Susan Powelson

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Susan Powelson, Head librarian, UofC Health Sciences Library
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Susan Powelson was born in Edmonton, Alberta and now lives in Calgary, Alberta where she works as the head librarian at the University of Calgary, Health Sciences Library. Susan earned a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) in Accounting from the University of Alberta in 1981, and a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from Dalhousie University in 1984. She interned at the Kellogg Library at Dalhousie University during her MLS degree. Powelson is currently the head librarian of the University of Calgary Health Sciences Library and former Library Director at the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region from 1998-2008. Powelson is Past-President of CHLA/ABSC (Canada). In 2004, she received the Saskatchewan Healthcare Excellence Award for innovation in library services and, in 2006, the Canadian Hospital Librarian of the Year. Powelson was co-chair of the Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Partnership (SHIRP), chair of the CHLA/ABSC Taskforce of the Standards for Library and Information Services in Canadian Healthcare Facilities and a member of the National Network of Libraries for Health. Powelson is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

With Robin Featherstone, Susan will be teaching a continuing education workshop on bibliometrics and altmetrics at the 2015 CHLA/ABSC Conference in Vancouver BC.


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