Master’s in Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma, 1993
Bachelor of Arts, Oklahoma State University, 1990
Major: English; Minors: Psychology and Philosophy
Director, Schusterman Library, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
Leadership, Planning, and Innovation
- Oversee planning, organizing, policy creation and implementation, resource development and assessment, information resources and services, and educational program development and assessment for the Schusterman Library.
- Develop both short- and long-range visions for the library that support teaching, learning, scholarly communication, patient care, and research.
- Served as Project Owner and oversaw all aspects of the design and construction of the new Schusterman Library facility (completed May 2011), including managing the budget ($8.5 million), overseeing architectural planning, coordinating with contractors and subs, furniture and equipment planning and installation, and communicating and getting necessary work approvals from University administration and other officials.
- Implemented leadership planning for the Schusterman Library, including an annual retreat for senior staff for goal-setting and teambuilding, plus regular follow-up and assessment.
- Reorganized the library staff by adding three new professional librarian positions, developing a graduate assistantship program, and rewriting work responsibilities to align with modern library activities.
- Created the Student Ambassadorship Program to enhance open dialogue with students.
- Initiated a partnership with the OU School of Library and Information Studies: Created offices in the Schusterman Library for OU SLIS faculty, developed programs for Tulsa-based students, and began exploring mutually beneficial funding opportunities.
- Initiated and serve as project manager for OU-Tulsa Archives & Oral History Project.
- Serve on campus-wide strategic planning committee.
- Contribute to the professional knowledge of academic health librarianship through professional development, special projects, presentations, research and publication.
Budgeting and Financial Management
- Manage annual library budget of approximately $1.2 million.
- Oversee all library finances, including state appropriations, student fees, grants and contracts, gifts, capital improvement funds, and service unit income.
- Managed $8.5 million building project; finished construction and occupation of new facility on time and under budget.
Facilities Planning and Management
- Reorganized office space to better meet staff needs; added group study options for students.
- Oversee all facilities management for building, including air quality, computing, housekeeping, and security.
External Funding and Development
- Brought in over $600,000 in grants, contracts, and gifts over nine years from private foundations and federal sources.
- Oversee approximately $20,000 annually in supplemental earnings from information services provided to non-affiliated patrons.
Collaboration and Cooperative Outreach
- Collaborate with the University of Oklahoma Libraries, OUHSC Bird Health Sciences Library, libraries in the South Central Academic Medical Library Consortium (SCAMeL), National Library of Medicine’s National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR), and other university and college libraries in the state, the region, and the nation to develop and enhance information resources and services.
- Collaborate with the faculty and administration to ensure that the library meets the needs of the Schusterman Center community.
- Work with the Vice Provost/Graduate Dean and the Chief Fiscal Officer to ensure that all university policies and procedures are followed in the operation of the library.
- Participate in university committees at OU-Tulsa, the University of Oklahoma, and the OU Health Sciences Center.
Personnel Management and Mentoring
- Provide leadership and mentoring for faculty and staff in the department.
- Supervise all library employees, including five professional librarians.
- Provide professional development opportunities for library faculty and encourage their participation in local, state, and national organizations.
Coordinator, Information Management Education (IME)
Associate Librarian (awarded tenure, 2006)
Reference and Education Services Department
Health Sciences Library
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
February 2000–September 2007
- Developed new and ongoing educational initiatives for the HSL.
- Organized and conducted the IME program, including all library workshops on electronic and print biomedical resources.
- Taught classes in information literacy, including workshops, course-based and curriculum-integrated instruction.
- Coordinated the teaching efforts of HSL faculty and staff who provide instruction, and served as a resource on educational methods.
- Provided in-service training for HSL faculty and staff.
- Conducted needs assessments and evaluations of the IME program.
- Developed effective marketing and promotion for library workshops and instruction.
- Developed print and computer-assisted instructional materials and research guides.
- Provided reference services, consultations for in-depth research, and mediated searching.
- Participated in departmental and library planning activities.
- Served as library faculty liaison to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
- Assisted with collection development in Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
Technology Development and Promotions Librarian
Bernard Becker Medical Library
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
September 1998–January 2000
- Initiated and coordinated library promotional activities, including seminars, classes and campus outreach.
- Served as library webmaster; coordinated library web team members during website revision.
- Coordinated with division heads and library staff to determine policies and structure for library web development.
- Generated usage statistics and reports for library systems.
