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NNLM SCR Introduces Our Consumer Health Coordinator: Debbie Montenegro

Monday, January 30th, 2017

debbie-montenegro

The NNLM SCR is pleased to welcome Debbie Montenegro to the RML. Debbie will serve as the Consumer Health Coordinator and liaison to the State of Texas.

Prior to this position, Debbie worked as a Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Analyst for Baylor Scott & White Health, Library Manager for a nursing school, and Chemistry teacher. Debbie also worked at a public library while obtaining her Master of Science in Information Science degree at UNT, with a Health Informatics Specialization. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from SMU. Debbie has been published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging and in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

She is excited to join the NNLM SCR. Please feel free to contact her for projects to bring health related information to your patrons.

Contact Debbie at Debbie.Montenegro@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2469

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Meet Me Monday: Brandy Klug, Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Brandy Klug, Gibson D. Lewis Library

Brandy Klug is the Web Services Librarian at Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX.  She currently manages the library’s web and social media presence and is very passionate about web development and design, usability testing, and social media strategy. Since May 1st, Brandy has also had the opportunity to provide interim web and social media support for the NN/LM South Central Region.

In addition to web services, Brandy has worked in a variety of other areas over the last 15 years including acquisitions, serials, cataloging, reference, instructional design, and electronic resources.  She received her MLS from Texas Woman’s University and her M.S.Ed. from University of Nebraska – Kearney.

Contact Brandy at brandy.klug@unthsc.edu.

 

Meet Me Monday: Katelyn Helberg, UT-Austin iSchool

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Katelyn Helberg, UT-Austin iSchool

Katelyn Helberg is a second year MSIS student at the UT-Austin iSchool.

Prior to graduate school, Katelyn worked as a Pre-K Teacher and Assistant Director before working in circulation for the Harris County Public Library system. Since beginning her Masters program, she has held a variety of student positions and internships, also gaining experience in academic libraries, digitization, MARC cataloging, and taxonomy development.

Katelyn’s coursework has largely focused on health informatics and special libraries, and she has especially enjoyed her time as a volunteer in the Family Resource Center at Dell Children’s Medical Center. She is excited for the chance to design and deliver library instruction at Dell Medical School for her capstone project next spring, but she is even more excited to be graduating in May 2017!

Contact Katelyn at khelberg@utexas.edu

 

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Meet Me Monday: Spencer Acadia, Stephen F. Austin State University

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Spencer Acadia, Stephen F. Austin State University

Spencer Acadia is an Associate Librarian at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. In addition to an MLS, he holds a PhD in sociology and a master’s degree in psychology. His research interests include medical sociology and health psychology, as well as knowledge management in academic libraries. Spencer also has an interest in Arctic studies, especially as they relate to social and behavioral topics in the health and information sciences.

Spencer is highly active in IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations. Through IFLA, he has presented papers and served as program chair at IFLA conferences in such places as Helsinki (Finland), Lyon (France), and Cape Town (South Africa). Next year, he plans to participate in IFLA at Wrocław (Poland), as well as lead a session on library, archival, and information sciences at an Arctic conference in Umeå (Sweden).

More information about Spencer, including a list of publications and conference activities, can be found on his LinkedIn profile.

 

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Meet Me Monday: Lorraine Sheldon, Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Lorraine Sheldon, Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library

Lorraine Sheldon serves as the Outreach Librarian for the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library in Fort Worth, Texas.

As Outreach Librarian, Lorraine works to connect the communities in the North Texas area with the knowledge and resources available through the National Library of Medicine. Since the 1980s Lewis Library has had a long history of reaching out to populations beyond its own campus community. In her work, Lorraine seeks to generate programming that is informative, empowering, and visually appealing. Before joining Lewis Library, she started her career working at the Bahá’í World Center International Archives in Haifa, Israel as a photo archivist. After returning to the U.S., she worked for several years as a Regional Coordinator for the South Central Training Institute, a non-profit education system designed to build capacity in individuals to improve society. During this time, she received her Masters of Science in Information Science from the University of North Texas.

Lorraine plans to continue her work serving both health professionals and non-health professionals alike in order to create vibrant and healthy communities.

Contact Lorraine at lorraine.sheldon@unthsc.edu or 817-735-5125.

