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Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries (On-demand)
Colleen Cuddy, AHIP
Colleen Cuddy, AHIP, is director of the Samuel J. Wood Library and C.V. Starr
Biomedical Information Center at Weil Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.
Ms. Cuddy received her master's of library science from Rutgers University and
also holds a master's in American and English Literature from New York University.
She is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals
and has served as chair of the MLA Medical Informatics section. Ms. Cuddy is
currently the president of Library Information Technology Association (LITA)
and is on the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Library Association, New
York. She has been a National Library of Medicine (NLM)/Association of Academic
Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellow and an NLM Fellow in Medical Informatics
at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Ms. Cuddy publishes on
the use of technology in libraries with a focus on mobile technology and was
the editor of the Mobile Computing in the Library column (2004-2010) in the
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. In 2005, she wrote
Using PDAs in Libraries: A How to Do it Manual; an updated version on mobile
technology is in the works.
Heather N. Holmes, AHIP
Heather N. Holmes, AHIP, is the clinical informationist for Summa Health System's Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals in Akron, OH. She received her master of library and information science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. Prior to accepting the position at Summa, Holmes worked for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine , Erie, PA; Mount Carmel Hospitals, Columbus, OH; and Mercy College of Northwest Ohio-Toledo. She has presented at several international meetings including the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME) and MLA, and was invited to the International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) in Brisbane, Australia, in 2009. Holmes is a 2010 recipient of the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Informatics fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA, as well as one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers for 2011. The position she currently holds is a newly created one that evolved from the clinical work she has been doing over the past several years. She is also a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
Maureen "Molly" Knapp, AHIP
Maureen (Molly) Knapp is an assistant librarian at the John P. Ische Library
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC)-New Orleans. She
received her master of library and information science degree from the University
of South Florida in 2002. Knapp has served in leadership roles for a variety
of professional organizations, has reached the Senior Member level in the Academy
of Health Information Professionals, and is a member of the LSUHSC Academy for
the Advancement of Educational Scholarship, which recognizes faculty involvement
in scholarly teaching and educational scholarship at an institutional level.
Knapp has developed and taught the following continuing education courses for
MLA: Web 2.0 101: "Introduction to Second Generation Web Tools" (2008,
via the Task Force on Social Networking Software (SNSTF); "Dig Deeper with
Social Media: Wikis" (2009, via SNSTF); "The Fine Art of Connecting
Users: Incorporating Virtual Reference Services, RSS" (2009, with Jodi
Philbrick); "Rethinking Connections with Our Users: Incorporating Mobile
Devices into Library Services" (2011, with Jodi Philbrick); and "Get
Mobilized: An Introduction to Mobile Resources and Tools in Health Sciences
Libraries" (2011, with various instructors).
Kimberley Barker is the University of Virginia's (UVa's) Claude Moore Health
Sciences Library's manager for technology education and computing (a title that,
while not as cool as Jedi master or pirate queen, is still pretty exciting).
An all-around library enthusiast, Barker began her career as a paraprofessional
in a public library. After receiving her master's of library and information
science degree from the University of South Carolina in 1999, she went on to
work at academic and school libraries, specializing in creating fun and innovative
outreach programs. Responsible for overseeing both staff and patron computing
in the library, Barker also works to educate and inform UVA's Health System
community about emerging and mobile technologies and their possible impacts
on work and life. Believing that technology has the power to affect positive
change, Barker strives to share that message through classes, consults, social
media, and publishing in the profession.
Alisha Miles, AHIP
Alisha Miles, AHIP, is the manager of Library Services at Columbus Regional
Healthcare System in Columbus, GA. In addition to her library duties, this solo
librarian also coordinates continuing medical education, researches and develops
order sets, assists with training clinicians on the electronic medical record
(EMR), and presents her love of all things geek throughout the medical community.
Recently, Miles worked with the family practice residency program to start a
mobile apps monthly presentation and is working on a project to provide iPads
to all family practice residents. An avid Android fan, she has ventured over
to the dark side by training clinicians on using the EMR on the iPad. She blogs,
ableit sporadically, at www.alisha764.com on topics related to medical libraries,
health care, technology, and solo hospital librarianship.
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