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Francesca Allegri, Head of User Services, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fran has held education, reference and administrative positions in health sciences libraries. Currently she manages the Health Sciences Library's education and information services units, which include reference, circulation, reserves, media design, online and face-to-face instruction, and other public services. Her previous work included participation in a multi-institutional consumer health information network she helped form in Champaign, Illinois and evaluating and selecting published materials for the disabled for a literature guide.
Christine Andresen, MLS, Information Services Librarian, William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University
Christine received her MLS from NC Central University and has worked at the Laupus Health Sciences Library since 2011. She currently serves as one of the liaisons to the College of Allied Health Sciences.
Molly Barnett, MLS, AHIP, Associate Director for Technical Services, Carpenter Library, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Molly received her MLS from North Carolina Central University. She has worked at the Carpenter Library at Wake Forest University School of Medicine since 1988. When first hired, she worked in reference, and later in technical services and interlibrary loan. She specializes in electronic resource management and copyright and licensing issues.
Mary Bennett, PharmD, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Mary is a Drug Information Specialist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Erica is a recent graduate of the School of Information & Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Erica’s professional interests include health sciences librarianship and consumer health information. She also holds a MPH in Health Policy and Management from Emory University. She currently works as an intern at the Duke University Medical Center Library.
Antonia Caldwell, Research Assistant, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Antonia is a graduate student pursuing her Masters of Science in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her focus is on Health Policy and Management. She currently works as a research assistant at UNC's Health Science Library in User Services.
Sandra Chambers, MLS, Senior Associate. Librarian & Information Specialist, ICF International, Durham, NC
Sandra received her MLS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She provided library services at NIEHS and GlaxoSmithKline for several years. At ICF, Sandra develops and documents literature search strategies, participates in systematic reviews literature research, and collaborates on project work that supports federal agencies, state agencies, and private sector clients in conducting biomedical research and assessing changes in human health related to behavior.
Lindsey Chan, MSLS, Business Projects Library Science Lead, Cigna
Lindsey received her MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008 and previously worked as a Graduate Assistant at UNC's Health Sciences Library. She has worked in knowledge management at a pharmaceutical consulting firm and now works as a library science lead for business projects at Cigna. Lindsey's interests include health literacy and consumer health information with a focus on cancer.
Karen Crowell, MLIS, Clinical Information Specialist, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Karen serves as the Health Sciences Library's liaison to clinical departments in the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Health Care System. For the past ten years, she has supported patient care in the Surgery department. She attends case conferences during which surgical complications are discussed, providing information that can be used to improve patient safety and treatment outcomes. She is editor of a consumer health information guide, and she and her colleagues partner with physicians in the UNC Family Medicine Department to provide quality health information on a blog for listeners of the Your Health Radio show.
Ann Hallyburton, MSLS, MPH, AHIP, Research and Instruction Librarian / Liaison to the Health and Human Sciences, Western Carolina University
Ann’s work experience includes epidemiology research support and technical writing and editing. Her research interests include ways in which end users (consumers and practitioners) evaluate health information.
Rachel Hinrichs, MS, MSLS, Health Sciences Librarian, Schools of Public Health and Rehabilitation Science, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Rachel is a Health Sciences Librarian at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, where she is a liaison to the schools of Public Health and Rehabilitation Science. Previously she was a research assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Health Sciences Library. She also holds a MS in nutrition science from Meredith College.
Sarah Jeong, MLIS, Research & Instruction Librarian-Sciences, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University
Sarah has worked at Wake Forest University since 2003. She has an MLIS degree from UNC Greensboro and a BS degree from Duke University. Sarah has also worked in vaccination research at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She has published articles on science librarianship in Science & Technology Libraries and North Carolina Libraries.
Linda Elise Johnsen, MSLS, User Services Librarian and NC Health Info Assistant, Health Sciences Library, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Linda obtained her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She works as a User Services Librarian at the UNC Health Sciences Library by assisting students, staff, faculty and members of the public identify pertinent health information resources. She also works for NC Health Info where she assists a team of librarians and staff to maintain a large number of health resources records for the NC Health Info database.
Susan H. Keesee, MSLS, Data and Publications Analyst at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Medical Librarian, Butner Federal Medical Center
Susan earned an MSLS at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she worked with NC Health Info as a student. She has had varied experiences including cataloging for NC Health Info, tracking publications for grant renewals and faculty productivity projects, and coaching investigators on compliance with the NIH Public Access policy. Since 2013 she is the permanent, part-time medical librarian at the Butner Federal Medical Center serving clinicians employed by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
Lisa Kilburn, MLS, AHIP, Director, Information Access Center, Library Services, Southern Regional AHEC
Lisa has worked as a reference librarian in medical and public libraries since 2000. In her current position she researches medical questions for customers, trains health professionals to find information, and is a local subject specialist in health literacy. She attends hospital rounds with Family Medicine residents weekly and researches the questions that come up for discussion. She is a member of the SR-AHEC Research Review Board and assists with local quality improvement activities. Lisa received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin.
Brenda M. Linares, MLIS, Librarian & Outreach Liaison, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brenda provided consumer health information services both in English and Spanish at various health fairs in southern Florida when she worked for the University of Miami. She is currently the Liaison to the Institute on Aging and UNC Health Care. She also works and collaborates with AHEC.
Monique Mackey, MSLS, Director -- Library/Information Services, Area L AHEC.
Monique received her BS in Chemistry with a Minor in Biology from Mississippi University for Women and her MSLS from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science. She was previously employed as a Certified Surgical Technologist for 17 years. She currently serves as the Director of Library/Information Services, Continuing Education, and Quality Initiatives for Area L AHEC, where she has worked since 1998.
Allison Matthews, MLS, Reference & Education Librarian, SEAHEC Medical Library, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Allison received her MLS from North Carolina Central University and has worked at the SEAHEC Medical Library since 2005.
Kate McGraw, MLS, Assistant Department Head of User Services, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
As the liaison to the UNC School of Dentistry, Kate provides education and information services to the school's faculty, students, and staff. Kate's interest in the intersection between information skills and quality dental care began when she worked as a dental laboratory technician in a private dental practice while earning her Masters in Library Science. Kate provided consumer health information services in her previous position at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mark McKone, MLS, AHIP, Technical Services Librarian, Carpenter Library, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Mark has spent much of his career as a cataloger and manager of Carpenter Library’s local integrated library systems. His current focus is metadata for Carpenter’s digital projects.
Barbara Moran, MLn, PhD, Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Barbara is on the faculty at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is Director of the School International Programs. She teaches primarily in the area of management and academic librarianship but has other interests including library leadership, genre fiction, readers' advisory services, and international librarianship.
Brian Moran, MA, LAc, Traditional Healing Acupuncture Center, Asheville, NC
Brian received an MA from Oregon State University and a graduate level Diploma in Acupuncture from the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. He is a Licensed Acupuncturist in private practice in Asheville. He is also on the faculty of the Jung Tao School.
Elizabeth Moreton, MLS, Nursing Liaison Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Beth received her MLS from Indiana University Bloomington. She interned in a hospital library in Indianapolis and served as a Health Sciences Librarian in Illinois before joining the Health Sciences Library at UNC. As the Nursing Liaison Librarian, Beth provides instruction, research assistance, systematic searches, and clinical tools for students and faculty in the UNC School of Nursing, as well as the nurses in the UNC Healthcare System. Beth is passionate about helping nurses help their patients.
Beverly Murphy, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, Assistant Director, Communications and Web Content Management and Hospital Nursing Liaison, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
A reference librarian at heart, Beverly has been at Duke since 1983. One of her primary roles is to maintain the Library’s Website and digital presence but she also serves as the Hospital Nursing Liaison for the Duke Health System. Beverly is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, serving in many professional capacities on the local, regional, and national level.