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Meet Me Monday: Marilyn Goff, TWU – Houston Center Library

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Marilyn Goff, Librarian, TWU - Houston Center Library

Marilyn Goff has been the librarian for the Houston campus of Texas Woman’s University since 2000.

Marilyn manages a virtual library in the health sciences and supports about 2,000 faculty, staff, and students on the subjects of Business, Health Care Administration, Library & Information Studies, Nursing, Nutrition & Food Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Management. TWU Houston focuses primarily on advanced degrees, but does have one undergraduate program for junior and senior BSN students.

Please visit TWU Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center for more information!

 

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NN/LM SCR Introduces Our Emerging Technologies Coordinator: Brian Leaf

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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The NN/LM SCR is pleased to welcome Brian Leaf to the RML. Brian will serve as the Emerging Technologies Coordinator and also as the liaison to the States of Louisiana and New Mexico.

Prior to working for the South Central Region, Brian served as the Instructional Design Librarian at The Ohio State University (OSU) for the past five years. While there, he contributed to a variety of instructional projects, facilitated workshops for faculty/staff/students, and served as a consultant on pedagogical issues. In this role, he also worked across departments to enhance teaching and learning, which included anything from revising an instructional grant program to producing educational multimedia works for exhibits. Last but not least, he helped lead and grow the interdisciplinary OSU Digital Storytelling Program through outreach and program development.

Brian completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in Seattle and graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his time in Chapel Hill, he worked as a graduate research assistant to Dr. Joanne Marshall and had the opportunity to help with the Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care study.

In 2013, he was awarded the OSU University Libraries Teaching Excellence Annual Award for his work redesigning credit courses offered through the library. He is also an alumni of the American Library Association’s 2010 Spectrum Leadership Institute as well as the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Enhancement Program. Currently, he serves on the Executive Board of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association.

Brian is very excited to join the NN/LM SCR in enhancing public health and access to health information.

Contact Brian at Brian.Leaf@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2169

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Meet Me Monday: Mandie Mims, TWU – Dallas Center Library

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Mandie Mims, Reference Librarian, TWU - Dallas Center Library

Mandie Mims is the Occupational and Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, and Health Systems Management Librarian at Texas Woman’s University, T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center Library.

Mandie works primarily with graduate, PhD and post-professional students. She also work closely with faculty, supporting their research and publishing. Dallas Center is one of two Institute of Health Sciences Centers, with the other located in Houston.

Please visit TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center and Dallas Center Library for more information!

 

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Meet Me Monday: Alice Jaggers, UAMS Library

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Alice Jaggers, Outreach Coordinator at UAMS Library

Alice Jaggers, MSLS, is the Outreach Coordinator at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library in Little Rock, AR. Her current work includes an outreach project to rural public library staff in the Southeast region of Arkansas and an outreach project to the Marshallese population in Springdale, AR. The project for the public library staff will include a train the trainer method to help staff be better able to assist with patrons’ medical questions through National Library of Medicine resources. The project for the Marshallese population will include a train the trainer method for community health workers to assist their community in finding reliable health information.

Alice has a special interest in graphic medicine (comics, graphic novels, graphic memoirs, and manga about health related subjects) and highly encourages utilizing this medium for teaching health and health literacy. She recommends that every medical librarian read Graphic Medicine Manifesto by John Milton, Kimberly Rena Myers, M. K. Czerwiec, Michael Green, and Scott T. Smith, and Special Exits by Joyce Farmer. Also recommended is Graphic Librarian, a website created by Matthew Noe.

Contact Alice Jaggers at AJaggers@uams.edu or (501) 686-8022. Feel free to ask questions, especially about outreach projects or graphic medicine!

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Meet Me Monday: Cathy Miller, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Photo credit: Dave Gresham

Cathy Miller, Digital Archivist-UTSW

Cathy Miller is the Digital Archivist at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.  Her earlier experience includes a 10-week internship for the Yellowstone National Park Archives.

UT Southwestern’s archival collection documents the history of UT Southwestern Medical Center, as well as its predecessor institutions, University Hospitals, careers of noble campus individuals, and Parkland Memorial Hospital. The archival collection features many interesting and fun records, such as “Child hears first sounds after cochlear implant, 1997.

Visit UT Southwestern Archives to learn more about the collections.

 

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