Vincci Lui

Vincci Lui
Faculty Liaison & Instruction Librarian | Communications & Web Librarian

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

Vincci Lui (MISt) joined the Gerstein Science Information Centre in 2013. Her role includes supporting the faculty and students of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (Divisions of Social & Behavioural Health, Occupational & Environmental Health; Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation; Joint Centre for Bioethics) through developing and teaching instruction sessions on effective research skills, citation management, and poster presentation skills.  Her other responsibilities are coordinating the Gerstein library's communications and overseeing the Gerstein website.

Her past roles include working as a liaison librarian for agricultural economics, bioresource engineering, food science, and nutrition at McGill Library, and her current research interests include library advocacy, marketing, and outreach.

Published works

Scoping Reviews

Gladstone, B., Exenberger, S., Weimand, B., Lui, V., Haid-Stecher, N., & Geretsegger, M. (2021). The Capability Approach in Research about Children and Childhood: a Scoping Review. Child Indicators Research, 14(1), 453-475.

Murphy, K., Di Ruggiero, E., Upshur, R., Willison, D.J., Malhotra, N., Cai, J.C., Malhotra, N., Lui, V. and Gibson, J., (2020). Artificial Intelligence for Good Health: A Scoping Review of the Ethics Literature. BMC Medical Ethics. [preprint under peer review]

Grudniewicz, A., Nelson, M., Kuluski, K., Lui, V., Cunningham, H. V., X Nie, J., . . . Upshur, R. E. (2016). Treatment goal setting for complex patients: Protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open, 6(5), e011869.

Information Literacy

Vong, S and Lui, V. Cycles, Conversations, and Creation: Introducing Research Culture through Research Posters. Learning Beyond the Classroom: Engaging Students in Information Literacy Through Co-curricular Activities.  Silvia Vong and Manda Vrkljan, eds.  Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries, 2020: 43-53.

Vong, S. & Lui, V.  “Developing a Taste for Scholarly Communication: Teaching “Scholarship is a Conversation” Through Poster Sessions.” In Perfect Your Craft: Proceedings of the 43rd National Library Instruction Conference, April 30-May 2, 2015. Library Orientation Series No. 48 [forthcoming]

Library Outreach

Buchansky, H., Carliner, J., and Lui, V. Origami, Puzzles, and Coloring: “Unstudy Spots” on a Shoestring Budget. The Library Outreach Cookbook. Ryan L. Sittler and Terra J. Rogerson, eds. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries, 2020: 144-145.

Selected Conference Presentations


Cunningham, H. and Lui, V.  “Collaborating to navigate the sea of change in science and health science librarianship.”  Paper presentation, International Association of University Libraries Conference (IATUL), Halifax, NS, June 6, 2016.  Duration: 30 minutes.

Lui, V. and Cunningham, H.  “Listening & learning from our users: exploring uncharted waters in library space redesign.”  Paper presentation, International Association of University Libraries Conference (IATUL), Halifax, NS, June 7, 2016.  Duration: 30 minutes.

Vong, S. and Lui, V.  “Developing a Taste for Scholarly Communication: Teaching ‘Scholarship is a Conversation’ Through Poster Sessions.” Paper presentation, Library Orientation Exchange Conference (LOEX), Denver, CO, May 2, 2015.  Duration: 50 minutes.

Vong, S. and Lui, V.  “Situating Students in the Scholarly Conversation: Poster Sessions as a Pedagogical Tool for Teaching IL Threshold Concepts.” Paper presentation, Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC), Newcastle, UK, April 8, 2015.  Duration: 30 minutes.


Fuller, K., Li, S. and Lui, V. "Navigating, Documenting, and Contextualizing: How to Combat the COVID-19 Infodemic.” Presentation, Government Information Day. Online. Dec 15, 2020. Duration: 30 minutes.

Gray, M., Lui, V., De Castro, C. "Trapped on Mars!: Designing an out of this world escape room." Poster, Ontario Library Association (OLA) 2020 Super Conference, Toronto, ON, January 30, 2020.  Duration: 120 minutes.

Lui, V., Cunningham, H. and Ayala, P. "Choosing Your Own Library Service: Adapting Patient Decision Aids for Library Patrons." Lightning talk, Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada Annual Conference (CHLA/ABSC), St. John's, NL, June 17, 2018. Duration: 5 minutes.

Buchansky, H., Carliner, J., Gill, N., Lui, V.  “Supporting Brain Breaks: 'Unstudy' Pop-Up Spots at the Library.” Poster, Ontario Library Association (OLA) 2018 Super Conference, Toronto, ON, February 2, 2017.  Duration: 120 minutes.

Lui, V.  “Summoning the Power of Harry Potter’s World: How to Bring a Travelling Exhibition to Life in Your Library.” Poster, Ontario Library Association (OLA) 2017 Super Conference, Toronto, ON, February 3, 2017.  Duration: 120 minutes.

Lui, V.  “Better late than never:  Using clickers to engage the (not-so-new) freshman.” Poster, Ontario Library Association (OLA) 2013 Super Conference, Toronto, ON, Jan 31, 2013.  Duration:  60 minutes.

Lui, V.  “Creating a buzz at your library:  film event planning on the fly.” Poster, Canadian Library Association (CLA) 2012 National Conference and Trade Show, Ottawa, ON, June 1, 2012.  Duration:  90 minutes.

Hanz, K. and Lui, V.  “Choose Your Own Teaching Adventure:  A Resourceful Way to Balance Content Consistency with Teaching Styles in a Library Orientation Program.” Paper presentation, Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) Conference, Edmonton, AB, May 24, 2012.  Duration:  45 minutes.

Supported courses (2016-present)

Dalla Lana School of Public Health

  • CHL 5418 - Scientific Overviews
  • CHL 5801 - Health Promotion
  • CHL5804 - Theories for Health Promotion and Public Health Intervention

Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation

  • HAD 5301 - Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
  • HAD 6760 - Introduction to Health Services Research
  • HAD 7001H-F4 - How to Research, Write, Present and Defend
  • HAD 7001H-S3 - Evidence Review: Methods for Health Systems and Policy


  • PSY 319 - Developmental Psychology Lab