Current Role at Stanford
Director of Resource Management, Lane Medical Library
Education & Certifications
MLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Science, Library Science (2007)
BS, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Environmental Studies (2000)
Extending medical librarians' competencies to enhance collection organisation.
Health information and libraries journal
Like many health library associations, the Medical Library Association (MLA) developed competencies guiding lifelong learning and competence for medical librarians. Medical librarians should be able to develop skills in identified areas. One MLA indicator of organising resources defines expert skill as the ability to develop classification and metadata schemes for unique collections.This manuscript reviews available curricula for selected library programmes in the United States and Canada, along with professional development and informal opportunities for skill development to identify how medical librarians, who are not experts in cataloging or metadata and not employed as cataloging or metadata librarians, can progress in competency.The authors reviewed library school and continuing education programming around metadata, along with answers from a pre-existing informal poll regarding cataloging and metadata roles in health sciences libraries. Data were collected and examined using descriptive statistics.Gaps and opportunities for education around organising resources are discussed, including library school courses, formal continuing education opportunities and informal learning (e.g. peer support networks, on-the-job learning).Education in organising resources should be created throughout the educational journey of librarianship. Continuing educational opportunities in organising resources should be created by professional organisations that expect competency in this area.
View details for DOI 10.1111/hir.12280
View details for PubMedID 31592569
- An Investigation of Title Ambiguity in the Health Sciences Literature CATALOGING & CLASSIFICATION QUARTERLY 2017; 55 (7-8): 506–21