Skip to Main Content
The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Ojibwe-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the National Homeland of the Red River M├ętis. More

Hal Loewen (Librarian): Home

Hal Loewen MLIS

Profile Photo
Hal Loewen
(204) 599-9648 (voice)

Room 237, NJM Library

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library
University of Manitoba
Rm 226 - 727 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P5

Biographical Summary

Hal is the Liaison Librarian for the College of Rehabilitation Sciences and an Assistant Librarian with the University of Manitoba.  He graduated from the McGill University where he received a Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences in 1995.  He has held a position at the University of Manitoba Libraries from 2004 – present.

In his roles with the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library, he is responsible for providing reference services and training for faculty, staff and students at the University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus and more specifically the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Collection responsibilities

College of Rehabilitation Sciences

  • select new titles for the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and Master of Science (Rehabilitation) programs for the NJMHS Library
  • select Assessment Tools for the collection that are used by occupational and physical therapists
  • weeding of older and irrelevant titles from the collection

Gifts / Donations

  • Reviewing gifts of library materials to determine if should be included in library collections

Current Research Activities

Information Literacy Skills Retention and Use by Healthcare Professionals

Principle Investigator - Hal Loewen

Co-Investigator - Janet Rothney

Project Time Frame - Oct 2014 - present

Project Summary - The purpose of this research is to test the acquisition and retention of information literacy skills acquired by dental hygiene and rehabilitation science students over the duration of  their academic programmes, and again once they have entered professional practice.



Currently working on mapping all of my information literacy sessions to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The mappings can be found at the top of this page, see this page for the overviews and goals of the project.