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Mark Paul Mac Eachern
I am an informationist at the University of Michigan (UM) Taubman Health Sciences Library (THSL). As an informationist, I work closely with health students and professionals on education and research projects in the health profession schools and departments throughout Michigan Medicine. I teach a fair amount about advanced search methods (for, say, systematic reviews) and evidence-based practice skills, and frequently collaborate with researchers on projects that involve significant literature searches. I led the development of the edX course Advanced Literature Searching in the Health Sciences, with much help from my colleagues in both the THSL and Academic Innovation. I currently serve as faculty on the Medical Library Association's Research Training Institute, which is designed to provide information professionals with an opportunity to pursue research with mentorship and support. Previously, I co-developed and led the flipped continuing education course Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians from 2013 - 2017.
I am the THSL liaison to the following schools and programs:
- School of Dentistry
Institute of Healthcare Policy and Innovation
And the following divisions and departments in Michigan Medicine:
- Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes
- Orthopaedic surgery
I obtained the Master of Library of Information Science degree from the University of Western Ontario (now Western University), did an internship at McMaster University, and have worked at THSL since 2007.