MLA Distance Education
Keeping Patients Safe: Roles for Information Professionals
MLA's Educational Webcast
Held November 16, 2005
Cybrarian, Zipperer Project Management, Evanston, IL
Lorri Zipperer is the principal at Zipperer Project Management,
in Evanston, IL. Zipperer has been in the information field for over two
decades, the majority of which has been focused on information in health
care. She was a founding staff member of the National Patient Safety Foundation
(NPSF) as the information project manager. She presently serves as managing
editor for the NPSF's newsletter Focus on Patient Safety, is the
cybrarian for the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ)-funded
specialty portal AHRQ Patient Safety Net, and directs a variety of patient
safety information, knowledge sharing, and initiative development projects.
Zipperer has recently led projects to craft patient safety educational
tools and curriculum development, consulted on organizational visioning
for improved knowledge access, and directed a National Library of Medicine
funded program to develop consumer awareness programming on patient safety.
She served three terms as an adjunct professor at Dominican University
(River Forest, IL) and has taught on systems thinking, health care quality,
and patient safety issues at library and information professional conferences,
most recently for the American Association of Law Librarians. Zipperer
has been published in a variety of professional journals, most notably
in the Journal of Quality and Safety in Health Care on opportunities
for librarians to partner with clinicians to improve patient safety. She
sits on the editorial board of the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Lorri has just completed a term as a 2004-2005 patient safety leadership
fellow, where she explored how information and knowledge transfer behaviors
affect an organization's ability to learn.
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