Head of Research, Education and Outreach Services
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Katherine Downton leads a team of six liaison librarians who support and collaborate with the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). She has years of experience providing expert search services; participating on systematic review teams; and training students, faculty, and clinicians in searching for evidence. She also has past experience as a Coordinator of Instruction in libraries and has served as a liaison to diverse fields in the health and social sciences. Since 2010, she has been an active participant in the Medical Library Association and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA. She received her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.