Submitted by Mary Taylor, AHIP, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Trisha Adamus is a Research Data Librarian at Ebling Library, University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her main responsibilities ORCID activities (she is an ORCID Ambassador), research data management, bibliometrics, and scholarly communications. Her professional interests include Data visualization and computer programming. Trisha earned a BS in Chemistry from Lycoming College and worked as a chemist. She received her MLIS from Syracuse University in 2012. She is a native of Butler, NJ. Trisha enjoys ice hockey, running (she is a Girls on the Run Coach), yoga, postcrossing, reading board gaming, and is learning Japanese. She share her home with her husband, their dog, and three cats.
Ashley Cuffia is the DOCLINE Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s National DOCLINE Coordination Office, which is hosted by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region RML. Her office is located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is responsible for handling customer service and training for DOCLINE nationwide. Her professional interests include consumer health and health literacy. Ashley has an undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from Frostburg State University and an undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity Policy from University of Maryland University College. She received her MLS degree from University of Maryland College Park in 2016. Her home town is Baltimore Maryland. Her hobbies include camping and crafting.
Cynthia Graham is a librarian at St. Catherine University in Minneapolis, MN. She states, “ I’m a health sciences librarian and serve as a liaison to all of our health sciences associate degree programs as well as our baccalaureate and graduate programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing and physician assistant studies.” She earned a BA in Architectural Studies from North Dakota State University, a MA in Holistic Studies from St. Catherine University, and a MLIS from the University of Iowa. This Fargo, North Dakota native’s interests include Yoga, running, beading, knitting and reading.
Margaret Hoogland is a Clinical Medical Librarian at Mulford Health Sciences Library at the University of Toledo. She is a liaison to the medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff in the College of Medicine. Margaret, a native of Frostburg, MD, has an undergraduate degree in History from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO, and receive her MLS from the University of Maryland in 2007.
Iris Kovar-Gough is Liaison Librarian to the College of Human Medicine from the Main Library at Michigan State University. She says her job includes “the full gamut of liaison roles: Student and faculty library orientations, some collection development, supporting evidence-based medicine and health information literacy curricula, being the point person for integrating and troubleshooting electronic resources into the curriculum, literature searches and research support.” A native of Toronto, ON, Canada, Iris earned an Honors BA in Classical Archaeology from McMaster University, in Hamilton, ON, Canada, and a MA in Classical Archaeology from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. She received her MLIS from the University of British Columbia in 2014. She enjoys baking pies, crafting, and hiking.
Anthony Miccheli is the Medical Librarian at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky. He states that “I am a solo librarian here at Robley Rex VA Medical Center, so I do pretty much everything here, which is fun!” His professional interests include strategic planning, scholarly communication, and EBP information and informatics. This Huntingtown, MD native earned an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and English (1999) and a MAT (2005) from Frostburg State University, and his MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh (2009). Anthony’s hobbies and interests include cycling, hiking, guitar, recording music, reading, cooking, eating ice cream, and napping. He adds, “I just came to the VA from the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio three months ago. I opened and managed a branch library for UIW’s School of Physical Therapy. Before UIW, I was the nursing and health sciences librarian at UT Tyler. I taught high school English Language Arts in Delaware, and I taught ESL in South Korea before transitioning to librarianship. I always enjoyed taking naps in libraries, so I thought it would be fun to work in one. I was involved MLA/SCC’s research committee, which was super fun! So, I would be interested in participating in committee work at the Midwest Chapter.”
Mini Prasad is a Librarian at the Resource Center Library, Aurora Medical Center-Summit (part of Aurora Health Care). Her responsibilities include: literature searches; being an embedded librarian; consumer health; teaching online classes for caregivers and in person classes for patients; administration of the hospital Intranet site; policies and procedure maintenance; cataloging; and responsibility for a monthly newsletter for hospital. Her professional interests include cataloging, consumer health, and collection maintenance. Mini has a BS in Chemistry from Marquette, a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee, and an MSLIS from UW-Milwaukee (2009). Her home town is Delafield, WI. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and Indian cooking. Mini adds that she is a “proud mom of 3 adult children. [I] worked as a computer engineer and also as an elementary school librarian before working at Aurora Health Care.”
Matthew (Matt) Regan is Clinical Education Librarian at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. His responsibilities include: liaison and instruction duties to various clinical departments at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; team leader for websites, subject guides, and mobile apps for Hardin Library; work on the Academic Public Record project; and supervision. Matt’s professional interests include systematic reviews, web design, and emerging technologies. He received his MLIS from Dominican University in 2011. His hobbies include hiking, fishing, camping, and pottery. Matt states that “I just started this position in July, and am incredibly thrilled to be joining the wonderful staff at Hardin Library.” His home town is Iowa City, IA.
Judy (Judith) Smith is an Informationist at the Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan. One of Judy’s primary roles is to integrate information services and resources into the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) at the University of Michigan. Her key liaison areas at the NCRC include: the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), Technology Transfer, the Business Engagement Center, Business Development, and NCRC administration. An additional core liaison area is to serve as the library and information services liaison to the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health. This Swampscott, MA native has an undergraduate degree in English literature from the University of Michigan and earned her MSLIS from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 2000. Her professional interests include health services and policy research.