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Patrick Ellis (retired) was head librarian at the WK Kellogg Health Sciences Library at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ellis was also chair of the Atlantic Health Knowledge Partnership, a group of libraries responsible for networking the Cochrane Library in Nova Scotia, which served as an informal platform for networking health resources in the province. He was co-chair of a task force of the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA) to develop a National Network of Libraries of Health to better support the information needs of health practitioners throughout Canada. With the support of Canada Health Infoway, NNLH members completed an environmental scan and readiness assessment for the proposed national network. One of the targets of the NNLH was access to the Cochrane Library (national trial implemented in 2009). For more information see http://chla-absc.ca/nnlh/indexe.htm Patrick previously chaired the CHLA task force responsible for the Canadian implementation of Docline (library-based resource sharing program) and Loansome Doc (end user documentation). In 2010, it was announced that the NNLH team had received start-up funding for the Canadian Virtual Health Library.
Ellis served as an advisory on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Virtual Health Library / Bibliothèque virtuelle canadienne de la santé (CVHL / BVCS). In 2012, Ellis was named an outstanding alumni at the Dalhousie University School of Information Management and cited for his "...many contributions to librarianship and [his] outstanding leadership; his long list of accomplishments have benefited students and researchers, health professionals across Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada; and librarians, health professionals, students, faculty and researchers nationwide."