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


Congratulations to Kirsten Crowhurst on her promotion to Program Innovation Strategist for the NNLM All of Us Training and Education Center (TEC). Kirsten joined the TEC in 2018 as Program Manager and quickly became indispensable to the team for her creativity in program development and passion for public health. In her new role, Kirsten will be leading the TEC’s “Idea Factory,” which focuses on incubating novel and innovative health programs to support libraries and community-based organizations. We are also welcoming Tess Wilson as the new Program Manager. She will work closely with Kirsten and oversee the TEC’s Expert Partners Program. Tess joined HSLS as an Engagement Coordinator in 2019 with the former NNLM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), and she brings a wealth of experience in library outreach and environmental health to the team.

Julia Dahm, Melissa Ratajeski, and Rose Turner have been appointed HSLS Assistant Directors. Please refer to the “New Leadership within HSLS” article in this issue for details.

Stephen Gabrielson has been promoted to Scholarly Communication Librarian (Librarian II). This promotion emphasizes a focus on the growing demand for scholarly communication services. In this position, Gabrielson will have responsibility for initiatives focusing on communication of research impact, responsible use of metrics, strategic dissemination of research outputs, and open access publishing and policy compliance.


Tess Wilson, TEC Program Manager, presented “Data Zines: A Hands-On Approach to Community Curiosities,” as a panelist on the ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook Panel on October 19, 2021. The virtual panel was hosted by the ACRL DSS Numeric & Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group and the editors of the forthcoming ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook.