Jill R. Kavanaugh, MLIS, is the Librarian at the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH). Jill holds a B.A. in Media, Information, and Technoculture, and a Master of Library and Information Science degree, both obtained from Western University in Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining CMCH, Jill worked for the Government of Canada, as well as Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare in Ontario. Jill joined CMCH in September of 2013, and uses her information specialist skills, along with her love of technology, to further the Center’s research goals and assist all members of the CMCH team.

As the Librarian, Jill works in a unique environment in which she is embedded directly within the Center, creating content for outreach efforts such as the CMCH Research blog and supporting the outreach and research activities of CMCH team members. Working concurrently on several projects, Jill engages in a variety of research support tasks, including literature searching, monitoring peer-reviewed research, and co-writing content. Most importantly, Jill is responsible for managing and maintaining the Database of Research (soon to be relaunched as Mediatrics®.) The Database of Research is a multidisciplinary database of scientific evidence to help educate researchers, clinicians, teachers, parents, and policy makers about the effects, both positive and negative, that media can have on youth. Jill has testified in front of the Cambridge City Council, co-authored several published research papers and posters, and her work has been presented at research conferences both in Canada and the United States.