Submitted by Mary Taylor, AHIP, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Shauna Bostian is a librarian at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. She provides assistance in computer searches, document delivery, library instruction and education programs, inter-library loans, cataloging, circulation, reference, acquisitions, and system development and maintenance. She is also responsible for planning for the future of library information services at her institution, including resource acquisition. Shauna received her MLIS from Kent State University. A native of Westfield, IN, Shauna also has a BSN from Regis University and states, “After twelve years of working as an Operating Room RN, I decided to become a librarian. Medical librarianship is the perfect fit!” Her professional interests include nursing information. Shauna enjoys hiking, bike riding, and gardening.
Wendy Lehar is a Research & Education Librarian at the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, part of the University of North Dakota’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences. As liaison to physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical laboratory science, and other health sciences disciplines, she is responsible for reference, research support, and works with faculty to purchase necessary library resources and to incorporate library instruction into courses. Her professional interests include best practices in research consultation and cultural competency in the health sciences. This native of Kamloops, British Columbia received an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Thompson Rivers University and an MLIS from McGill University (2009). Wendy’s personal hobbies and interests include baking, wine appreciation, mountain biking, hiking, and “being in the great outdoors.” She adds, “I just moved to the Midwest from Western Canada; I am obsessed with mountain biking… so I moved to one of the flattest places on earth! I feel it will be worth it because I have been interested in the health sciences information field for some time now, and I look forward to gaining knowledge and experience in my health science disciplines.”