Health Sciences Librarianship: Roles & Opportunities


Dates: June 3 - June 30

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Health sciences librarians are information professionals who have special knowledge in quality health information resources. By helping physicians, allied health professionals, administrators, students, faculty, and researchers stay abreast of and learn about new developments in their fieldsThey work in a variety of environments which include academia, hospitals, industry, and government, and possess a special skill set to evaluate the quality, authenticity and accuracy of health information from a variety of resources. They implement innovative strategies to access and deliver important information for patient care, research, and publication. However, there is a lack of available training and education in health sciences librarianship and often librarians who take on this roll are left to learn on the job. This course will introduce librarians to the most common specialties found in health sciences librarianship.

By completing the modules, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the professional roles that are part of the healthcare team.
2. Describe the different settings health sciences librarians work in and the roles they take
on in these environments.
3. Describe the how health sciences librarians support research and scholarly activity.
4. Employ modern health sciences education andragogy and innovative teaching
techniques to deliver essential education to contribute to patient care, scientific
research, and clinical publications.

Course Information



1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Jaclyn Morales

Jaclyn Morales has been a medical librarian for over 10 years and is currently the senior librarian at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, part of the Northwell Health System. She is responsible for collaborating with various GME and nursing education programs and departments to develop and execute educational programs that meet its strategic goals and initiatives. Prior to her role at North Shore, she was a Health Sciences Librarian for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John’s University. Jaclyn is an active member of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and is also the current chair of the Liberty Chapter of MLA.

Stacy F. Posillico

Stacy F. Posillico, MLS, JD, AHIP-D is the Senior Librarian for the Northwell Health Eastern Region Hospitals. She received her M.L.S. with a Certificate of Academic Excellence from St. John’s University. Ms. Posillico is a leader in several library professional organizations and regularly presents at professional conferences. As an academic hospital educator, her research interests include advancing the writing and dissemination skills of practicing clinicians, promoting the voices of new and diverse clinical authors and citations to their work, and innovation in hospital library organization.

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Special Session

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.


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