistics. Her professional experience includes service in libraries, teaching in post-secondary institutions, and extensive scholarly research in various fields of the humanities and social sciences. Over the past seven years, Natalia has been actively involved in bibliotherapy. She has developed and facilitated a number of bibliotherapy-based reading programs in libraries and community organizations to promote wellbeing and resilience. Natalia is a frequent conference speaker and a published author. Her other interests include music, “art cinema”, gardening, and tennis.
President Elect: Julie Waddick
Julie graduated from Simmons College in Boston with an M.S. in Library and Information Science in 2010. Since that time, she has worked as an Information Architect at a web technology firm, Nonlinear Creations, as well as Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital as Information Access Specialist and as Health Sciences Librarian at Humber River Hospital. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph with a minor in Nutritional Sciences. Other interests include philosophy and everything to do with wellness. As such, she has also earned a certificate in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and is a Certified Trainer in Crucial Conversations®.
Treasurer: Orien Duda
Orien Duda is the Health Sciences Librarian and Coordinator of Library Services at Windsor Regional Hospital. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts in History from Oakland University. Orien’s primary duties involve research and instruction services for professional staff and students. Outside the library, his interests include historical reenactment, genealogy and camping with the family.
Secretary: Stephanie Sanger
Stephanie Sanger is the Clinical Outreach Librarian at McMaster University. She holds an MLIS degree and a Kinesiology degree from Western University. Stephanie has been a librarian at McMaster University for the last 2.5 years and before that was a clinical librarian in Regina, SK. Her interests include collection assessment, systematic review searching, and assessing the value of a clinical librarian.
Conference Planner: Amanda Caputo
Amanda Caputo is the Health Informationist/Librarian at Sault Area Hospital. She obtained her MLIS at Western University in 2016 and her BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology from Algoma University in 2014. Amanda’s current interests lie in copyright and clinical librarianship, including evidence based medicine, medical research and open access scholarship. Outside the library world, Amanda enjoys cooking and reading.
Assistant Conference Planner: Carolyn Pecoskie
Carolyn Pecoskie joined McGill University Library as a Metadata & Electronic Resources Librarian in February 2020. Prior to joining McGill, she worked as a Librarian at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga. She graduated with her MI from the University of Toronto in 2016, and earned a B.Arts Sc. from McMaster University, where she minored in math and wrote her senior thesis on celebrity culture. In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys running, yoga, movies, and exploring her new city, Montreal.
CE Coordinator: Caitlin Carter
Caitlin Carter is the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian at the University of Waterloo, and holds an MLIS degree from Western University (2010). Caitlin’s main duties include providing research services and instruction to School of Pharmacy students, staff and faculty. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo Library, Caitlin worked as a clinical librarian, and attended rounds on the ICU twice weekly, as well as assisted hospital staff with research and instruction requests. Caitlin has presented two papers and a lightning talk at the 2012 and 2014 CHLA Conferences.
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