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Sophie Regalado is the Research Support Librarian at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s (NOSM) Health Sciences Library, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In her role with NOSM, Regalado is responsible for the following service areas: Search/Research Assistance, Archives, Copyright and Interlibrary Loan. Prior to working at NOSM, Regalado was hired as the first librarian for the St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG); as Manager of SJCG Library Services, Regalado was responsible for the overall direction and management of two hospital libraries.
Regalado earned her Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours) degree in History and Literary Studies (1995) and a Master of Arts degree in History from McMaster University (1997). In 2002, she completed her Master of Information Studies degree from the University of Toronto. Before moving to Thunder Bay, Regalado worked at the University of Toronto as a Special Projects Coordinator for Iter, an online medieval & Renaissance bibliographic database. In her first year living in Thunder Bay, and prior to working at SJCG, Regalado was a sessional lecturer in the History Department and in the Women’s Studies Department at Lakehead University.
Regalado actively pursues opportunities to contribute to the health sciences librarian profession. She is a Distinguished Member of the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) and currently serves as a member of the Journal of the Medical Libraries Association Editorial Board. Regalado served a five-year term as an ex-officio board member with CHLA/ABSC (Canada) while on the editorial team for the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association (2007-2012). She was awarded CHLA/ABSC (Canada)'s Canadian Hospital Librarian of the Year Award in June 2012. (See CHLA/ABSC 2012 announcement).With the Ontario Health Libraries Association (OHLA), she served as webmaster from 2005-2011 and as Association President (2012-2013). Regalado earned OHLA’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2009.