Breakout Session

Immersion Session

Innovation & Research Practice Immersion Session 4

4:30 PM - 5:55 PM
Room: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Plaza Ballroom (East Tower, Lobby/Green Level)


Michelle Kraft, AHIP

Director Medical Library
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Michelle Kraft, MLS, AHIP is the Director of Library Services at the Cleveland Clinic Health System which includes the Cleveland Clinic main campus, 8 community hospitals and a hospital in Abu Dhabi. As Director, Michelle works toward providing services and resources to the entire Cleveland Clinic Health System. Due to the divers nature of the hospitals within the system, providing resources and services can be a challenge, she is always working towards the goal of providing the same quality resources services across the health system’s libraries to support patient care, research and education.
Michelle has served as Board Member of the Medical Library Association and later she served as President of the association. She is very active in technology and education. She has authored several articles on the use of technology in the library and the use of social media in librarianship. She is the author of the Krafty Librarian, a blog focused on the interests of medical librarianship and can be found discussing librarianship and Cleveland Browns football on Twitter as @Krafty.


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Gerald (Jerry) Perry, AHIP, FMLA

Associate Dean, and Director, University of Arizona Health Sciences Library
University of Arizona Libraries
University of Arizona, Tucson
Tucson, Arizona

Gerald (Jerry) Perry, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, is Associate Dean of the University of Arizona Libraries and Director of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library. He received his MLS degree from the State University of New York-Buffalo. Perry is active in MLA, has served on the Board of Directors, and is a past president. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Medial Library Association and the open access journal, Biomedical Digital Libraries (BioMed Central). Perry is also active in the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), for which he is presently serving on the Board of Directors. Past AAHSL/MLA commitments include service on the MLA/AAHSL Joint Legislative Task Force. He has published extensively on library administration, medical and consumer informatics, and evidence-based practice. His honors include selection as an inaugural fellow in the National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellow Program.


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