The IWB Conference Committee is excited to announce that Andrea Reynolds will be a panelist at the discussion on Reliable and Accessible Health Information.
For over 20 years, Andrea has worked at the IWK Health Centre in the Library and A/V Services team. Since 2002, she has been the consumer health librarian in The Family Resource Library, managing daily operations, selecting quality health information materials for patients/families, and coordinating the complex process of developing staff-authored patient pamphlets to meet IWK criteria. In addition to her experience working in both hospital and public libraries, Andrea also draws on her lifelong interest and continuing education in writing / editing and health literacy issues to help her ensure that IWK patient pamphlets are accurate, reliable and written in plain language. Assisting the health centre teams who create patient materials, she is involved at every stage: from registering the pamphlets’ titles and contributors in a central database; to editing patient pamphlets for plain language/reading level; ensuring they are reviewed by appropriate content experts; coordinating their translation(s), graphic design and printing; and, finally, to posting the final versions to the IWK website. Andrea received her M.L.I.S. degree from Dalhousie University in 1997 after completing a B.A. Hons. (English) there. In her spare time she enjoys ice skating, bicycling, reading, and laughing with her two children.