New Members’ Profiles February 2018
Kaitlyn Humphrey is a Library Assistant at the Mount Carmel System’s Health Sciences Library. She is responsible for Circulation and Interlibrary Loan, and states “I love working with interlibrary loan as well as with our work study students.” Her undergraduate degree in Spanish Language and Culture is from Marietta College in Marietta, OH. She minored in Latin American Studies and also has a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Kaitlyn earned her MLIS from Kent State University in 2016. She knits and does cross stitch, and says she loves “giving people I care about handmade gifts.”
David Lahr is Regional Account Manager in McGraw Hill’s Medical/Professional Group and works with many medical libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Kansas. His main responsibilities include support and sales of the Access Medicine suite of products, including learning videos, self-assessments, textbooks, and eBooks at the point of care, in the states that he covers. He previously worked for Healthland which sold and implemented electronic medical records in community and specialty hospitals. David has a BS in Speech Communication from St. Cloud State University. He works with foster kids, has a hobby farm with an apple orchard, and is a men’s ministry group leader. His interests include cutting firewood and Frisbee golf.
Rebecca Morgan is Clinical Librarian/Hospital Librarian at the University of Louisville Hospital’s Rowntree Library and Kornhauser Health Sciences Library at the University of Louisville. She works with patrons of the Rowntree Library and supports faculty, staff, and students in the University of Louisville’s School of Nursing. She states that “I primarily work with nursing students at the University and nursing and allied health staff at the Hospital, so I’m very interested in nursing information and nursing education. I’m also beginning to learn more about research data management.” This Broomall, PA, native has an undergraduate degree in Art History and Art Conservation from the University of Delaware. She received her MLIS from Drexel University in 2008. Her interests and hobbies include reading (“big surprise!”), hiking, kayaking, board games, needlework, and knitting. She adds, “I spent 8 years in working in a Department of Defense agency’s library in the DC area and only switched to medical librarianship a year and a half ago. It’s been great so far!”
Laura Pontillo is Library Coordinator at the American Dental Association’s Library and Archives. She manages resource sharing services, provides reference and research for ADA members and staff, and performs administrative duties, including budget reconciliation, interlibrary loan usage analysis, meeting minutes, etc. Her professional interests include “dental librarianship and all things interlibrary loan!” Laura has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has just been accepted into the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences’ Leep program. She states, “I’ve been working in academic and special libraries at various levels for 10 years. It’s about time I applied to library school.” This Neenah, WI native interests include “playing tennis, keeping up with current events, enjoying music and independent films, and badly playing guitar.”