Jane Orbell-Smith AFALIA, AALIA (DCP) Health Librarian
Jane has had a varied professional career, initially training as a special libraries, library technician and then qualifying as a special libraries librarian before finding her niche as a Health Librarian. Jane has held library manager positions with Mackay Health Service District and Metro North Hospital and Health Service and is currently sole professional Health Librarian for Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospital Libraries. She is also a Justice of the Peace (Qld) qualified.
Jane has a focus on continuing professional development, provision of services to remote clientele, consumer health information and information literacy plus inter-disciplinary collaboration. She currently sits on the National Health Libraries Australia Executive, is a reviewer for VALA Conference, and is also the HLA Communications & Publications Lead.
Jane holds a Graduate Diploma in E-Health with the University of Tasmania.