Paola Durando

Health Sciences Librarian
Information Literacy
Evidence-Informed Practice
Libraries in Developing Countries
M.L.S., University of British Columbia (1985)
B.A., University of British Columbia (1983)
  • Canadian Member-at-Large, Upstate New York & Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association, 2014-17.
  • Social Committee, Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education 2014 Conference)
  • Webmaster and Newsletter Editor, Friends of Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • Executive Member, Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) (2010-12)
  • Co-Chair, UNYOC/OVHLA 2012 Joint Conference
  • Poster Chair, Program Committee Member, Volunteer Coordinator, CHLA/ABSC 2010 Conference
Durando, P. (2015, January). Canadian and Bangladeshi Sister Libraries. Lightning Round
presented at the meeting of the Ontario Library Association, Toronto.
 
Durando, P. (2014, October). Capacity-building in a Bangladeshi allied health library. Paper
presented at the meeting of the Upstate New York & Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library
Association, Saratoga Springs, NY.
 
Durando, P. (2010, October). The librarian is in: consultations for formative assessment of
students’ search strategies. Paper presented at the meeting of the Upstate New York &
Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Syracuse, NY.
 
Maranda, S., Durando, P., Scott, L., & Thomas, M. (2008, August). In defense of librarianmediated
searching: a skill that supports evidence-based research and practice. Paper
presented at the World Library & Information Congress: 75th International Federation of
Library Associations & Institutions General Conference and Assembly, Quebec City.
http://hdl.handle.net/1974/1235
 
Arellano, R., & Durando, P. (2007, October). Do heparin-bonded circuits reduce blood
transfusion? How to identify and appraise the available evidence. Paper presented at the
meeting of the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion, Quebec City.
 
Durando, P. & Oakley, P. (2004, May). Developing information literacy skills in nursing and
rehabilitation therapy students. Paper presented at the meeting of the Canadian Health
Libraries Association, St. John’s, NL.
 
Durando, P. (1988, May). A circulating shareware collection for public libraries. Paper
presented at the meeting of the British Columbia Library Association, Vancouver.
McLean, L. & Durando, P. (accepted). Pelvic health rehabilitation: open access to the evidence.
Canadian Physiotherapy Association Women’s Health Division Current Directions Newsletter.
Lou, J. & Durando, P. (2013). Asking clinical questions and searching for the evidence. In M.
Law & J. MacDermid (Eds.), Evidence-based rehabilitation: a guide to practice (3rd ed., pp.
105-128). Thorofare, NJ: Slack.
 
Medves, J., Godfrey, C., Turner, C., Paterson, M., Harrison, M., MacKenzie, L., & Durando, P.
(2010). Systematic review of practice guideline dissemination and implementation strategies
for healthcare teams and team-based practice. International Journal of Evidence-Based
Healthcare, 8(2), 79-89. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-1609.2010.00166.x
 
Medves, J. M., Godfrey, C., Turner, C., Paterson, M., Harrison, M., MacKenzie, L., & Durando, P.
(2009). Practice guideline dissemination and implementation strategies for healthcare teams
and team-based practice: a systematic review. Joanna Briggs Institute, Protocol #197. JBI
Library of Systematic Reviews 7(12), 450-491. doi: 10.11124/jbisrir-2009-193
 
Lou, J. & Durando, P. (2008). Asking clinical questions and searching for the evidence. In M. Law
& J. MacDermid (Eds.), Evidence-based rehabilitation: a guide to practice (2nd ed., pp. 95-
117). Thorofare, NJ: Slack.
 
McCormack, N. & Durando, P. (2007). Blogs: vanity presses or archives of human thought?
Toronto Association of Law Libraries Newsletter, 26(4), 1, 4-8.
 
Durando, P. (2006). Using PDAs in libraries. [Review of the book Using PDAs in libraries: a howto-
do-it manual], by C. Cuddy. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 27(2), 45.
doi: 10.5596/c06-020
 
Durando, P. & Oakley, P. (2005) Developing information literacy skills in nursing and
rehabilitation therapy students. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 26(1),
7-11. doi: 10.5596/c05-007
 
Durando, P. & Walls, L. (2004). Queen’s Library launches a new look on the web. Queen’s
Gazette, Feb. 23 2004, 7.

Posters

Berish, F., Durando, P., Halliday, S., & Ross-White, A. (2016, May). Snowed under: geospatial
data literacy for health students. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Medical
Library Association/Canadian Health Libraries Association/International Clinical Librarians,
Toronto. http://hdl.handle.net/1974/14373
 
Durando, P., Maranda, S., Mosammat, M. (2015, May). Capacity-building in a Bangladeshi
allied health library. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Canadian Health
Libraries Association Annual Conference, Vancouver. http://hdl.handle.net/1974/15177
 
Swab, M., Durando, P., Gervais, L., Halliday, S., MacDonald-Pratt, E., Maranda, S., Ross-White,
A., Smithers, A., & Szwec, J. (2011, October). Stress relief week at Bracken Library. Poster
session presented at the meeting of the Upstate New York & Ontario Chapter of the Medical
Library Association, Cornwall, ON.
 
Durando, P., Halliday, S., Maranda, S., Ross-White, A., Scott, L., Smithers, A., Thomas, M.,
Wickett, S. (2008, June). The Librarian is in: a consultation model for information literacy
formative assessment. Poster session presented at the 2nd Annual Celebration of Teaching,
Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
 
Durando, P., Griffith, G., Halliday, S., Maranda, S., Ross-White, A., Smithers, A., Thomas, M., &
Wickett, S. (2007, May). Librarian and faculty partnerships: teaching, technology and
triumphs. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Canadian Health Libraries
Association, Ottawa. http://hdl.handle.net/1974/423
 
Durando, P., Halliday, S., Maranda, S., Ross-White, A., Smithers, A., Thomas, M., Waytuck, B. &
Wickett, S. (2006, May). Extreme library makeover: CHEER at Bracken Health Sciences
Library, Queen’s University. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Canadian Health
Libraries Association, Vancouver.
 
Durando, P., Halliday, S., Maranda, S., Oakley, P., & Smithers, A. (2002, May). Virtual library
service for the Quinte Healthcare Corporation. Poster session presented at the meeting of
the Canadian Health Libraries Association, Waterloo, ON.

Contact

Bracken Health Sciences Library, Botterell Hall
Room 134
(613) 533-6000 x74733