NLM Associate MaShana Davis Visits HSLS

IMG_0860_cropped2During the week of April 26, 2010, HSLS hosted MaShana Davis, a first year National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellow. The Associate Fellow program “is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research.”

During her visit, Davis met with various library faculty, attended clinical rounds in the hospital, learned about the role of HSLS in UPMC’s eRecord initiative, and met with the Chief of Library Services at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Services.  She also gave a presentation to library faculty about her projects at NLM.

Davis earned her Master of Information Management degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, and received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She previously held a position as the Technical Communications Liaison for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics and Measurement Program. In that capacity, she facilitated communication for participants and other interested parties about the effective uses of assessment tools administered by the Statistics and Measurement Program. She served as the front line of communications for the LibQUAL+®, ClimateQUAL™, and MINES for Libraries projects, and provided training and user education in the technical uses of the project’s Web-based surveys.

~ Nancy Tannery