- Maintained and troubleshot library user workstations.
- Taught weekly classes in use of library resources.
- Coordinated with faculty members to provide user education services to individual users, groups, and classes.
Reference and Instructional Services Librarian
Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK
October 1993–September 1998
- Provided general reference and information services; attended reference desk approximately 10 hours a week.
- Provided mediated literature searches in Ovid, DIALOG, KeyNOTIS, DATASTAR, NLM Locator and MEDLARS.
- Provided user education services to individuals, groups and classes.
- Developed, implemented and maintained library website.
- Served as co-editor and author of the library newsletter, both in print and online.
Grants, Contracts, and Gifts
- Community Outreach and Collective Impact Subcontract (2015-2016).
$15,000. National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region. (Primary Investigator)
- Consumer Health Technologies and Outreach Subcontract (2014-2015). $14,944. National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region. (Primary Investigator)
- OU-Tulsa Morningcrest Health Library (2014). Three-year gift. $270,000. Morningcrest Health Foundation.
- Reaching Out to Patients and the Public: Health Information & Health Literacy Outreach Subcontract (2013–2014). $14,999. National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region. (Primary Investigator)
- The Family Health Literacy Library: Improving health through learning (2012).
$122,000. Morningcrest Health Foundation.
- A New Point of View: E-Science, World Health & Advanced Technologies Outreach Subcontract (2012–2013). $14,625. National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region. (Primary Investigator)
- Opening Our Doors and Welcoming New Friends: Outreach Subcontract (2011–2012). $13,000. National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region. (Primary Investigator)
- Knowledge Commons, Schusterman Library (2010). Gift. $100,000. Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation.
- Embracing New Technologies in Libraries and Our Communities: Outreach Subcontract (2010–2011). $15,000. National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region. (Primary Investigator)
- Teachable Moments and Human Contact: Outreach Subcontract (2009–2010). $12,918. National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region. (Primary Investigator)
- Building Dynamic Partnerships in Public Health: Using Wiki Technology to Connect the Tulsa Public Health Workforce with National Library of Medicine Resources (2009). $24,964. National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region. (Primary Investigator)
- Co-Founder and Co-Editor, Communications in Information Literacy (http://www.comminfolit.org) (independent, peer-reviewed journal; articles published throughout the year) (2006–present)
- Manage and oversee all journal operations; recruit editors and section editors; assign reviewers; develop publication policies and procedures, business plan, and budget.
- Founder and Editor-in-Chief, PubDrug.org (open-access, open-source full text drug information database; project closed) (2006–2009)
- Managed and oversaw all project operations; recruited editors and content managers; developed policies and procedures.
- Editorial Board member, Medical Reference Services Quarterly (2011–present)
- Editorial Board member, Journal of Library Innovation (2009–2016)
- Co-Editor, Information Literacy column, quarterly, Medical Reference Services Quarterly (2007–2010)
- Co-Editor, PSS Newsletter, published three times annually by the Public Services Section of the Medical Library Association (2001–2003)
Book Chapters (refereed)
- Brower, S. (2014). Physical Space Planning in Health Sciences Libraries, in Health Sciences Librarianship, ed. M. Sandra Wood.
- Brower, S. (2007). Information Literacy in Health Sciences Libraries, in Medical Librarianship: A Handbook, ed. M. Sandra Wood.
