Health and Wellness Librarian
Health and Wellness Library
Dana L. Ladd MS, Ph.D, AHIP has twenty years of experience as a librarian and is currently an associate professor on the faculty at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences and is the Health and Wellness Librarian.
At the Health and Wellness Library, Dr. Ladd manages the daily operations of the library, supervises and trains staff, provides consumer health information services for patients, their family members, and the public, and teaches health information classes. She also plans and coordinates health and wellness events and presentations and coordinates the center’s participation in local and community health fairs.
Dr. Ladd earned her doctorate degree in Social and Behavioral Science from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Her dissertation focused on the information needs and information sources of patients diagnosed with rare cancers. She received her MS in Information Science from the University of Tennessee and Specialist Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina where she specialized in health sciences and consumer health information.
Ladd has an extensive record of scholarship and most notably co-authored “A Medical Library Association Guide to Diabetes Information and Resources.” The book received a Library Journal Starred review. She also authored several journal articles and a book chapter titled, “What Patients Need to Know: Information Needs and Sources of Patients with Rare Cancer” in the Textbook of Uncommon Cancer. She has presented at state, regional, and national library conferences.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CT