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Liaison Librarian to the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Trish Chatterley

University of Alberta Libraries

John W. Scott Health Sciences Library
2K3.11 Walter C. Mackenzie Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2R7
Tel: 780-492-7933

  • Public Services Librarian, John W. Scott Health Sciences Library

Subject areas and related deposits

  • Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada

    • Reporting your Chapter History: the Process

      CHLA/ABSC recognizes the value of its many Chapters, and their contributions toward building the capacity of the Association, its members, and Canadian health librarianship. Local Chapters are encouraged and supported in their efforts to document the history of their development and activities. The following guidelines will assist Chapters in documenting their history.

  • Database of Online Health Statistics

  • Ebooks

    • Comparative Analysis of eBook Platforms

      Health sciences libraries are faced with ever-tightening budgets due to high inflationary costs and the introduction of new resources. They inevitably will be challenged by difficult decisions regarding the cancellation or continuation of subscription to increasingly expensive products. The purpose of this project was to compile data about selected eBook platforms of interest to health libraries to facilitate comparison and analysis, and to inform future collections decisions.

  • Information professionals

  • Libraries

    • Evaluation of Current Collection Practices Via Patron-Driven Acquisition: a Case Study

      The University of Alberta Libraries undertook a creative patron-driven acquisition project in order to more fully meet user needs as well as to evaluate current collection development procedures. The project was unique in that it involved on-demand purchase of both print and electronic titles, and the title selection pool included books previously passed over for purchase by subject selectors. Brief details of the project will be shared, and reflections to inform future PDA projects given.

  • Mobile learning, U of A Pharmacy students

    • Exploration of Pharmacy Student Use of Mobile Technologies

      All undergraduate Pharmacy students at the University of Alberta participated in a survey study that investigated students’ ownership and use of mobile technologies, as well as students’ willingness to use personal mobile devices during interactive classroom activities. This poster presents a snapshot of the results.

  • Mobile technology

  • Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA)

    • Harnessing history: Highlighting CHLA / ABSC capacity building through the Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA), 1985-2007

      Objective - The purpose of the Northern Alberta Health Libraries Association (NAHLA) History Project was to capture, collect, and document the history of NAHLA, record and share the process with other Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliotheques de la sante du Canada (CHLA / ABSC) chapters, and systematically organize NAHLA documents for delivery to the Provincial Archive of Alberta. Methods - The methodology employed for this project is described in detail in the CHLA / ABSC Fact Sheet "Reporting Your Chapter History: The Process", available at the CHLA/ABSC Web site ( Results - During the course of the project, the History Group uncovered the very active and successful 23-year history of NAHLA. The History Group captured the story of the chapter's origins, identified political actions and educational offerings, and learned of members' perspectives about what NAHLA meant to them personally and professionally. Reviewing the Association chronology revealed changes in the focus of NAHLA over the years; those trends are also discussed. Discussion - The process of compiling and documenting a local association history can be a rewarding and enlightening experience. It leads to the long term preservation of knowledge of the association's origins and development. The authors hope the present article will inspire other chapters to initiate similar projects to preserve their own local histories.

  • Polyunsaturated fatty-acids

    • Effect of fish oil on arrhythmias and mortality: systematic review

      Abstract: Objective To synthesise the literature on the effects of fish oil - docosahexaenoic acid ( DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid ( EPA) - on mortality and arrhythmias and to explore dose response and formulation effects. Design Systematic review and meta- analysis. Data sources Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library, PubMed, CINAHL, IPA, Web of Science, Scopus, Pascal, Allied and Complementary Medicine, Academic OneFile, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Evidence- Based Complementary Medicine, and LILACS. Studies reviewed Randomised controlled trials of fish oil as dietary supplements in humans. Data extraction The primary outcomes of interest were the arrhythmic end points of appropriate implantable cardiac defibrillator intervention and sudden cardiac death. The secondary outcomes were all cause mortality and death from cardiac causes. Subgroup analyses included the effect of formulations of EPA and DHA on death from cardiac causes and effects of fish oil in patients with coronary artery disease or myocardial infarction. Data synthesis 12 studies totalling 32 779 patientsmet the inclusion criteria. A neutral effect was reported in three studies ( n= 1148) for appropriate implantable cardiac defibrillator intervention ( odds ratio 0.90, 95% confidence interval 0.55 to 1.46) and in six studies ( n= 31 111) for sudden cardiac death ( 0.81, 0.52 to 1.25). 11 studies ( n= 32 439 and n= 32 519) provided data on the effects of fish oil on all cause mortality ( 0.92, 0.82 to 1.03) and a reduction in deaths from cardiac causes ( 0.80, 0.69 to 0.92). The dose- response relation for DHA and EPA on reduction indeaths from cardiac causes was not significant. Conclusions Fish oil supplementation was associated with a significant reduction in deaths from cardiac causes but had no effect on arrhythmias or all cause mortality. Evidence to recommend an optimal formulation of EPA or DHA to reduce these outcomes is insufficient. Fish oils are a heterogeneous product, and the optimal formulations for DHA and EPA remain unclear.

  • Preceptors

    • Information Needs Assessment of Pharmacy Preceptors

      An electronic survey was distributed to all pharmacists serving as preceptors for the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in the Winter and Fall 2010 terms. The survey questions addressed use of and access to information resources, barriers to accessing electronic resources, student/preceptor learning interactions, and the anticipated effects of having additional access to resources.