Lindsay Alcock

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Lindsay Alcock (formerly Lindsay Glynn) is head librarian of public services at the Health Sciences Library at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Alcock is a well-known and respected librarian in Canada and is especially known abroad for her work in academic health libraries. She holds a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and has worked in medical libraries for more than 20 years. Upon graduating with an MLS degree in 1998, Alcock spent two years managing the clinical archives at QLT Inc., a pharmaceutical firm in Vancouver BC. In 2000, she became the Public Services Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the Health Sciences Library at Memorial University Library where she led (re)development of the library’s information literacy programs and search services. During her time at Memorial, Alcock has integrated information literacy and evaluation assignments into the curriculum in the Faculty of Medicine and in the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing. She is currently Project Lead for MUN Libraries Strategic Plan. Alcock co-founded the journal EBLIP, was Editor-in-Chief and remain involved as a member of the Editorial Board and as an Evidence Summary Writer. Alcock's academic interests are in the areas of leadership, program evaluation, curriculum development, research design/methods, critical appraisal, staff/professional development. Joanne Marshall called her one of a small group of international EBLIP pioneers; she co-founded the journal EBLIP, was Editor-in-Chief and remain involved as a member of the Editorial Board and as an Evidence Summary Writer. Alcock and a group of other librarian leaders presented continuing education workshops on leadership in health libraries for the 2015 and 2016 CHLA/ABSC (Canada) conferences in Vancouver, and joint MLA Conference in Toronto.

Alcock was President of the CHLA/ABSC (Canada) in 2016-2017 and will serve as past-president in 2017-2018.

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