Lara Killian

Information Manager in Nova Scotia, Canada

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I'm an info manager at the Nova Scotia Health Authority with a focus on patient education and engagement. Previously I managed research & communications at the Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre (NSCRC). I have an extensive background in project management, research synthesis, engaging with online communities, & writing. I've coordinated research for & co-authored two Cochrane Collaboration systematic reviews/protocols.


I produce and co-host 15secTech, a video microseries about tech, digital marketing, reviews & more with weekday episodes on Instagram and weekly wrap-ups on YouTube. 15secTech is the evolution of, a video podcast from about trends in tech, gadgets, & social media.

I've been writing and editing for since 2006, & was Editorial Co-Chair of the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management (DJIM) during my MLIS graduate studies at Dalhousie University. I was Communications Director for Nocturne: Art at Night (2012-2014) & supported TEDxHalifax (2010 & 2011 events) as a communications specialist. I also serve on the Executive Committee of the Halifax Library Association (HLA: 2014-2016; 2011-2013).


When I'm not podcasting or checking my Twitter feed, you can find me knitting or on Ravelry, the social network for fiber enthusiasts. Avatar by Joel Duggan at