Master of Library & Information Science (ALA-accredited)
University of Western Ontario  | London, ON
Sept. 2014 –  Aug. 2016 (Graduation: Oct. 2016)

Master of Arts in English Language & Literature
Queen’s University  | Kingston, ON
Sept. 2012 – July 2013

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (Honours); Psychology
Mount Allison University  | Sackville, NB
Sept. 2007 – May 2012


Health Sciences Librarian 
North Oshawa Library, University of Ontario Institute of Technology | Oshawa, ON
Jan. 2019 – present

Public Services Librarian (Sessional)
John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, University of Alberta  | Edmonton, AB
Apr. 2018 – Sept. 2018

Long-Term Care Outreach Librarian (Contract)
University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries  | Winnipeg, MB
Nov. 2016 – June 2017

Liaison Librarian (Co-op)
James A. Gibson Library, Brock University  | St. Catharines, ON
Aug. 2015 – Apr. 2016

Virtual Reference Intern, askON
Jan. 2015 – Apr. 2016

Research Assistant
Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario  | London, ON
Nov. 2015 – Jan. 2016

Student Casual Library Assistant
Western Archives, University of Western Ontario  | London, ON
Jan. 2015 – Aug. 2015

Cataloguing Project Assistant
MacIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario  | London, ON
Sept. 2014 – Jan. 2015

Sussex Regional Library, NBPLS  | Sussex, NB
June 2014 – Aug. 2014

IT Library Intern 
Sussex Regional Library, NBPLS  | Sussex, NB
Oct. 2013  – Jan. 2014

Teaching Assistant, ENGL 200: The History of Literature in English
Department of English, Queen’s University  | Kingston, ON
Sept. 2012 – Apr. 2013

Peer Tutor
Meighen Centre, Mount Allison University  | Sackville, NB
Jan. 2012 – May 2012

Presentations & Publications

Thorne, L. (February 1 2019). What the people want: Preparing new health sciences librarians for today’s job market. Presentation for the Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference 2019 (Toronto, ON)

Thorne, L. (September 26 2017). From ‘peer’ review to page views: Social networking for academics. Webinar as part of the Education Institute’s Bright Young Minds series

Thorne, L. (April 28 2017). Tell them stories: The art of crafting professional value through digital storytelling. Lightening Talk at the Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA) Spring Conference (Hamilton, ON)

Thorne, L. (August 31 2016). Health 2.0: The scholarly communication practices of medical sciences and health sciences users on Guided Research Study. Supervisor: Dr. Anabel Quan-Haase. Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario (London, ON)

Thorne, L. (June 5 2015).  The myth of librarian neutrality: Adobe Digital Editions and the digital rights ‘movement.’ Presented at the Canadian Library Association (CLA) 70th National Conference and Trade Show (Ottawa, ON)

Thorne, L. (May 31 2015). The myth of librarian neutrality: Adobe Digital Editions and the digital rights ‘movement.’ Presented at the CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice Conference (Ottawa, ON)


Western School of Graduate Studies Travel Bursary
August 2015

Student-to-CLA Award
April 2015

APLA Carin Alma E. Somers Scholarship
May 2014

Professional Development (Selected)

Introduction to Pressbooks Webinar- eCampusOntario
Nov. 28  2018

Exploring Open Educational Resources Webinar- OCULA
Oct. 25  2018

Applying Real World Evidence in EBP Presentation
(Edmonton, AB)
July 19  2018

Making Sense of Open Education Course- eCampusOntario
June 1 – June 15 2018

NEOS Miniconference 2018
(Edmonton, AB)
June 8 2018

COPPUL Scholarly Communications Regional Training Day
(Edmonton, AB)
May 18 2018

NAHLA Trends Mini-Conference
(Edmonton, AB)
May 11 2018

Research Data Management and Sharing Course- Coursera
Jan. 1 – Feb. 12 2018

eLearning in Libraries Symposium
(Toronto, ON)
November 16 2017

The Pieces of Systematic Review Workshop- NLM
Feb. 2 – Aug. 3 2017

OCULA Spring Conference 2017
(Hamilton, ON)
April 28 2017

OLA Super Conference 2016
(Toronto, ON)
Jan. 28 – Jan. 29 2016

OCULA Fall Conference
Nov. 17 2015

CLA 70th Annual Conference and Trade Show
(Ottawa, ON)
June 3 – June 5 2015

CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice
(Ottawa, ON)
May 31 – June 2 2015

OLA Super Conference 2015
(Toronto, ON)
Jan. 29 – Jan. 30 2015

APLA 2014: Step into the Spotlight Conference
(Moncton, NB)
June 4 2014

Professional Service

Knowledge Synthesis Interest Group Co-Convener, CHLA
July 2018 – present

Session Convener, NEOS Miniconference
June 8 2018

Resume Reviewer, GELA & LISAA Resume Workshop
April 19 2018

Board Member, CAPAL Communications Committee
Feb. 2017 – present

Chair, UWO CAPAL Student Chapter
May 2015 – Aug. 2015

CAPAL15 Conference Volunteer
June 1 2015

Communications Coordinator, UWO CAPAL Student Chapter
Jan. 2015 – May 2015

OLA Super Conference Volunteer 
Jan. 29 2015

Professional Memberships

Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA)
Mar. 2016 – present

Ontario Library Association (OLA)
Jan. 2015 – present

Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)
Sept. 2014 – present

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