HSLS Staff News

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


Tristan Lucchetti, HSLS business manager, has been accepted into the Pittsburgh Civic Leadership Academy. The 10-week course was created by Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl to foster effective civic leadership. Course activities give an up-close view of how the city is run and culminate in a city service project.


Jonathon Erlen, history of medicine librarian, published “New Dissertations” in Nursing History Review, 21:155-160.

Jeffrey Husted, collections librarian, and Leslie Czechowski, retired assistant director for Access Services, published “Rethinking the Reference Collection: Exploring Benchmarks and E-Book Availability” in Medical Reference Services Quarterly 31, no. 3 (July 2012): 267-279.

Ester Saghafi, project manager of the Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Sciences Librarianship and reference librarian, along with co-authors Nancy Tannery, HSLS senior associate director, Barbara Epstein, HSLS director, Susan Alman1, and Christinger Tomer2, published “Development of a Post-Master’s Online Certificate in Health Sciences Librarianship” in Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA, 100, no. 4 (2012): 310-3.

1School of Library and Information Sciences, San Jose State University.

2School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh.