Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh
Print This Page Print this pages

July 23, 2009

Grant to support new SIS/HSLA program

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced a grant of $911,311 to support the creation and implementation of a new program, the post-master’s degree Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Sciences Librarianship.

The program will be managed jointly by the School of Information Sciences (SIS) and the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS). It will offer students with a Master of Library and Information Science degree specialized preparation for professional positions in health sciences libraries through online coursework.

The 15-credit certificate of advanced study program will address such issues as evidence-based medicine, teaching and instruction in a health care setting, clinical librarianship, expert searching of medical resources and integration of information resources in electronic health records.

Coordinators are Barbara Epstein, HSLS director; Nancy Tannery, HSLS associate director for user services; Chris Tomer, SIS associate professor, and Susan Alman, SIS director of distance education and outreach.

For more information, contact Alman at 4-5142 or

Leave a Reply