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HSLS Staff News

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

Names in bold are HSLS-affiliated


Welcome to Kelsey Cowles, NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator. Kelsey recently earned her MLIS degree from Pitt with a specialization in academic librarianship.

Congratulations to Misti Kane and Hannah Sinemus, who recently earned their MLIS degrees from Pitt. Both have been appointed HSLS Faculty Librarians. Misti is now Metadata & Access Librarian and Hannah is the Web Experience Coordinator for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO).

Marissa Spade has joined HSLS as a Marketing and Web Specialist. In 2018, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing from Robert Morris University. She has professional experience in social media marketing, e-mail marketing, web design, content marketing, and graphic design.


M. Bowman, M. Hall, D. Buysse, A. Marsland, A. Wright, and J. Foust, Research and Instruction Librarian, published “A Meta-Analysis of Actigraphy-Assessed Sleep Characteristics across the Lifespan” in PROSPERO: International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews, 2019: CRD42019137424.

P.D. Patterson, J.D. Ghen, S.F. Antoon, C. Martin-Gill, F.X. Guyett, P.M. Weiss, R.L. Turner, Coordinator of Liaison Services, et al., published “Does Evidence Support ‘Banking/Extending Sleep’ by Shift Workers to Mitigate Fatigue, and/or to Improve Health, Safety, or Performance? A Systematic Review” in Sleep Health, August 2019, 5(4): 359-369.


Gosia Fort, Head of Digital Resource Development, presented “Nicolas Copernicus—Numismatist” to the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Association on September 3, 2019, in Pittsburgh, PA.