LSP Team 2015

Team Leaders

Sandra TAAAC photo  Sandra Kendall

To Contact Sandra email:sandra.kendall@sinaihealthsystem.ca

 Ms. Kendall is currently Director of the Health Sciences Library at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. She received her masters degree in Library Science from the University of Toronto. Since then she has worked in corporate, public and not-for-profit libraries and has extensive business experience. She has presented at major library conferences including Internet Librarian and the Medical Libraries Association, and has published in major Canadian journals.


 Ashenafi

Ashenafi Biratu

Chief Medical Librarian, Central Medical Library, Tikur Anbessa (Black Lion) Hospital, Addis Ababa.

  Team Trainers for 2015

  Carla Hagstrom

Carla is a librarian at the Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto. She has experience in reference work and health informatics, providing sessions for  students and faculty on how to use various databases such as Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Knowledge, etc., as well as one-on-one consultations for researchers.   She has taught informatics for several different disciplines, including social work, physical education, medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language pathology.  Carla specializes in literature searching for systematic reviews and the use of bibliographic management tools such as RefWorks and Wizfolio.

  Onya 

 

 

  Sandra Kendall: See bio under Team Leaders.

Onya is an important part of Sandra’s animal family at home.  When visiting Ethiopia Sandra includes a visit to the donkey sanctuary near Addis Ababa. 

 

 Team Support for 2015 – Canada

  Carmen Garcia

Carmen is a Library Technician in the Health Sciences Library at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. She holds a BA in Education from the National Teachers’ College in Manila, Philipines. Carmen provides administrative support to the TAAAC Library Program and ensures that all books donated to TAAAC for the Black Lion Hospital are entered into the University of  Toronto catalogue.


Roger 

 

 

 Roger Pielechaty

Roger is a Library Technician in the Health Sciences Library at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. He has assisted with shipments of books and other material to the Black Lion Hospital since 2008 when Sandra first travelled to Addis Ababa. He holds an LIT diploma from Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario.

  Vicky Lynham

Vicky is an information specialist in the Health Sciences Library at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. She has fourteen years medical library experience providing document delivery, database instruction and literature searches to staff and students. She provides administrative support to the TAAAC Library Science Program and maintains the Ptolemy Library Resources web site. She is a graduate of the Sheridan College LIT program.

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