- Brower, S. (2016). Planning a Library Leadership Retreat on the Cheap: Case Study and Analysis. Administrative Issues Journal, 6(2), 5-12. DOI: 10.5929/2016.6.2.8 (invited article)
- Knapp, M. & Brower, S. (2014). The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education: Implications for Health Sciences Librarianship. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 33, 460–468. DOI:10.1080/02763869.2014.957098 (invited column)
- Neal, R. E. & Brower, S. (2013). Morningcrest Health Library: A Clinic-Based Approach to Health Information Literacy Services. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 17, 76–85. DOI:10.1080/15398285.2013.756349 (invited column)
- Brower, S. & Hollister, C. V. (2010). Communications in Information Literacy: An Example of Librarians as Publishers. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 7, 320–325. (invited column)
- Brower, S. (2010). Medical Education and Information Literacy in the Era of Open Access. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 29, 85–91. (invited column)
- Brower, S., Hollister, C. V., Tysick, C., & Pirrung, T. (2006). Tenure and recruitment: a survey of library human resources officers. JLAMS: Journal of the Library Administration and Management Section of the New York Library Association, 2(2), 5–20. (refereed)
- Brower, S. (2004). Millennials in action: A student-guided effort in curriculum-integration of library skills. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 23, 81–88. (invited column)
- Brower, S. M. (2004). Academic Health Sciences Library Website Navigation: An Analysis of Forty-One Websites and Their Navigation Tools. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 92(4), 412–420. (refereed)
- Schunemann, H. J., Munger, H., Brower, S., O’Donnell, M., Crowther, M., Cook, D., et al. (2004). Methodology for Guideline Development for the Seventh American College of Chest Physicians Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy: The Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy. Chest, 126(3 Suppl), 174S-178S. (refereed)
- Brower, S. (2002). Teaching Electronic Journals: Building a Workshop for an Academic Health Sciences Library. Serials Review, 28(2), 88–92. (refereed)
- Gray, S. A., Brower, S., Munger, H., Start, A., & White, P. (2001). Redefining Reference in an Academic Health Sciences Library: Planning for Change. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 20(3), 1–11. (refereed)
Letters and Reviews
- Brower, S. (2009). Book review: “Streamlining Library Services: What We Do, How Much Time It Takes, What It Costs, and How We Can Do It Better.” Journal of the Medical Library Association, 97 (1), 63–64.
- Brower, S. (2005). Book review: “The Virtual Reference Experience: Integrating Theory into Practice.” Journal of the Medical Library Association, 93(3), 407–408.
- Brower S. (2003). Media review: “Revolution OS.” Educational Media Reviews Online [web page].
- Brower, S. (2001). Book review: “Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned.” Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention & Education for Adolescents & Children 4(4), 79-80.
- Donald, M. and Brower, S. (2012). “If You Build It, They WILL Come,” Proceedings for the Brick and Click Academic Library Symposium. http://eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED537605.pdf
- Interviewed for Book Chapter: Kane, L. T. (2003). Straight from the Stacks: a firsthand guide to careers in library and information science. Chicago: American Library Association. (Contributed six pages of interview question responses that were edited into the chapter)
- Co-Columnist, “Electronic Highways” column for the UB Reporter (2001–2004).
- Hollister, C.; Schroeder, R.; Brower, S. “Shoestring to Sustainability: Creating a Successful Independent Open Access Journal.” Roundtable discussion, Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (March 2017)
- Brower, S. “Using Assessment Data to Drive the Big Picture.” Moderator/panelist, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON (May 2016)
- Hollister, C.; Brower, S.; Schroeder, R. “From Shoestring to Sustainability: Launching a Successful Independent Open Access Journal.” Contributed paper, Library Publishing Success Stories, Library Publishing Forum, Portland, OR (March 2015)
- Brower, S. and Bullion, J. “Using a Writing Retreat to Enhance the Research and Publication Efforts of Medical Librarians: A Case Study.” Contributed paper, QuintEssential Convergence & Collaboration, Denver, CO (October 2014)
- Brower, S. “Brick by Brick: Architecture, Space Planning and Information Literacy.” Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA (September 2011)
- Brower, S.; Wood, M. S.; Fenske, R.; Earl, M.; Lawrence, J. “The Librarians’ Publishing Roundtable.” Expert panelist. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (May 2008)
- Brower, S.; Hollister, C. “A Journal Whose Time Has Come: Communications in Information Literacy.” Contributed presentation, WILU 36th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON (May 2007)
- Brower, S.; Zafron, M. “Rules of Evidence: Information Literacy Training in the Health Sciences and Its Applicability to Other Disciplines.” Contributed paper and workshop, LOEX 33rd National Conference, Louisville, KY (2005)
- Brower, S.; Zafron, M.; Brower, M. “Blogging at the Desk: Using Blogs to Coordinate Reference Service in an Academic Health Sciences Library.” Contributed poster, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX (2005)
- “Millennials in Action: A Student-guided Effort in Curriculum Integration of Library Skills.” Contributed poster, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (2003)
- Munger, H.; Brower, S.; Buchinger, K.; Murphy, S.; Pirrung, T.; Wilson, S.; Lyons, A. “Extreme Searching: One Library’s Experience with Conducting Systematic Reviews.” Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (2003)
