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


A recent article, “Online Science Talks For All Ages, Brought to You by Your Local Library,” published in Discover Magazine, on July 28, 2020, featured the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) 2020. This program was the result of a partnership between the NNLM All of Us Training and Education Center, the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, and SciStarter. The collaborative effort was led by Lydia N. Collins, Participant Engagement Lead, and Kirsten Crowhurst, Program Manager, from NNLM All of Us Training and Education Center, and Michael Balkenhol, Health Programming Coordinator, and Tess Wilson, Community Engagement Coordinator, from the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region supporting the CSLP.

Srilakshmi Chaparala, has been promoted to Librarian II, for her outstanding achievements as a bioinformatics specialist in assisting the university research community with bioinformatics data analysis projects and for contributions to scholarly publications.

Rebekah Miller has been promoted to Librarian II, reflecting her successful advancement and accomplishments as primary liaison librarian to the School of Nursing, co-liaison to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, lead for the library’s instruction and support program for citation management tools, and support for complex advanced literature searches to support systematic reviews.


T.H. Thomas, V. Sivakumar, D. Babichenko, V.L.B. Grieve, and M.L. Klem, Assistant Director for Advanced Information Support and Engagement Initiatives, published “Mapping Behavioral Health Serious Same Interventions for Adults with Chronic Illness: Scoping Review,” in the Journal of Medical and Internet Research Serious Games, 2020, 8(3), e18687.


M.A. Bowman, D.J. Buysse, A.L. Marsland, A.G.C. Wright, J. Foust, Research and Instruction Librarian, et al., presented “Meta-Analysis of the Association of Age and Actigraphy-Assessed Sleep across the Lifespan,” at the Sleep 2020 Meeting, August 27-30, 2020.

K. Cowles, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region Academic Coordinator, presented “Collaboration across Cyberspace: NNLM’s Wikipedia Editing Campaigns,” at the MLA-Philadelphia Chapter Annual Meeting, August 2020.