Terri Ottosen








Terri Ottosen, M.L.I.S., AHIP

Position: Consumer Health Coordinator

Contact: tottosen@hshsl.umaryland.edu
Phone: 410-706-2855 or 1-800-338-7657 (choice #1 on menu)


Terri is responsible for public and health sciences libraries that serve the public and/or provide consumer health services. She shares responsibility with the Community Outreach Coordinator in terms of state library association membership. Terriā€™s memberships cover DC, MD, MS, VA, WV and TN. She teaches 10 classes in person and 8 online including: ABCs of DNA, Beyond an Apple a Day, the Canny Consumer, Combatting Information Fatigue, From Snake Oil to Penicillin, Health & Wellness @ the Library, Prescription for Success, Promoting Health Literacy, PubMed for the Rest of Us, and Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts?

Professional Interests:

Terri Ottosen has served as the consumer health outreach coordinator for the Southeastern Atlantic region since February 2005. She has worked in public, academic and medical libraries for over 17 years enjoying every aspect of library work from shelving to management. Terri began her professional career as a reference librarian in south central Los Angeles and continued in an academic medical center as the bibliographic instruction coordinator and reference librarian at the University of Southern California. Prior to her current position, Terri held a position as manager of a hospital library in Virginia, bringing a variety of knowledge and understanding of the field that assists her in this role. Terri has experience teaching, developing classes, budgeting, and consultation. She has served on many professional committees and is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.


M.L.I.S. San Jose State University; Distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP); Certificate in Patient Advocacy, University of Miami (2013)

Just for Fun:

A fun fact about Terri: She has an avid interest in genetics and was born with heterochromia - one blue eye and one green eye.