- Contributed Papers section, “Library Instruction: Technique vs. Technology.” Primary contact and program reviewer and coordinator, Public Services Section, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (2003)
- “Teaching Electronic Journals: Finding, Using, and Citing Them,” with co-presenter Janice M. Krueger. Two 3-hour sessions. North American Serials Interest Group Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA (2002)
- Public Services Section Roundtables, “Curriculum Integration.” Discussion Facilitator, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (2002)
- Chapter Council Roundtables, “Distance Education.” Discussion Facilitator, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2001)
- Brower, S. “Mentoring the Millennials: Initial Survey Findings.” Contributed paper, Oklahoma Chapter, Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Meeting (November 2016)
- Brower, S. “Correcting Course When the Waves Are High: Affordable Library Planning That Works.” Contributed paper, South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Galveston, TX (October 2016)
- Brower, S.; Prentice, K.; Hoberecht, T.; Neal, R.; Schweikhard, A.; Peterson, A. “Re-Imagining the Retreat.” Oklahoma Chapter, Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Meeting (November 2015)
- “Panel on Succession Planning.” Panel moderator. South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Little Rock, AR (October 2015)
- Brower, S. “Next-Gen Mentorship for Millennial-Era Librarians.” Invited keynote, Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter, Medical Library Association, Saratoga Springs, NY (October 2014)
- Brower, S. and Bullion, J. “Using a Writing Retreat to Enhance the Research and Publication Efforts of Medical Librarians: A Case Study.” Contributed paper, Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter, Medical Library Association, Saratoga Springs, NY (October 2014)
- Brower, S. and Hoberecht, T. “Raving About Our Retreat: The impact of planning on assessment at the Schusterman Library.” Contributed paper, South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Lubbock, TX (October 2012)
- Brower, S. and Donald, M. “Perspectives on Assessment: Evaluating a New Library from Two Points of View.” Contributed poster. South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Lubbock TX (October 2012)
- “Getting Published in Communications in Information Literacy.” Invited presentation and panelist. Oklahoma Library Association (March 2011)
- Teaching the Millennials: 11 invited presentations and keynotes at conferences and professional development events throughout New York (2005–2011)
- “Tech Talk: Managing Open Journal Systems Software.” Contributed paper. South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting (October 2009)
- Brower, S.; Zafron, M.; Brower, M. “Blogging at the Desk: Using Blogs to Coordinate Reference Service in an Academic Health Sciences Library.” Contributed poster, Upstate New York/Ontario Chapter, Medical Library Association annual meeting, Ottawa, ON (October 2004)
- “Teaching the Millennials: One Cynical Gen-Xer’s View.” Invited presentation. Western New York/Ontario chapter, Association of College and Research Libraries Fall Conference, Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON (October 2003)
- “Adrift in the Tide: Organizing and Constructing a Library Web Site on Your Own.” Contributed paper. South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (October 1997)
- “Pathfinders: A Service Linking People to Information.” Contributed poster. SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (October 1997)
- “Weaving Your Own Web: Introduction to HTML.” Invited presentation. Co-sponsored by Friends of the National Library of Medicine and Merck and Co. Inc., Oklahoma City, OK (August 1997)
- “Cooperative Collection Development: a Non-Standard Approach for Monograph Selection for an Academic Health Sciences Library.” Contributed paper. SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Galveston, TX (October 1996)
- “A Successful Consortium Grant: Implementing the Delivery of Health Information in Western Oklahoma.” Contributed paper. SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Galveston, TX (October 1996)
- “Citation Searching as Immigration and Naturalization Evidence: One Library’s Response.” Contributed poster. SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Galveston, TX (October 1996)
- “Surfin’ the ‘Net” workshop. Three invited presentations, Oklahoma City, OK (1995)
- “Surfin’ the ‘Net: Teaching the Internet to Health Professionals” Contributed poster. SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Little Rock, AR (October 1995)
- “On-Ramps to the Superhighway.” Invited speaker and panelist. Dusty Roads and the Information Highway Conference, Tulsa, OK (March 1995)
- “Evaluation of Internet Resources for the Gopher and Library Catalog.” Contributed poster. SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (October 1994)
University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
- Faculty Confidential Series, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Office of Research
- “#protips: Advanced Searching for Smart People,” Invited presenter (November 2016)
- “Grant Writing for Faculty,” Moderator (October 2016)
- “Getting Started in Publishing,” Invited panelist (September 2016)
- “Establishing & Developing Your Research Agenda,” Moderator (August 2016)
- “Find Your Place: Letterboxing and Geocaching.” A two-part lecture on these hobbies, including demonstrations and installations of letterboxes on the OU-Tulsa campus. Co-instructed with Molly Ives Brower and Megan Donald (October 2011, October 2012)
- “How I Wasted Part of the 1970s and Most of the 1980s.” A 20×20 lightning talk about comic books. (October 2011)
- “Web 2.0: Wikis for Research and Scholarship.” Invited wiki training.
