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Lewis named ALIA fellow

The Australia Library and Information Association (ALIA) has presented an ALIA fellowship to Suzanne Lewis for her work in the field of health librarianship, as well as her position as ‘a strategic thinker, advocate, mentor, project leader, researcher, author, speaker and academic’.

ALIA describes Lewis as ‘one of the key drivers behind the Australian Evidence Based Practice (EBP) movement’. Alongside international colleagues, Lewis helped develop the Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians’ Institute, including its four-day residential program.

Lewis has been a member of ALIA’s Health Libraries Advisory Committee and its Health Libraries Australia (HLA) group, of which she was convenor between 2010-2013. She helped design and teach the Health Librarianship Essentials Course through Queensland University of Technology, and was also responsible for HLA’s professional development program for several years. Alongside Narelle Hampe, Lewis was the winner of the HLA/Medical Director Digital Health Innovation Award in 2013.

Lewis will be formally presented with her fellowship at the HLA professional development day in Sydney on 19 July.

To learn more about Lewis’ career, see the ALIA website.



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