Erica Nekolaichuk

Faculty Liaison & Instruction Librarian (on leave till May 2024)

Gerstein Science Information Centre
9 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON

Erica Nekolaichuk, MA, MLIS, is the rehabilitation and kinesiology librarian with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. Prior to arriving at Gerstein, Erica worked in continuing medical education and as a solo hospital librarian at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. Through her experience in hospital and academic health science libraries, she has been involved in a number of systematic and scoping reviews and has provided expert searching and systematic review training for clinicians, students, and faculty.

Published works

Unger, J., Singh, H., Mansfield, A., Hitzig, S. L., Lenton, E., & Musselman, K. E. (2018). The experiences of physical rehabilitation in individuals with spinal cord injuries: a qualitative thematic synthesis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-18.

Parry, M., Bjørnnes, A. K., Victor, J. C., Ayala, A. P., Lenton, E., Clarke, H., ... & Price, J. (2017). Self-Management Interventions for Women with Cardiac Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. E-Pub Ahead of Print.

Silverberg, S. L., Zannella, V. E., Countryman, D., Ayala, A. P., Lenton, E., Friesen, F., & Law, M. (2017). A review of antimicrobial stewardship training in medical education. International Journal of Medical Education, 8, 353–374.

Nalder, E. J., Putnam, M., Salvador-Carulla, L., Spindel, A., Batliwalla, Z., & Lenton, E. (2017). Bridging knowledge, policies and practices across the ageing and disability fields: a protocol for a scoping review to inform the development of a taxonomy. BMJ open, 7(10), e016741.

E Lenton, C Dineen. (2016). Set it and Forget It (Almost): How we make DIY 3D Printing work in our Library. Public Services Quarterly 12(2).

Selected Conference Presentations


Ayala P, Lenton E. (2017, September). More than Expert Searchers! How librarians are positioned to improve quality and reduce waste through knowledge-synthesis service standards. Poster session presented at the Global Evidence Summit, Cape Town, South Africa.

Ayala AP, Lenton E. (2015, October). More than expert searchers? A case study for librarians exploring roles beyond databases. Short oral session presentation at the Cochrane Colloquium, Vienna, Austria.


A Ayala, H Cunningham, S Kirtly, E Lenton. (2017, May). Librarians! Let’s leverage our role to raise the quality of biomedical research. Lightning talk presentation at the joint Canadian Health Libraries Association & Medical Libraries Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.



Graduate Professional Skills Program (2017-present)

3-Part Graduate Professional Skills Series: Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature