Volunteers

Francesca Allegri, Assistant Director for Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillm
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.

Molly Barnett, MLS, AHIP, Associate Director for Technical Services, Carpemnter 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.

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.

Jamie Conklin, MLIS, Nursing Liaison Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jamie received her MLIS from Florida State University and has worked for public, academic, and medical libraries throughout her career. In her current position at UNC, she provides expert searching services, participates in interprofessional initiatives, and provides instruction and research assistance to faculty and students within the School of Nursing.

Megan Fratta, MLS, Community Outreach and Global Health Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Megan received her MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before beginning her current position she was a Contract Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at UNC-Chapel Hill and served as an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine from 2016-17. As Community Outreach and Global Health Librarian, Megan presents patient literacy concepts to health professionals and students, leads workshops on evaluating health information on the web, and builds relationships with global health researchers to support evidence-based practice.

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, NC Health Info and Communications Manager, 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.

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.

Rebecca McCall, MSLS, Clinical Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rebecca received her MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill. She was the Nursing and Health Sciences Library Director at Southwest Baptist University before joining the Health Sciences Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. As a Clinical Librarian, Rebecca provides instruction, research assistance, systematic searches, and clinical support for students and faculty in the School of Medicine and residents, fellows, faculty, and clinicians in the UNC Healthcare System. She is also a liaison to the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice.

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.

Elizabeth Moreton, MLS, Clinical Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Beth is the library liaison to a variety of departments at UNC Hospitals. Beth previously served as the librarian for the School of Nursing at UNC before transitioning into Clinical Librarianship.  In her clinical role, Beth provides instruction, research assistance, systematic searches, and clinical tools for nurses, residents, faculty, and clinicians at UNC Hospitals. Beth is passionate about helping health professionals help their patients. Beth received her MLS from Indiana University Bloomington and worked in a hospital library and an academic library in the Midwest before moving to North Carolina.

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 this site, 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.

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.

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, MPHCHES, 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.