PJ Grier










Position: Outreach/Access Coordinator

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


PJ provides consulting services in e-licensing, resource sharing, emergency planning & response and health information technology (HIT). His teaching interest cover classes in emergency planning & response, nursing on the internet, DOCLINE, LinkOut, PubMed, and a HIT class series currently covering informatics for librarians and an electronic health record (EHR) system  workshop. He is responsible for committee work both within SE/A and nationally through NN/LM.  Other significant duties include awards administration, membership relations and exhibiting.  His primary outreach population is hospital and health sciences librarians and their customers.

PJ is active in District of Columbia Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL), having an elected role for 2013 and 2014. Library association membership includes the Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of the Medical Library Association (MLA), the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association and the Medical Library Association.

In 2012, he played a key role on the AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) Student Task Force in the development and issuance of a final report to the AMIA president.  The charge was to determine methods/programs to increase student engagement and retention of new professionals in informatics and AMIA. He continues to be active in his alma mater, Drexel University’s ischool.

Professional Interests:

PJ has been with NN/LM – SE/A since January 2010. Previously, he served as library and information services director at The Delaware Academy of Medicine in Newark, DE and as a senior consultant in information delivery at Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals in Spring House, PA. Before libraries, he held various positions in information systems, finance and operations at Verizon Communications.

PJ’s professional interests include: (1) the continual discovery of methods that mitigate information access barriers for all types of users; (2) benchmarking best-practices, while monitoring innovative trends and digital technologies for early adoption; and (3) re-thinking the impact of library staff’s skills, including operationally integrating them within the electronic health record to assure that all library facets remain relevant.


MPA - Stony Brook University
MSLIS – Drexel University
Certificate - Jesse Ball duPont Fund Nonprofit Institute - Georgetown University
Certificate - Clinical Informatics  - Johns Hopkins
AHIP – Medical Library Association

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