LSP Team 2016

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 2016

  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. 


Mary McDiarmid

 

Mary McDiarmid

Mary McDiarmid is the librarian at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby. Mary’s career has been focused in health sciences libraries. Mary serves as a volunteer on the Ontario Health Libraries Association Executive as the continuing education coordinator. Mary is an early adopter and is always eager to try new technologies and new ways of working.


Bailey Urso

 

Bailey Urso

Bailey Urso holds a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from Western University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Bailey volunteers on the executive of the Ontario Health Libraries Association, and has donated her personal time to be able to participate in the TAAAC project. Outside the library world, Bailey is a yoga instructor and a knitting/sewing/crafting enthusiast.

Team Support for 2016 – 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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