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2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 3D: Chat with a Librarian

Stakeholder Perspectives
Concurrent 3D: Chat with a Librarian

Academic libraries and librarians are major stakeholders in the evolution of scholarly publishing, finding themselves at the intersection of authors rights, open access, new models of scholarly discourse, and preservation, while managing ever-tighter budgets and reasserting their relevance in the digital age. We will bring together librarians from a diverse group of academic libraries who will describe how their roles are changing, what they see as the challenges ahead, and how they plan to meet the challenges. Through roundtable conversations with the panelists the audience will come away with a clearer understanding and a better appreciation of whats at stake for libraries as scholarly publishing evolves.
Moderator: Paul Schoening, Washington University in St. Louis


David Osterbur, Harvard University Library
David Osterbur completed his PhD in genetics at the University of California at Berkeley using protein and DNA techniques to study the response of Drosophila imaginal discs to the steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone. Later, he completed his MSLIS at Simmons. He has extensive subject and resource knowledge gained through work at DuPont Pharmaceuticals, as the head librarian at Harvard’s Biological Laboratories Library, and in his current position at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.
Jean Shipman, University of Utah
Jean Shipman is Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the MidContinental Region and National Training Center of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at the University of Utah. She served as president of the Medical Library Association for 2006-2007 and promoted health literacy as her primary presidential initiative. Jean graduated from CWRU and Gettysburg College. She has worked in academic health sciences libraries (Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, VCU), a hospital library (Greater Baltimore Medical Center) and with the Southeastern/Atlantic NN/LM at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Her professional interests include: health literacy, library administration, scholarly communications, and innovation and LEAN principles.
Eric Albright, Tufts University
Eric D. Albright has been the Director of the Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library since August of 2002. At Tufts he has overseen a complete renovation of the library and redefined the role of the library in the school. Previously, he was the Assistant Director for Public Services at Duke University. He has served as chair and member of panels for the American Library Associations Office for Accreditation. Mr. Albright was the Principle Investigator for the Tufts SPIRAL (Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages) outreach subcontract with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s New England Region. He is the author of over 80 reviews of books and journals published in Library Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Elaine Alligood, Boston VA Healthcare System
Elaine is the Chief, Library Service for the Boston VA Healthcare System’s three campuses. A member of the New England VA Library Re-design Task Force, she helped develop a consolidated network-wide 24/7 virtual knowledge library accessible across VA New England. She provides client-focused service for clinicians and researchers as well as supporting several research teams on care coordination, mental health recovery, and service line management. Working directly with clinicians and researchers at the front lines she partners with clinical staff to integrate e-resources into clinical decision making, teaching and research. One of the co-developers of the MLA CE program on Diagnostic Error and the Librarian’s Role in Patient Safety, Elaine believes medical librarian’s transforming roles perfectly align us with the clinical and research staffs ever-changing information needs. Moving librarians out of the library place to where information needs occurat the point of care and research benefits everyone: clinicians, researchers and patients. Prior to joining the Boston VA Healthcare System, Elaine earned her MLS from the University of Maryland School of Library and Information Services. Shes held positions at the JHMI Welch Medical Library, the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library, Elsevier Science Publisher’s North American EMBASE Department, Harvard’s Countway Medical Library, and the VA Technology Assessment Program, where she was Informationist and Knowledge Manager. Elaine is a past President of the Massachusetts Health Science Libraries Network, and the 2013 recipient of their Vagainas Librarian of the year award.

MJ Tooey, University of Maryland, Baltimore
M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland where she has worked in various library positions since 1986. She is also the Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicines Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library under contract with the National Library of Medicine at NIH. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Clarion State University (formerly Clarion State College). Tooey served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) from 2005-2006 and was elected a Fellow of the association in 2009. She has also served on MLAs Board of Directors and as the Chair of the 2004 National Program Committee for the 2004 MLA Annual Meeting. In 1997 she received the MLA Estelle Brodman Award as Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. She has served as Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association and has received the chapters Librarian of the Year and the Marge Abel Service Recognition Awards. She also chaired the Public Services Section of the Medical Library Association.

She is the 2011 recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburghs School of Information Sciences.

She recently completed her term as president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, where she has also served as a Board member. Tooey has also served on the Board of Trustees for Lyrasis, the nations largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries. Additionally, she serves on the library advisory committees for FASEB and formerly served on the library advisory board for the New England Journal of Medicine. She is active in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Council of Library Directors.

Tooey is the author or co-author of over 70 chapters, articles, presentations or posters.

Trevor Dawes, Washington University in St. Louis
Trevor A. Dawes is an Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been active in staff development and training for public services; has written on various library services topics, and has either planned or presented at various local, national and international conferences on a variety of topics. Dawes earned his Master of Library Science from Rutgers University, and has two additional Master’s Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is an active member of the American Library Association and is the 2013-14 president of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Elizabeth Lorbeer, Western Michigan School of Medicine
Elizabeth Liz Lorbeer is the Library Director at Western Michigan University School of Medicine, the latest new medical school in the U.S. to be granted preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education. Lorbeers career spans nineteen years as a librarian and library administrator. She previously held positions at Boston University, Rush University Medical Center, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds masters degrees in library science and higher education administration and a bachelors degree in history. She is the principal investigator for three National Network of Libraries of Medicine Express Library Digitization Award grants and the recipient of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Scholarship. She speaks and publishes on topics such as digital scholarship, collection management, and publisher-vendor-library relationships. Liz also holds the rank of Associate Professor and teaches research literacy and scholarly communications. She consults regularly for publishers and vendors and is a distinguished member of The Academy of Health Information Professionals.
Brenda Seago, Georgia Regents University
Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, PhD, is currently Professor and Director of Libraries, Georgia Regents University (GRU),Augusta, GA. Before coming to GRU she was the Administrative Director of the Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to serving as Director of the Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety, Seago directed the universitys VCU School of Medicine Computer Based Instruction Lab/Learning Resource Center and served as a clinical medical librarian in the universitys Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. During her VCU tenure, she served as the School of Medicines representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Information Resources and the universitys Libraries Advisory Committee. She received the School of Medicines Educational Innovation Award. Seago currently serves on the Scholarly Communications Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) and represents AAHSL on the Chicago Collaborative. Seago has chaired the Medical Library Associations Publications Committee and Educational Media and Technologies section and served on the associations Continuing Education and Governmental Relations Committees and Editorial Board for the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. She is past New Journals Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association and is former Chair and Treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association. She also authored a chapter in the textbook, Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship. Seago earned masters degrees in English and library science from Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland, respectively, and a doctorate in public policy and administration from VCU.