- National Resource Center (March 10, 2009)
- Family and Consumer Sciences Educators (December 12, 2008)
- NRCYS-NCWRCYD, HR 6893 Wiki (November 14, 2008)
- Oklahoma Area Health Education Center (October 28, 2008)
- “Web 2.0: RSS for Research and Scholarship.” (2007–2010)
University at Buffalo
- “Motivating the Millennials: Getting to Know the New Generation of College Learners.” Teaching and Learning Conference at UB, SUNY Training Center (February 2005)
- “Teaching the Millennials.” Presented at three UB events (July and August 2004)
- “Search Mechanics: The Nuts and Bolts of Search Strategy Formulation.” Essentials of Evidence-Based Health Care seminar (May 2002)
- “Keeping Current.” Seminar on current awareness tools and search strategies for faculty (June 2001)
Committee Assignments and University Service
University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
- OUHSC Office of Research Administration Strategic Planning (2016–present)
- Goal 1.4 Training Grants Subcommittee Chair
- OU-Tulsa Strategic Planning Workgroup (2015–present)
- Campus Culture Subcommittee Co-Chair
- Search Committee, Dean of Libraries, University of Oklahoma (2012)
- Community Medicine Academy (2010)
- Campus Campaign Co-Chair (2009–2010)
University at Buffalo
- Digital Library Task Force (2006–2007)
- Information Literacy/Information Fluency Task Force (2006–2007)
- Academic Writing Group, co-founder (2003–2007)
- Writing Facilitator, Writing Retreat (2007)
- Organizer, Writing Retreat (2004)
- Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) (2004–2006)
- Core Planning Group II (2003–2004)
- Teaching and Learning sub-group, Core Planning Group (2002)
- FEC Elections Committee (2001–2002); Chair (2002)
- Electronic Information Instructional Group (2000–2002)
- MyUB Technology Exploration Committee (2000–2002)
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Pharmacotherapy Information Center (PIC) (2003–2007)
Served as primary HSL contact for establishment of the PIC, coordinating use of library space for creating the center, developing collection of resources, and training fourth-year Pharmacy Practice students in their use of the center and its resources.
- HIV Pharmacotherapy Network (2000–2003)
- Curriculum Development Committee (2000–2007)
UB Health Sciences Library
- HSL Web Site Redesign (2006–2007)
Worked with HSL web designer and Management Team members to overhaul the HSL website. Coordinated with HSL liaisons and University Libraries web developers to integrate discipline-specific blogs and subject-based wiki.
- Chair, Reference and Educational Services Librarians Search Committee (2003)
- Developed “Resources for Mobile HSL Users” web page and HSL PDA channel, with Chris Cheung (2003)
- PDA Fair Planning Group (2003)
- IME/Cybrary Space Planning, group convener (2002)
- “Evidence-Based Health Care: Teaching for Tomorrow.” Co-chair facilities and audio-visual support, Conference Planning Committee (2001)
- Project Coordinator, Evidence-Based Medicine searching project (2002)
University at Buffalo Research Foundation Project # 1024019 for the American College of Chest Physicians. Coordinated with Holger Schunemann and Heather Munger. Conducted 248 systematic searches of the literature and instructed screeners in the use of EndNote for processing materials. Coordinated all post-search document handling; instructed subordinate searchers in methodology for systematic literature searching and filtering of results.
