Lisa Adriani, MLS, AHIP
Research and Instruction Librarian
Edward and Barbara Netter Library
Editor’s note: On a regular basis we publish profiles of librarians who have been an integral part of Doody Enterprises, whether they have served on our Library Board of Advisors, or as a Librarian Selector for Doody’s Core Titles, or on the editorial board for Doody’s Special Topics list. This month, we are profiling a librarian who has served as a Guest Author for Doody’s Collection Development Monthly and is a Doody’s Review Service subscriber, Lisa Adriani from Quinnipiac University.
Where do you currently work and what is your position?
I am a Research and Instruction Librarian at Quinnipiac University in the Edward and Barbara Netter Library in Connecticut. I mainly collaborate with the School of Health Sciences which is composed of several allied health programs. I feel fortunate I get to work with engaged students and excellent faculty.
Provide a brief description of your library and its services.
The Edward and Barbara Netter Library is one of three libraries at Quinnipiac University. It serves the schools of medicine, nursing, and health sciences. The library provides comprehensive resources and services, and facilitates access to databases, books, and journals. The library’s focus is to provide primarily an electronic collection available 24/7 from on or off campus.
When did you start in medical librarianship? What was your position? With what institution?
I entered medical librarianship in 2007 as a clinical librarian at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut, where I stayed until 2013. The environment was supportive, and my colleagues were passionate. That position required working with several residency programs, staff and students at the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, and clinical and nonclinical staff. I provided reference and instructional services, attended morning reports, M & M conferences and grand rounds.
Name two of the most important issues facing medical/health sciences librarianship today.
As a former clinical librarian, I am concerned about the closure of hospital libraries and loss of librarian positions, as they are essential to improve patient outcomes and are partners in education and clinical care. I am also concerned with misinformation. Misinformation is a problem that is found everywhere, including academia. To combat this, my goal is to teach information literacy and to incorporate critical appraisal skills into student learning.
Why have you subscribed to Doody’s Review Service for many years?
It is a useful tool for locating relevant resources and I use it for selecting and researching resources for the many academic health fields that I work with. It is easy to use for finding book titles and it is reliable, trustworthy, and saves time.