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Joan Bartlett

Professor Joan Bartlett

Associate Professor



Abridged Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto. Dissertation: Connecting Bioinformatics Analysis to Scientific Practice: An Integrated Information Behaviour and Task Analysis Approach
MLS, Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Toronto
BSc (Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology), University of Toronto

Teaching & supervision


PhD supervision

Current professional activities

  • Faculty Member - McGill Centre for Bioinformatics


Research interests

  • Information interaction
  • Information seeking and use
  • Bioinformatics and biomedical information
  • Information literacy

Selected research activities

2012-2014 McGill Internal SSHRC Grant
Value & Impact of Information Services on Patient Care Outcomes
Joan Bartlett (PI)
2009-2012 FQRSC grant
The Analysis of Clinician’s Identification & Selection of Information Resources to Support Evidence-based Practice
Joan Bartlett (PI)

Selected publications & presentations

Bartlett, J.C., Ishimura, Y. & Kloda, L.A. (2011). Why Choose This One? Factors in scientists’ selection of bioinformatics resources. Information Research, 16(1), paper 463. http://informationr.net/ir/16-1/paper463.html

Ishimura, Y., & Bartlett, J.C. (2011). Information literacy courses in LIS schools: Emerging perspectives for future education. Education for Information. 27 (2009), 197-216. doi: 10.3233/EFI-2009-0883.

Dufour, C., Bartlett, J.C., & Toms, E.G. (2011). Understanding how webcasts are used as sources of information. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 62(2), 343-362. doi: 10.1002/asi.21445

Kloda, L.A. & Bartlett, J.C. (2009). Clinical Information behavior of rehabilitation therapists: A review of the research. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 97(3), 194-202.

Pluye, P., Grad, R.M., Dawes, M. and Bartlett, J.C. (2007). Seven reasons why health professionals search Clinical Information-Retrieval Technology (CIRT): Toward an organizational model. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 13, 39-49.

Bartlett, J.C. and Toms, E.G. (2005). Developing a protocol for bioinformatics analysis: an integrated information behavior and task analysis approach. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 56(5), 469-482.

Bartlett, J.C. (2004). A Task-based and user-centered protocol for bioinformatics information search and retrieval. Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR’04 Workshop on Search and Discovery in Bioinformatics, Sheffield, UK, July 29.

Toms, E.G., Dufour, C., Bartlett, J., Freund, L. and S. Szigeti (2004). Identifying the significant contextual factors of search. Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR’04 Workshop on Information Retrieval in Context, Sheffield, UK, July 29.

Toms, E.G., Freund, L., Kopak, R., and Bartlett, J.C. (2003). The effect of task domain on search. Proceedings of the 2003 CASCON Conference, Markham, ON, October 6-9, p. 1-9.