Staff News

The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, etc.


Barbara Epstein, HSLS director, was appointed as co-chair-designate of the Future Leadership Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The committee oversees mentoring and development programs for the next generation of health sciences library leaders.

Misti Kane has been promoted to collections and technical services specialist. Kane’s responsibilities include book ordering/receipt, copy cataloging of both print books and electronic journals, book repairs, withdrawals, and other database maintenance activities. She began working at HSLS in 1996.


Barb Folb, public health informationist and reference librarian, presented a talk “Information Practices of Disaster Preparedness Professionals in Multidisciplinary Groups” at the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Pittsburgh, PA on October 25, 2010.


Jonathon Erlen, history of medicine librarian published “Dissertations/Theses” in the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 27(2): 425-6, 2010; “Recent Dissertations on Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco and Addiction History” in Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, 24(1): 37-8, 2010; and “Dissertations” in International Journal of Healthcare & Humanities, 5(5): 30-2, 2010.