Submitted by Mary Taylor, AHIP, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Julie Cwik is the CME Accreditation & Certification Manager for the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Her job involves ensuring “ACCME-compliance of all Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities, which means there is a separation of promotion from education, and planning/development is based on sound educational theory. Our activities range from Journal-CME to online modules to an Annual Meeting.” Julie formerly worked for the American College of Surgeons in continuing medical education from September 2012 to May 2016. She states that “I switched to my current position to take on more responsibility, and to reduce my commute from 4 hrs per day, to 2 hrs. I am currently writing the self-study for our organization’s re-accreditation with the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). I am always on the hunt for how I can bring more innovative educational experiences to physicians, without scaring them off because it’s “new.” Her professional interests include “instructional design, content strategy, UX design, and creating innovative continuing medical education experiences.” Julie has an undergraduate degree in Biology and adds that she spent three years at Marquette University but received her degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her MSLIS degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014. Julie is a native of Batavia, IL. She says she enjoys fishing (surf perching, float tube fishing, kayak fishing), watching “cheesy Christmas movies,” and reading and listening to audiobooks on her commute to work. She will be taking quilt-making classes in February. Julie adds, “My 16-year-old daughter, Eleanor, and I live with my boyfriend, Jeff, and our fearless leader, Takoda Joe (our yellow lab).”
Heather Healy is a Clinical Education Librarian at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. She also serves as the liaison to the Carver College of Medicine and a variety of departments in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Her professional interests include instruction, information literacy, curriculum development, evidence-based practice, and systematic reviews. She states, “I come to University of Iowa via positions in the libraries at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Kansas State University. Before making a career change to libraries, one of my previous jobs was being a Developmental Editor at Human Kinetics for more than seven years.” In addition to earning a MLS from Emporia State University (2013), this Lincoln, KS native holds a BA in English & BA in English & Theatre from McPherson College and a MA in English from Kansas State University. Heather’s leisure activities include “reading, keeping up with my ever expanding list of podcasts, and generally being a PBS & NPR junkie.”
Rachel Hinrichs is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University Library at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She is a liaison librarian to the School of Public Health and School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her professional interests include research impact metrics, mobile technology, and systematic reviews. She received her MSLS from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 2016. This St. Louis, MO native states that she plays the violin and piano, and is starting guitar lessons soon.
Jeffrey Murdock is Digital Resources Librarian at Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA. He says he “is responsible for the implementation, administration, and maintenance of all library-related technologies at DMU. I serve as the Library’s liaison to DMU IT Services to coordinate cross-departmental projects. I also provide library training for students and faculty to introduce them to our electronic resources and how to get the most out of them.” He is interested “in learning about new and exciting electronic resources. Content/ knowledge management and digital archives are also on my list of things to learn more about and apply in my role here at DMU. I’ve also recently been doing some research in the applications and use of 3D printing in medical education, which is really interesting and something I’d like to get more experience with.” Jeff received his Masters of Library Science from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2009. This Hobbes, NM native states that “I recently relocated to Iowa from Arizona for my position at DMU. As part of that move, I brought some of my succulents and cacti with me for a little taste of the desert in the Midwest, so indoor container gardening has become one of my pastimes. Hopefully I can get them through their first “real” winter now that the temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter!”
Janette Ransom is Coordinator of the Community Health Library at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, MI. She says that her main responsibilities include managing “a small, two-person, rural library with various duties that include research for consumer health information, book ordering, cataloging, and program planning. I also collaborate with local libraries and non-profit organizations.” She adds that “our library recently moved from under the management of the hospital’s medical library to under the management of the hospital’s Community Health department. This was a good move and was logical because both the library and the Community Health department provide education and services to the community about consumer health-related matters.” Janette’s professional interests include consumer health. She is a native of Lake Ann, MI. She earned an undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University, and received a MLS from Western Michigan University in 1981. Her hobbies and interests include “reading (of course!), swimming, biking, hiking, kayaking, nature/outdoors, my three grandsons, and my three Chihuahuas.”