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Orvie Dingwall is Head of Outreach Services at the Neil John Maclean Sciences Library at the University of Manitoba. Orvie provides and coordinates reference services and literature searches through Manitoba's Health Information and Knowledge Network (MHIKNET). After completing her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2005, Orvie became the first librarian at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI/ICSP) in Edmonton, before moving to the University of Manitoba in 2010. From 2009-2012, Dingwall served as vice-President, President and past-President of the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA/ABSC), and has also served as President of the Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA) (2006-2009) and the Manitoba Association of Health Information Providers (MAHIP) (2012-2015). At age 30, Dingwall was the youngest president in CHLA/ABSC history.
Orvie is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), has provided continuing education (CE) workshops on PubMed - MEDLINE for CHLA/ABSC conferences, and was the CHLA/ABSC representative on the joint planning committee for the 2016 MLA/CHLA/ABSC/ICLC Mosaic Conference in Toronto. She is also active in the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA), serving as a member of the Board of Representatives, Executive Council, and Bargaining Team. Across all spectrums of her work, Orvie is passionate about evidence-informed decision making, providing access to information, pan-Canadian collaboration, patient safety, and contributing to the evidence base.