Penny Logan

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Penny Logan, Manager Library Services
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..."as a [hospital] Library Manager much of my time is spent negotiating licenses for electronic access. I also spend a lot of time instructing users about how to use the library's resources. And I sit on a lot of different committees that deal with all aspects of the hospital's work: from Patient Education to Mental Health to Accreditation. Part of my role is to be aware of where my hospital is heading so that the Library has appropriate resources to support decision making - both for clinicians and for administrators..." - Penny Logan, Manager Library Services

Penny Logan (retired) was the manager of Library Services at Capital Health in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She held positions in public and special libraries, and worked as the Librarian at the IWK Health Services Library and as Branch Head for the Cole Harbour Library. She was an instructor at the Nova Scotia Community College in the Library Technology program, and served as the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Officer for the Department of Education. Her company, Eastgate Information Sourcing, won the contract to provide library training to physicians for the DoctorsNS Electronic Bookshelf project.

Penny has served in various capacities with professional organizations such as the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA / ABSC), Vice-President and President in 2003-2006, and Co-Chair of the 2008 CHLA / ABSC conference held in Halifax. She has served as President of the Maritimes Health Libraries Association, and Halifax Library Association, and as Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services (CASLIS National). She is currently serving as Treasurer of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association and is an active mentor in the Dalhousie SIM Professional Partners program. Internationally, Penny is the Canadian Liaison to the Medical Library Association (MLA), the Canadian representative for the MLA Benchmarking Project, and one of two Canadian representatives on the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) Advisory Board.

Penny brings enthusiasm, intelligence, professionalism and a global perspective to every initiative with which she is involved. Her many contributions were recognized when she was awarded the 2008 Norman Horrocks Award for Library Leadership by the Nova Scotia Library Association. One of her colleagues noted that “Penny Logan is a leader in the library field; locally, regionally and nationally. “ Penny is a strong role model for current School of Information Management students and an excellent example of the impressive professionals who graduate from the School. The award was announced at the Annual Conference of the Nova Scotia Library Association, in Greenwich, Nova Scotia.


  • Logan P, Collins S. PDA survey of medical residents: e-books before e-mail. JCHLA / JABSC. 2009;30(1):3–10.
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