HSLS Staff News

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


Kate Flewelling, outreach coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, has been appointed Section Council liaison to the Medical Library Association (MLA) Membership Committee for a three-year term and was also appointed to MLA’s Eliot Prize Jury for a one-year term.

Melissa Ratajeski, reference librarian, has been elected Chapter Council chair-elect of the Medical Library Association’s Chapter Council, starting office in May 2015.


Author names in bold are HSLS-affiliated

B. Click, Reference Librarians A.M. Ketchum and R. Turner, D.C. Whitcomb, G.I. Papachristou, and D. Yadav published “The Role of Apheresis in Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Acute Pancreatitis: A Systematic Review” in Pancreatology, March 10, 2015.

Lydia Collins, consumer health coordinator, published “Healthy Libraries Develop Healthy Communities: Public Libraries and their Tremendous Efforts to Support the Affordable Care Act” in the Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, March 2015, 19(1): 68-76.

M.A. Ratajeski, reference librarian, along with co-author M.A. Kraft, published “Use of QR Codes to Promote E-Books in Medical Libraries,” and Ratajeski also reviewed Marketing with Social Media: A LITA Guide, edited by Beth C. Thomsett-Scott, both appearing in the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 2015, 12(1): 11-24 and 92-93, respectively.


Kate Flewelling, outreach coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice” during Nurses’ Day at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pa., on May 6, 2015.