Melissa Nasea, MSLS, AHIP, William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University
Melissa has worked at the Laupus Health Sciences Library since 1982. She has worked in reference, cataloging, serials, and collection development. She currently serves as the History Collections Librarian. Melissa received her BA in Art History and History and her MSLS from Wayne State University.
Terri Ottosen, MLIS, AHIP, Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In her position, Terri works to advance the library’s community engagement activities, and manages and develops consumer health and patient education resources and services for health professionals and students. She also provides outreach to the citizens of North Carolina through NC Health Info, working directly with public libraries and community agencies. She has served on many professional committees and is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
Mendy Ozan, MLIS, Consumer Health Librarian, Levine Cancer Institute
Mendy serves as Atkins Library's liaison to UNC-Charlotte's College of Health and Human Services. She works with the Public Health Sciences Department, Kinesiology Department, and the schools of Social Work and Nursing. Before coming to UNC-Charlotte in 2013 she was a Medical Librarian at the Cone Health/Greensboro AHEC Medical Library.
Rachael Posey, MSLS, Pharmacy Liaison Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rachael received her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked in systematic review creation at the Duke University Evidence-based Practice Center and the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center, with a focus on reviews of drug effectiveness. As the liaison to the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at UNC-Chapel Hill, she provides instruction, research assistance, systematic searches, and clinical tools for students and faculty within the School of Pharmacy and the UNC system. Her research interests include evidence-based practice, comparative effectiveness, and systematic review searching and creation.
Megan Rudolph, MSLS
Megan received her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she worked as a graduate assistant for NC Health Info. She has also worked as an Information Services Librarian at the Cumberland County Public Library.
Susan E. Swogger, MSLS, Collection Development Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Susan earned her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. She served as a Library Director in Arizona before joining the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As Collection Development Librarian, she selects and works closely with the print and online resources of the Health Sciences Library. Her research and professional interests lie in scholarly publishing, global health librarianship, altmetrics and electronic resources management, and clinical information resources.
Lauren Tomola, MLS, Knowledge Management Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Lauren received her MLS from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of Chapel Hill. She currently works at the UNC Health Sciences Library, providing knowledge management support for the NC AHEC Digital Library. Lauren also coordinates and provides assistance to the volunteer editors on NC Health Info.
Brandi Tuttle, MSLIS, Information & Education Services Librarian, Duke University Medical Center Library
Brandi received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2004. She has worked at Duke since January 2006. Previously she worked in reference and administration in a public library in Illinois and on various projects at North Carolina State University Libraries. She is responsible for providing reference, instruction and mediated searching for the staff, faculty, students, researchers and patients of the Duke Community. She is also responsible for creating online tutorials and subject guides. As a former public librarian, Brandi is painfully aware of the need for quality, filtered health information for the general public.
Jennifer Walker, MLS, Cancer Information Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jennifer received her MLS from the University of North Texas in 2010 with a specialization in Health Informatics. She currently serves as the Cancer Information Librarian providing services to faculty, students and researchers from the five health affairs schools at UNC-Chapel Hill as well as to clinicians and patients at UNC Hospitals. Prior to joining UNC, Jennifer was the liaison to the College of Nursing at East Carolina University.
Kellie Walters, MPH, CHES, Program Coordinator, NC TraCS Institute, University of North Carolina
Kellie received a Master of Public Health from the Health Behavior department of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014 and became a Certified Health Education Specialist in 2012. She currently coordinates health informatics projects at the NC TraCS Institute. Prior to this, she worked at the UNC Health Sciences Library, supporting mHealth and NC Health Info.
Sarah Towner Wright, MLS, Clinical Librarian and Graduate Medical Education Specialist, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sarah received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, with a specialization in Health Librarianship. She has held several medical librarian positions including the academic setting, government health information center, embedded Clinical Librarian in the Department of Pediatrics at UNC, and was the Manager of a Hospital Library in the DC Metro area for 7 years, where she served on the Consumer Health Committee. Currently, Sarah serves as a clinical librarian in the Health Sciences Library, specializing in services for residents at the UNC Hospitals.