New Associate University Librarian

Stephanie Kerns, MLS, has joined OHSU as the new Associate University Librarian for Information & Research Services.

Stephanie was most recently the Head of Information and Access Services at Tufts University’s Hirsh Health Science Library. Previously she served as Head of Education and Outreach and Curriculum Librarian at the Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, where she was also liaison to several programs, including PA, MD, Public Health, Family Medicine, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. She has worked at Georgetown University, University of Southern California, Pepperdine University, and California State University. She received a Masters in Library Science and a Bachelors of Arts in English with a certificate in Women’s Studies, both from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Stephanie is an experienced educator and teacher. She is committed to education in the health sciences, teaching in courses on medical decision making, evidence based medicine, information literacy and problem based learning. She has created faculty development training on topics including copyright, fair use and authors’ rights, EndNote, and using audience response systems effectively.

She has served on curriculum and education committees, and she was a member of the MD Curriculum Renewal Steering Committee at Northwestern University. Stephanie is an active member of the Medical Library Association, currently serving on the MLA Technology Advisory Committee. She regularly publishes and presents on the topic of health sciences education and technology.

Please join the OHSU Library in welcoming Stephanie Kerns to OHSU and Portland.