Jill Boruff

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Jill Boruff, liaison librarian in rehabilitation sciences at McGill Life Sciences Library
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Jill Boruff, associate librarian at the McGill University Library in Montréal Quebec, serves as the liaison to the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, clinical psychology and psychiatry. She earned her bachelor of arts (BA) degree in English Literature and French Literature from the University of Notre Dame in 2002, and her Master of Library and Information Science degree from McGill University in 2007. Her research interests include expert searching in knowledge translation, information literacy for health professionals and the use of mobile devices in academic settings. In 2013, Jill was the CHLA/ABSC Emerging Leader Award winner joining past recipients Dale Storie, Trish Chatterley and Jeff Mason and others. In 2015, with Lorie Kloda, Jill won a Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship from the Medical Library Association (MLA).



  • Boruff, J., Harrison, P. (2015). Assessment of Knowledge and Skills in Allied Health Student Information Literacy Instruction: a Systematic Review. Paper presented at the Canadian Health Libraries Association conference, Vancouver, BC, June 22, 2015.
  • Chojecki, D. and Boruff, J. (2013). Navigating the rough waters of knowledge translation (KT) research: developing effective search strategies for systematic reviews with a KT focus. Poster presented at the Cochrane Collaboration International Colloquium, Quebec City, QC, September 21, 2013.PDF icon chojecki_boruff_kt_searching_poster_sept_2013.pdf
  • Boruff, J., Storie, D., Chojecki, D., Robertson, H., and Ufholz, L. (2012). Knowledge on the go: a survey of mobile device usage in medicine. Paper presented at the Canadian Health Libraries Association conference, Hamilton, ON, June 14, 2012.
  • Boruff, J. (2011). New learning spaces: collaborating with faculty to align course outcomes with information literacy objectives. Paper presented at the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use, Regina, SK, June 3, 2011.

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