New Long-Term Care Outreach Librarian

lydiaThere is a new friendly face at the Deer Lodge Centre and at the Riverview Health Centre! Lydia Thorne will be on site at the Crane Library on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and at Riverview on Tuesday and Thursday (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) weekly to provide in-person information services.

In her role as the Long Term Care Outreach Librarian, Lydia offers research help, literature searches, and library orientation sessions to staff at Deer Lodge, Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Long Term Care (LTC) Program and the Personal Care Homes of Manitoba.

Lydia is new to Winnipeg, having recently received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. As part of her studies, she completed a co-op at the James A. Gibson Library, Brock University, in St. Catharines, ON, where she provided reference services and instruction to Faculty of Applied Health Sciences students and faculty. She is a member of the Canadian Health Libraries Association and is an avid fitness guru and wannabe cook.

You can contact her by phone at 204-831-2943 (Deer Lodge) or at 204-478-6873 (Riverview) or by email at

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