DCT Librarian Selector Profile: Neil Nero, MLIS, AHIP 
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Neil A. Nero, MLIS, AHIP 
Medical Librarian 
Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library 
Cleveland Clinic 

Editor’s note: This month, we are celebrating Neil Nero, who has served as a Librarian Selector for Doody’s Core TItles since 2021. 

Where do you currently work and what is your position? 

I am a medical librarian at the Cleveland Clinic. I focus on outreach and instruction for our main campus. 

Provide a brief description of your library and its services. 

The Cleveland Clinic Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library, along with its regional and satellite libraries, provides access to physical and electronic materials, interlibrary loan, and support to all Cleveland Clinic caregivers. Services we provide include instruction, literature searches, and systematic review assistance. 

When did you start in health sciences librarianship? What was your position? With what institution? 

I started in health sciences librarianship four years ago in my current position. Previously, I was a science librarian at Wellesley College, and a behavioral sciences librarian at Princeton University. 

Name two of the most important issues facing the profession today. 

A few things I focus on are outreach and instruction. Everything starts with outreach and awareness. My colleagues and I spend a good amount of time promoting the library and our services. Once the message gets out that we have a library full of resources and a staff eager and willing to help, caregivers reach out for the research support and instructional services that we provide.   

What is one innovation, product, or service in your library that you’re excited about? 

I’m most excited about assisting in systematic reviews. I get to work collaboratively with doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, and students using my skills as a librarian to thoroughly search the literature in multiple databases, document the search process in the systematic review software, and write the search methodology of the paper. 

Why do you serve as Librarian Selector? 

I like to be aware of the latest resources in collection development. 

Anything else you’d like to share? 

I’m looking forward to watching lots of Cleveland Guardians baseball this summer. 

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