Lorie Kloda, MLIS, PhD

Associate University Librarian, Planning & Community Relations, Libraries

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Library assessment
  • Information needs of health professionals
  • Expert searching for systematic reviews


Doctor of Philosophy, Information Studies, McGill University, 2012

Master of Library and Information Studies, McGill University, 2001

Bachelor of Arts, McGill University, 1998 (Psychology, Women's Studies)

Selected Publications

Kloda, L. A., Boruff, J. T., & Cavalcante, A. (2020). A comparison of patient, intervention, comparison, outcome (PICO) to a new, alternative clinical question framework for search skills, search results, and self-efficacy: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 108(2), 185-194. doi: 10.5195/jmla.2020.739

Fitzgibbons, M., Kloda, L. A., & Miller-Nesbitt, A. (2017). Exploring the value of academic librarians’ participation in journal clubs. College& Research Libraries, 78(6), 774-788. doi: 10.5860/crl.78.6.774

Somerville, M. M., & Kloda, L. A. (2016). Academic libraries (Chapter 9). In Brettle, A. & Koufogiannakis, D. (eds.). Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice. London: Facet. 

Kloda, L. A., Koufogiannakis, D., & Brettle, A. (2014). Assessing the impact of evidence summaries in library and information practice. Library and Information Research, 38(119), 29-46, S5-S9. URL: http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/644

Kloda, L. A., & Bartlett, J. C. (2014). A characterization of clinical questions asked by rehabilitation therapists. Journal of the Medical Library Association,102(2), 69-77. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.102.2.002

Thombs, B. D., Ziegelstein, R. C., Roseman, M., Kloda, L. A., & Ioannidis, M. D. (2014). There are no randomized controlled trials that support the United States Preventive Services Task Force guideline on screening for depression in primary care: A systematic review. BMC Medicine, 12(13). doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-12-13

Kloda, L. A., & Bartlett, J. C. (2013). Formulating answerable questions: Question negotiation in evidence-based practice. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 34(2), 55-60. doi: 10.5596/c13-01d

Steingart, K. R., Sohn, H., Schiller, I., Kloda, L. A., Boehme, C. C., Pai, M., & Dendukuri, N. (2013). Xpert MTB/RIF assay for pulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD009593. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009593.pub2

Yeung, J. P., Kloda, L. A., McDevitt, J. R., Ben-Shoshan, M., & Alizadehfar R. (2012). Oral immunotherapy for milk allergy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009542. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009542.pub2

Bartlett, J. C., Ishimura, Y., & Kloda, L. A. (2012). Scientists’ preferences for bioinformatics tools: The task-based selection of information retrieval systems. Proceedings of the 4th Information Interaction in Context Symposium (IIiX 2012), Nijmegen, The Netherlands, pp. 224-233. doi: 10.1145/2362724.2362761

Kloda, L. A., Koufogiannakis, D., & Mallan, K. (2011) Transferring evidence into practice: What evidence summaries of LIS research tell practitioners. Information Research, 16(1). URL: http://informationr.net/ir/16-1/paper465.html
Awarded the Robert H. Blackburn Distinguished Paper Award (2012) by the Canadian Library Association.

Kloda, L. A. (2011). The librarian as information provider and educator: Case study: Liaison librarian. In Brettle, A. & Urquhart, C. (eds.). Changing Roles and Contexts for Health Library and Information Professionals, pp. 100-102London: Facet.

Kloda, L. A. (2011). Searching the literature to create a literature review. In Harvey, B. J., Lang, E. S., & Frank, J. R. (eds.). The Research Guide: A Primer for Residents, Other Health Care Trainees and Practitioners, pp. 41-49Ottawa: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Bartlett, J. C., Ishimura, Y., & Kloda, L. A. (2011). Why choose this one? Factors in scientists’ selection of bioinformatics resources. Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), University of Murcia, Spain, September 29-October 2, 2010. In Information Research, 16(1), paper463. URL: http://informationr.net/ir/16-1/paper463.html

Kloda, L. A. & Bartlett, J. C. (2009). Clinical information behavior of rehabilitation therapists: A review of the research. Journal of the Medical Library Association97(3), 194-202. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.97.3.008

Selected Grants

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. 2019-2021. (Kloda, L. A.) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Aid to Scholarly Journals. $102.450.

"Research for librarianship: A study of Canadian iSchool faculty output." 2018. (Kloda, L., Koufogiannakis, D., & Wilson, V.) Concordia Library Research Grant. $3288.

“Effectiveness of teaching students in occupational and physical therapy PICO vs. an alternative framework for clinical question formulation: A randomized controlled trial.” 2015. (Kloda, L. A. & Boruff, J.) Medical Library Association Lindberg Research Fellowship. $10,000 USD.

“The impact of research summaries on LIS practitioners.” 2010-2011. (Kloda, L., Koufogiannakis, D., & Brettle, A.). Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Research in Librarianship Grant. $2000.



Selected workshops

Research Training Institute, co-lead instructor. Medical Library Association. Chicago, IL, July 9-14, 2018 & July 15-19, 2019, July 13-18, 2020. 48 MLA credits.

Kloda, L. AResearch by design: Designing, planning, and running a research project for the practicing librarianJoint Meeting of MLA Midwestern and Midcontinental Chapters, Des Moines, IA, October 21, 2016. 4 MLA credits. 4 hours.

Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Librarians’ Research Institute, Peer Mentor. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, June 15-18, 2015.

Kloda, L. A., Evidence-based librarianship: Using evidence in health sciences libraries. Ohio State University Library, Columbus, OH, October 1, 2014. 6 MLA credits, 6 hours.

Schardt, C., and others. Evidence-based clinical practice institute. Denver, CO, July 24-27, 2014. 20 MLA Credits, 3 day workshop. 


Graduate teaching

Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Studies, 3 credit course, University of Ottawa School of Information Studies, 2021

Introduction to Evidence Based Practice, 1 credit course, San Jose State University School of Information, 2018

Online Information Retrieval, 3 credit course, McGill University School of Information Studies, 2003-2005

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