The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS conference presentations, citations to HSLS published articles, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, etc.


Farewell to Nicole Muehlbauer, operations specialist in the Computer and Media Center and productions/graphics editor of the HSLS Update newsletter. Muehlbauer left HSLS to finish her MLIS degree with School Library Certification from the University of Pittsburgh.

Welcome to Mary Jo Dorsey who joins HSLS as a visiting reference librarian. Dorsey earned a BS degree in Biology from Carlow College, an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences (SIS), and will receive a Ph.D. from SIS later this year. For the past five years, she has been director of the Richard M. Johnston Health Sciences Library at West Penn Hospital.

The HSLS Molecular Biology Service was featured in the article “Pitt Scientist-Librarians Guide Researchers” in University Times, 40(8), December 6, 2007.


Ester Saghafi, reference librarian, presented a talk, “Show Me the Evidence: Helping Mental Health Professionals Track Down the Best Evidence” at the Association of Mental Health Librarians conference, October 26-28, 2007, in Orangeburg, N.Y


John Erlen, history of medicine librarian, published “Dissertation/Theses” in Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 24(2): 505-507, 2007.

Posted in the 2008 Issue