Terri Ottosen



Terri Ottosen, M.L.I.S., AHIP
Outreach and Education Coordinator

Contact: tottosen@hshsl.umaryland.edu
Phone: 410-706-2855 


Terri is responsible for planning and coordinating outreach and education programs for the region. She teaches a wide variety of classes, working with health care and information professionals. She is passionate about health literacy, which underpins all her outreach efforts and promotes empowerment through advocacy, education and information access. 

Professional Interests:

Terri Ottosen has served as the consumer health outreach coordinator for the Southeastern Atlantic region since 2005 and is now an Outreach and Education Coordinator. She has worked in public, academic and medical libraries for over 20 years in a variety of roles. 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 and expertise in distance education, developing and teaching classes, and consultation. She has held professional association offices, 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.