April Colosimo

April Colosimo

April.Colosimo [at] mcgill.ca 514-398-4765

Macdonald-Stewart Library Building
809 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C1


Subjects

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Physics

Liaison librarian

Responsible for the provision of a range of library and information services and collections to support teaching, learning, and research in science and engineering.

Education

Active committees

  • Ad Hoc Committee on Designing a Mentoring Program (Chair, Jan 2015 - present)
  • MyResearch (Co-Chair, Dec 2013 - present)
  • Writing Recognition Project Committee (Member, Sep 2014 – present)

Areas of interest

  • Information literacy
  • Concept mapping
  • Impact measurements
  • Online learning approaches

Publications

Colosimo, A. L., Desmeules, R. E., & McKibbon, D. (In press). Whole-person mentoring for every stage of careers in librarianship. Library Leadership & Management.

Bain, C. D., Colosimo, A. L., Mawhinney, T., & Houle, L. (2016). Using WorldShare Collection Evaluation to analyze physical science and engineering monograph holdings by discipline. Collection Management, 41(3).

Carson, P., Colosimo, A. L., Lake, M., & McMillan, B. (2014). A “Partnership” for the professional development of librarian researchersPartnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 9(2).

Santschi, V., Chiolero, A., Colosimo, A. L., Platt, R., Taffe, P. Burnier, M. Burnand, B., & Paradis, G. (2014). Improving blood pressure control through pharmacist interventions: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of the American Heart Association, 3(2).

Badia, G., & Colosimo, A. L. (2013). Best practices for engaging users in a web conferencing environment. Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, Atlanta, Georgia.

Colosimo, A. L., & Kasuto, E. (2012). Library video tutorials to support large undergraduate labs: Will they watch? Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 68.

Colosimo, A. L., & Fitzgibbons, M. (2012). Teaching, designing, and organizing: Concept mapping for librarians. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 7(1).  

Colosimo, A. L., Holder, S., & Lannon, A. (2012). Walking the walk, talking the talk: A learning-centered approach to the design of a workshop on teaching for McGill librarians. Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division, 2(2): 18-35. 

Lee, C., Joseph, L., Colosimo, A., & Dasgupta, K. (2012). Mortality in diabetes compared with previous cardiovascular disease: A gender-specific meta-analysis. Diabetes and Metabolism, 38(5), 420-427. 

Santschi, V., Chiolero, A., Burnand, B., Colosimo, A. L., & Paradis, G. (2012). Pharmacist interventions to improve cardiovascular disease risk factors in diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Diabetes Care, 35(12), 2706-2717. 

Santschi, V., Chiolero, A., Burnand, B., Colosimo, A. L., & Paradis, G. (2011). Impact of pharmacist care in the management of cardiovascular disease risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Archives of Internal Medicine, 171(16), 1441-1453.

Mann, K. K., Davison, K., Colombo, M., Colosimo, A. L., Diaz, Z., Padovani, A. M. S., . . . Miller Jr., W. H. (2006). Antimony trioxide-induced apoptosis is dependent on SEK1/JNK signaling. Toxicology Letters, 160(2), 158-170.

Mann, K. K., Padovani, A. M. S., Guo, Q., Colosimo, A. L., Lee, H. -, Kurie, J. M., & Miller Jr., W. H. (2005). Arsenic trioxide inhibits nuclear receptor function via SEK1/JNK-mediated RXRα phosphorylation. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 115(10), 2924-2933.  

Zhao, L. Y., Colosimo, A. L., Liu, Y., Wan, Y., & Liao, D. (2003). Adenovirus E1B 55-kilodalton oncoprotein binds to daxx and eliminates enhancement of p53-dependent transcription by daxx. Journal of Virology, 77(21), 11809-11821. 

Mann, K. K., Rephaeli, A., Colosimo, A. L., Diaz, Z., Nudelman, A., Levovich, I., . . . Miller Jr., W. H. (2003). A Retinoid/Butyric acid prodrug overcomes retinoic acid resistance in leukemias by induction of apoptosis. Molecular Cancer Research, 1(12), 903-912.  

Liu, Y., Colosimo, A. L., Yang, X. -., & Liao, D. (2000). Adenovirus E1B 55-kilodalton oncoprotein inhibits p53 acetylation by PCAF. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 20(15), 5540-5553.

Selected presentations and workshops

Colosimo, A. L. (2017). Open Education Resources for University Based Retirement Communities. Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, Austin, TX.

Colosimo, A. L., & Nicholson, R. (2015). #CanadaLovesScience @McGillLib: Bringing Science Literacy Week to McGill University. Poster presented at the Conference of the Library and Information Community of Quebec, Montreal, QC.

Badia, G., Colosimo, A. L., Mawhinney, T., & Zhao, J. (2014). Enhancing librarians’ roles in an undergraduate communications course: An evolutionary timeline. Poster presented at the Conference of the Library and Information Community of Quebec, Montreal, QC.

Badia, G., Colosimo, A. L., & Nicholson, R. (2012). 30 Minutes to impact: Engaging participants in a web conferencing environment. Poster presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Colosimo, A. L., & Fitzgibbons, M. (2011). Concept mapping: Meaningful learning in the classroom. Teaching with Technology Day, McGill University, Montreal, QC.

Colosimo, A. L., & Fitzgibbons, M. (2011). Concept maps for collaborating, designing, and teaching. Library Association of the National Capital Region, Ottawa, ON. 

Colosimo, A. L., & Fitzgibbons, M. (2010). Concept mapping: Fun for librarians. Workshop for Instructional Use (WILU), Hamilton, ON. 

Colosimo, A. L., Fitzgibbons, M., & Kliphuis, E. (2010). Mapping it out: Communicating complex ideas with concept maps. Educause Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Holder, S., Colosimo, A. L., & Lannon, A. (2010). Collaborating outside the box: Partnering beyond the library to design a better workshop. Conference of the Quebec Library Association, Montreal, QC.

Colosimo, A. L. Continuing Health Professional Education (2009). PDA: Programs for medicine. Thursday Evening Learning Series, McGill University, Montreal, QC. Recording: cme.mcgill.ca/php/hom.php?id=974.

Teaching

21st Century Education World of MOOCs (Fall 2016). McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL). McGill University, Montreal, QC.

Learning to learn via the world of MOOCS (Fall 2015). MCLL. McGill University, Montreal, QC.

Colosimo, A. L. (2014; 2015). Concept mapping to promote teaching and learning. Learning to Teach Day, McGill University, Montreal, QC.

GLIS 637 – Scientific & technical information (2010). School of Information Studies, Faculty of Education. McGill University, Montreal, QC. Lecturer.

GLIS 637 – Scientific & technical information (2009). School of Information Studies, Faculty of Education. McGill University, Montreal, QC. Co-lecturer.

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