The Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce two new librarians joining the RML: Ann Madhavan, MSLIS and Ann Glusker, MLIS, MPH, PhD.
Both will serve the NN/LM PNR in Research & Data Coordinator positions to promote equitable access to health information and effective management and use of data. Each position will provide learning opportunities for diverse types of librarians, researchers, pubic heath workforce, and partner organizations in the Pacific Northwest Region about research data management and data literacy.
Ann Madhavan, who joins the RML on Tuesday, November 1, has most recently served as a librarian and data indexer at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) where she performed data seeking and indexing for the United States Research Team and for all other IHME researchers requiring US data support. Prior, for almost 10 years she was the sole public health librarian at Public Health – Seattle & King County and also provided library support to the King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. Ms. Madhavan was the recipient of 2 awards: from the Medical Library Association, she received the 2005 Rittenhouse Award for the best student paper; and she also received the 2005 Sewell Memorial Fund Learning Partnership Fellowship to develop a digital library at Public Health-Seattle & King County for over 1,500 public health employees. She also volunteered with the Core Public Health Journals Project as part of an MLA PH/HA section initiative that was awarded the 2006 MLA Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences for the Core Public Health Journals Project.
Ann Glusker will join the RML on Monday, November 28, bringing experience as a Data Request Epidemiologist for Public Health- Seattle & King County; as a medical librarian at Group Health; and most recently as a public librarian at Seattle Public Library. She has served as program planner and host of a multi-system “open data” summit of library and data professionals, and on the curriculum committee of a three-state data initiative funded by the Knight News Challenge. Ms. Glusker is author or co-author of 11 articles and book chapters; a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals; and member of the Evidence Summary Team (competitive appointment) of the Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice Journal. She is an active member of state and national library associations, including WMLA, PNC/MLA, MLA, ALA, and RUSA.
Both Ann Madhavan and Ann Glusker are very excited about their roles in outreach to clinical translational researchers, the public health workforce, and librarians in the PNR. Contact information will be announced at a later date. Join us in welcoming them to the RML!