We are fortunate to have David Nolfi serve as Editorial Review Group Chair in Library and Information Science for Doody’s Review Service since late 2003, far exceeding his original commitment of three years. Since late 2003, we have sent him 161 titles and he and 58 colleagues he has recruited have reviewed 116 of them.
Mr. Nolfi, MLS, AHIP is the Health Sciences Librarian & Library Assessment Coordinator at Duquesne University’s Gumberg Library. He received his masters in library science from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences and is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
At Duquesne, Mr. Nolfi is the liaison to the Schools of Health Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy, and currently chairs Duquesne’s University Grievance Committee for Faculty. He was the first librarian to serve on the university’s Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee, and served as its cochair for several years. He was a leader of the committee’s efforts to write the Dimensions of a Duquesne Education, assess information literacy in undergraduate programs, and use the Association of American Colleges & Universities VALUE Rubrics within academic programs.
Prior to joining Duquesne, Mr. Nolfi worked as a medical librarian with responsibility for planning and marketing continuing medical education activities at The Washington Hospital. He previously worked at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System and Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.
Mr. Nolfi has been an active member of the Medical Library Association (MLA). He currently serves as cochair of the 2018 National Program Committee. He previously served as Chair of the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section (NAHRS) and Mid-Atlantic Chapter as well as cochair of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting.
Given his interest in how librarians can participate in institutional leadership, Mr. Nolfi has presented on related topics at a number of meetings including MLA, the Association of College & Research Libraries, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Library Management Institute, and the Pennsylvania Library Association. He believes that librarians should seek to be directly involved with faculty research and has published and presented with nursing and allied health faculty in varied publications and conferences.