Sandra McKeown

Health Sciences Librarian (Special Appt)
Literature Searching
Systematic Review Searching
Evidence-Based Medicine
PubMed/Ovid Medline
MLIS - University of Western Ontario
BSc Hons (Genetics) - University of Western Ontario

Canadian Health Libraries Association

Ottawa Valley Health Libraries Association

Medical Library Association

Conference Presentations:

McKeown, S. (2016). Developing a formalized systematic review service. Oral presentation at the QJBC: Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration Conference of the Americas (Librarian’s Day), Kingston, ON.

Wathen, C. N., & McKeown, S. (2009). Is information enough? eGovernment and the information response for women experiencing domestic violence. Paper presented at the CAIS/ACSI: Canadian Association for Information Science Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Poster Presentations:

McKeown, S., McTavish, J., Boyce, E. & Konrad, S-L. (2015). Evaluation of the perceived quality of literature searching services provided by hospital librarians. Poster presented at the 39th annual conference of CHLA/ABSC, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Konrad, S., Boyce, E., McKeown, S., & McTavish, J. (2014). Addressing survey validity for the evaluation of a literature search service. Poster presented at the 114th Annual Conference of the Medical Library Association, Chicago, Illinois.

McKeown, S., Boyce, E., McTavish, J. & Konrad, S-L. (2014). Improving the quality of librarian-mediated literature searches conducted for hospital staff. Poster presented at the 26th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Orlando, Florida.

McKeown, S., Howlett-Leslie, A., Sakellis, D. (2014). An online subject guide for social work: Professional knowledge to support clinical practice. Poster presented at the Professional Practice at Its Best Conference, London, Ontario.

McKeown, S. (2010). Roles for hospital librarians during a pandemic: Electronic information monitoring and the provision of synthesized updates to incident management personnel. Poster presentation at the 34th annual conference of CHLA/ABSC, Kingston, Ontario.

Journal Articles, Peer-Reviewed:

McKeown, S., Konrad, S. L., McTavish, J., & Boyce, E. (2017). Evaluation of hospital staff’s perceived quality of librarian-mediated literature searching services. Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA, 105(2), 120-131.

Wathen, C. N., & McKeown, S. (2010). Can the government really help? Online information for women experiencing violence. Government Information Quarterly, 27(2), 170-176.


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