HSLS Staff News

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


HSLS welcomes its newest employee, Jason Furente, systems programmer. Furente earned a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering in 2014 from the University of Pittsburgh. He provides server support for the library.

Fran Yarger, associate director for digital library services, attended the Educause 2014 Leading Change Institute, from June 1-6, 2014, in Washington D.C. Yarger was awarded a Leadership Scholarship from the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) to assist with the cost of attendance.


Reference Librarians Michele Klein-Fedyshin and Andrea Ketchum, along with Robert M. Arnold1 and Peter F. Fedyshin2, published “Evaluating the MEDLINE Core Clinical Journals Filter: Data-driven Evidence Assessing Clinical Utility” in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, June 6, 2014, doi: 10.1111/jep.12190.

1. Leo H. Creep Chair of Patient Care, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, Director, Institute for Doctor–Patient Communication, Medical Director, UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa.

2. Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.


Kate Flewelling, outreach coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Advanced Tips and Tricks for PubMed,” to the Empire State-Metropolitan New York Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association in New York, N.Y., on June 5, 2014.

Missy Harvey, technology & communication coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends,” at the joint State University of New York Library Association (SUNYLA)/NYLA Academic Librarians Conference in Albany, N.Y., on June 11, 2014.


Bryan Fuller, circulation specialist, has left to pursue a degree in geography and cartography at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fuller joined HSLS in 2003.