- Web Team (2000–2003)
- Reference and Educational Services/Information Delivery Services Librarians Search Committee (2000–2001)
Professional Memberships and Offices Held
- American Library Association, Member (2010–present)
- Association of College and Research Libraries, Member (2011–present)
- South Central Academic Medical Library (SCAMeL) Consortium, Member (2007–present)
- Chair, Executive Board (2014–2016)
- Chair-Elect, Executive Board (2012–2014)
- Facilitator, SCC/SCAMeL Writing Retreat (2012–present)
- Finance Committee Chair (2008–2010)
- Oklahoma Council of Academic Library Directors (OCALD), Member (2007–present)
- Chair (2014–2015)
- Chair-Elect/Vice Chair (2013–2014)
- Medical Library Association, Member (1993–present)
- Distinguished Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals (2005–present)
- Leadership and Management Section; Chair-elect (2016-present)
- Continuing Education Committee (2008–2011)
- Publications Committee appointment (2002–2006); Chair (2005–2006)
- Pharmacy and Drug Information Section (2001–present)
- Public Services Section (PSS) (2000–present); Chair (2005–2006)
- Chair, PSS Information Management Education Special Interest Group (2002–2004)
- South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association, Member (1993–1998; 2007–present)
- President (2014–2015)
- President-Elect (2013–2014)
- Ad hoc Home Page Committee (1996–1997); Chair (1996–1997)
- Governmental Relations Committee (1994–1995)
- Oklahoma Health Sciences Library Association, Member (1994–1998; 2007–present)
- Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter/Medical Library Association, Member (2001–2008)
- Western New York Health Sciences Librarians, Member (2000–2003)
- Louis Medical Librarians, Member (1998–2000)
- University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies Alumni Association, Chair elect (1997–1998)
- Oklahoma Library Association, Member; Chair, Audio-Visual Support Subcommittee (1996–1997)
University at Buffalo Department of Library and Information Studies
- LIS 581: Management of Libraries and Information Agencies, core class, 3 credit hours (Spring 2017, online)
University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
- LIS 5970-980: Oklahoma Information Environment elective, 3 credit hours (Summer 2016)
- Adjunct Instructor for Experiential Teaching, College of Pharmacy; supervised two to five fourth-year student rotations each year (2009–2015)
- Teach information literacy skills in the following courses:
- ILAC 6013: Proseminar in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum. Early Childhood Education pro-survey course, Ph.D. cohort, 6 contact hours (2011–present)
- EDEC 6033: Theory and Research in Early Childhood Education. Early Childhood Education Master’s cohort, 6 contact hours (2011–present)
- EDEC 4123: Capstone II. Early Childhood Education undergraduate cohort, 3 contact hours (2012–present)
University at Buffalo (2000–2007)
- Planned and developed information literacy skills training in the following courses to incorporate all ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards, either through several course lectures, or between courses in a single curriculum:
- PT 505: Evidence-Based Practice I. (Department of Physical Therapy)
Taught or co-instructed five sections of semester-long course, focusing on searching, evaluating and using the evidence-based literature.
- PHM 316: Pharmaceutical Care 2
- PHM 517: Pharmaceutical Care 3
- PHM 508: Drug Informatics. Progressive series of instructional sessions designed to meet ACRL Standards through the curriculum of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharm.D. program.
- MT 526 – Technical Communications for the Scientific Professional. Taught or co-instructed five sections of semester-long course in Medical Technologies, focusing on searching, evaluating and using the scientific, technical and medical literature.
- PT 505: Evidence-Based Practice I. (Department of Physical Therapy)
- Taught 1–2 hours of information literacy skills in the following courses:
- ES 441: Critical Inquiry (Exercise Sciences)
- PHC 407: Selected Topics Pharmaceutical Science Honors
- SPM 533: Principles of Public Health
- PHC 331/431: Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences
Niagara University (Fall 2002)
- Designed and taught CMS 222: Writing for the Web, a three-hour required course in the Department of Communication Studies, Fall 2002
University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies (1994–1998)
- LIS 5623: Biomedical Databases (two weeks of every fall semester)
- LIS 5153: Science and Technology Information Sources, medical library component (annually)
- LIS 5613: Biomedical Bibliography (two weeks of every summer semester)
Continuing Education Instruction
Co-Instructor, “Library Web Site Architecture and Design.” Peer-reviewed by the Medical Library Association.
- Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Geneva, NY. 8 hours CE credit (2002)
- SUNYLA Annual Meeting, Buffalo, NY (2002)
- Canadian Health Libraries Association Annual Meeting, Waterloo, ON. 8 hours CE credit (2002)
- Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX. 8 hours CE credit (2002)
- Rochester Regional Library Council, Rochester, NY. 8 hours CE credit (2002)
Course designer and instructor: “Issues in Library Web Site Design.” Peer-reviewed by the Medical Library Association.
- Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. 4 hours CE credit (2000)
- Louis Medical Librarians (1999)
- MLA South Central Chapter annual meeting (1998)
Instructor, “Evidence-Based Resources in Dentistry.” UB School of Dentistry, Buffalo, NY. Two hour-long sessions as part of all-day dental research workshop (June 2001)
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY (2004–2007)
Provided on-site training sessions for health care personnel and researchers and one-on-one consultation in use of bibliographic management software for research and publication.
Invitrogen, Grand Island, NY (2004–2007)
Provided on-site training sessions in bibliographic searching, copyright and patents, and bibliographic management software (EndNote).
Professional Development and Continuing Education
- “Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action.” ACRL Preconference, Indianapolis (April 2013)
- “Tablets and e-Readers: Information at Your Fingertips.” MLA Continuing Education, Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, OUHSC (September 2012)
- Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, Harvard Graduate School of Education (August 2012)
- “Survival Tips and Stories: Expanding the Library’s Services in Times of Disaster.” MLA Webcast, Oklahoma State University Health Sciences Center Library (November 2008)
- “Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Straight Talk.” MLA Webcast, Oklahoma State University Health Sciences Center Library (November 2007)
- “Moving at the Speed of Byte: Emerging Technologies for Information Management.” MLA Webcast, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library (November 2006)
- “Keeping Patients Safe: Roles for Information Professionals.” MLA Webcast, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library (November 2005)
- “Partnering for Public Health: Information, Librarians, and the Public Health Workforce.” MLA Teleconference, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library (March 2005)
- MHI 511: Health Informatics Journal Club, University at Buffalo (Fall 2004)
- MHI 502: Introduction to Medical/Health Informatics II, University at Buffalo (Spring 2004)
- “Roles and Essential Skills for the Expert Searcher.” MLA Teleconference, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library (March 2004)
- LOEX conference, “Library Instruction: Restating the Need, Refocusing the Response.” (May 2004)
- MHI 501: Introduction to Medical/Health Informatics I, University at Buffalo (Fall 2003)
- “Reading Between the Lines: Focusing on Health Information Literacy.” Medical Library Association teleconference (September 2003)
- “Leadership Reconsidered: Developing a Strategic Agenda for Leadership in Health Sciences Libraries.” Medical Library Association teleconference (May 2002)
- “Sync or Swim: Managing the Flood of PDAs in Health Care.” Medical Library Association teleconference (February 2002)
- LOEX conference, “Managing Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries.” (May 2001)
- “Teaching as Acting/Learning as Performance.” UB teaching workshop (April 2001)
- “Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness.” UB teaching workshop (February 2001)
- “Pharmaceutical Resources.” Medical Library Association approved CE, 8 hours, Syracuse, NY (April 2000)
- “Making the Transition: Converting to PubMed and Internet Grateful Med to Search NLM’s Databases.” Medical Library Association approved CE, 7 hours (April 1999)
Honors and Awards
- Librarian of the Year, South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association (October 2013)
- Medical Library Association, Chapter Project Award, “SCC/MLA Writing Retreat.” Recognized as retreat organizer and planner (May 2013)
- Presidential Award for Departmental Excellence, OU-Tulsa Staff Awards (May 2010)
- Special Certificate of Recognition and Achievement, Communications in Information Literacy, ACRL Instruction Section (July 2009)
- Tulsa Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 (2008)
- Fellowship, National Library of Medicine Biomedical Informatics Program, Woods Hole, MA (September 2005)
- Service Excellence Award, UB Institute for Administrative Quality Improvement, “EndNote Software Access, Distribution, and Training” project team (2004)
- Service Excellence Award, UB Institute for Administrative Quality Improvement, “MobileHSL” project team (2004)
- Service Excellence Award, UB Institute for Administrative Quality Improvement, “Evidence-Based Health Care: Information Retrieval for the 7th ACCP Consensus Conference on Antithrombotic Therapy” project team (2003)
- Service Excellence Award, UB Institute for Administrative Quality Improvement, “Evidence-Based Health Care: Teaching for Tomorrow” project team (2002)
- Service Excellence Award, UB Institute for Administrative Quality Improvement, “Health Sciences Library Web Site Redesign,” HSL Web Team (2001)
- William Postell Sr. Award, South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association (1996)
- Library Career Training Program, Science Reference Fellowship, University of Oklahoma, Library and Information Studies (1992–1993)