McMaster University

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Announcement — Director, Health Sciences Library

Jennifer McKinnell

Jennifer McKinnell, BA, MA, MLIS

May 21, 2013

From: Susan Denburg, PhD, Associate Vice-President, Academic, Faculty of Health Sciences

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer McKinnell as director of the Health Sciences Library effective May 27, 2013

Ms. McKinnell is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (BA Honours, 1993) and York University (MA, 1996). She completed her Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario (1998). She joined McMaster’s Health Sciences Library in 2000 as an education liaison librarian. Since that time, she has had a variety of positions, most recently as head of public services and coordinator of undergraduate liaison support.

Over the years, Ms. McKinnell has made a number of major contributions to the Library and the Faculty, including the design and creation of a course to enhance the information literacy skills of students and the ongoing development of an Academic Health Sciences Library Network.  In 2005, she was part of a team of instructors that won the President’s Award for Excellence in Course and Resources Design

Ms. McKinnell has worked as a library liaison in the BHSc, undergraduate MD, and BSc Nursing programs. She has also been a member of several internal committees, including the Forward with Integrity — Student Experience Task Force, University Libraries Services Managers Committee and the Provost’s Task Force on Evaluation, Accountability and Measurement.

A well-known member of her profession, Ms. McKinnell participates in a number of professional associations and is currently a board member and continuing education director for the Canadian Health Libraries Association.  Her research interests include information literacy and library service design and evaluation.

She takes over this role from Liz Bayley who has completed a five-year term as director and will be retiring.

Please join me in welcoming Jennifer to her new position.

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