Current Executive

2016/2017
President: Janice Kung
Vice-President:  Thane Chambers
Past President: Sandy Campbell
Treasurer: Laura Hamonic
Secretary: Andrea Quaiattini
Student Rep (2nd year): Pamela Ridley
Student Rep (1st year): Tabatha Plesuk


Executive Member Bios

Janice Kung (President)
Janice Kung is a Health Sciences Librarian at the John W. Scott Health Sciences Library at the University of Alberta, with liaison responsibility for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Prior to her current role, she was the Business Reference & Subject Librarian. She was the liaison to the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) at Concordia University in Montreal. Her interests include library instruction, social media, research data management, and measuring research impact. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and completed her MLIS Degree in November 2013.

Thane Chambers (Vice President/President-Elect)
Thane Chambers graduated from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta in 2007. She spent the past 10 years working a health librarian at the J.W. Scott Health Sciences Library at the University of Alberta. She been a member of NAHLA since she was a student and has been involved in many aspects of NAHLA. From 2009-2011 she was the Vice President, President, and Past President, has presented at various Leading Edge Workshops, and was on the CHLA Conference Planning Committee this past year. She is very interested in the longevity of NAHLA and ensuring that it is relevant to its members. She is looking forward to this opportunity to contribute to the NAHLA executive for a second time.

Sandy Campbell  (Past President)
Sandy Campbell is a health librarian at the John W. Scott Health Sciences Library at the University of Alberta, with liaison responsibility for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Public Health. Sandy has been a health librarian since 2008, having been a Science and Technology librarian prior to that. She has particular interests northern information and northern health and is a Council Member of the University of the Arctic, representing the Polar Libraries Colloquy. Sandy has presented and published locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects including information literacy and digital library services. Sandy’s current research activities include examining the role of librarians in systematic review searching and the Digital Library North project.

Laura Hamonic (Treasurer)
Laura Hamonic is an Academic Library Resident at the Science and Technology Library at the University of Alberta. Her current role is primarily focused on library assessment. Having just completed her MLIS at the University of Alberta last may, she previously served on the NAHLA executive as the Student Representative from 2015-2017.

Andrea Quaiattini (Secretary)
Andrea Quaiattini is a public services librarian at the University of Alberta’s JW Scott Health Sciences Library.  Her main role is to provide additional library capacity across the five health sciences faculties. From 2016-2017, Andrea was an academic library resident at U of A’s Cameron Science and Technology Library, where she worked with the liaison librarians for the faculties of Science, Engineering, and ALES.  She completed her MLIS from the University of Western Ontario in 2015, and also has an MA from the University of Ottawa. Her interests include research data management, library instruction, and how to bring the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action into the academic library environment.

Tabatha Plesuk  (Student Representative)
Tabatha Plesuk is a first year student at the University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at MacEwan University, and she currently works with AHS in a nursing role. She is interested combining her undergraduate degree with an MLIS and eventually working in a health sciences library. She is excited to learn all that she can from the NAHLA community.

Pamela Ridley  (Student Representative)
Pam Ridley is in her first year at the University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies.  While she is new to health librarianship, Pam is interested in the public library’s role in promoting and developing health and information literacy and is  excited to engage with and learn from the NAHLA community. Pam completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alberta and is currently working at Edmonton Public Library.