I’m Mary-Doug Wright, a consultant / information specialist – a research librarian for hire – working primarily in the area of health policy and delivery of health services. I work with academics, government agencies, nonprofits and other consultancies. I’ve been principal of Apex Information since 1991, when I graduated with an Master of Library Science from the University of British Columbia. More information about my work-life can be found at http://www.apexinformation.com.
I belong to a number of professional groups, which keeps me in touch with colleagues across Canada and around the world: the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research, the Canadian Health Libraries Association, the Health Libraries Association of British Columbia, and the Association of Independent Information Professionals, and SLA (Special Libraries Association).
Off the job, I spend time training my boxer, Freckle, going to group classes twice a week – and wiping a heap of dog slobber off my clothes. When I can fit it in, I do artwork (drawing and painting) and photography. I also spend far too much time on the computer!
I live in beautiful and wet Vancouver, BC. Before moving to Vancouver in 1983, I lived east of the Rockies, in Alberta and Ontario, but can’t imagine living with such severe winters again. Unlike many of my Prairie friends, I don’t mind the rain at all – it keeps Vancouver gorgeously green.