Elaine MartinOffice: S2-696
Message from Elaine Martin
TitleDirector of Library Services and Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region
Brief BiographyElaine Russo Martin, MSLS, DA is director of the Lamar Soutter Library of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The library serves under contract by the National Library of Medicine as the Regional Medical Library for the six New England States and Dr. Martin also serves as the director of that program. Before joining UMass, Dr. Martin was director of the health sciences library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and served in various other professional positions in medical school libraries in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Washington state. Dr. Martin received her MSLS from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. and her doctorate in library science administration from Simmons College, Boston, MA. Her dissertation is entitled Team Effectiveness in Academic Medical Libraries: A Multiple Case Study. Her most recent research interests include using qualitative research methods to study the information needs of public health workers and the study of teamwork and leadership as they apply to academic medical libraries. Dr. Martin is a native New Englander. She is a member of the Medical Library Association and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, having just been elected its 2006-2007 president.
AppointmentsResearch Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health
Partnerships and Affiliations
- Humanities in Medicine Subcommittee
- Women's Faculty Committee
- Educational Policy Committee
- Faculty Council
- Library and Learning Resources Committee
Areas of Interest and ExpertiseBiomedical informatics; consumer health informatics; assessing the information needs of public health workforce; evidence-based public health; organizational development, in particular leadership and teamwork as they apply to medical libraries
Teaching and/or Research
- Health Sciences Librarianship, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
- Medical Librarianship, Simmons College, Boston, MA
- Continuing education workshops on the topics of how to conduct focus groups and teamwork in medical libraries
- Martin, E. "Team effectiveness and members as leaders." In: Making a Difference: Leadership and Academic Libraries. Peter Hernon and Nancy Rossiter, Eds. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. pps. 125-141.
- Gore, S. and Martin, E. "E-mental health: providing quality information." Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 2006 6(4):55-62.
- Martin, E.R. "Team Effectiveness in Academic Medical Libraries: a Multiple Case Study." Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2006 July 94(3):271-8.
- LaPelle, N.R., Luckmann, R. Simpson, E.H. and Martin, E.R. "Identifying Strategies to Improve Access to Credible and Relevant Information for Public Health Professionals: a Qualitative Study." BMC Public Health, 2006 6:89.
- Martin, E.R. et.al. "The Leadership Reconsidered Symposium: Report." Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2003 Apr 19(2):251-7.
- Telleen, S. and Martin, E.R. "Information Access for Public Health Professionals." Journal of Medical Systems, 2002 Dec 26(6):529-43.
- Walton, L. Hasson S. Ross, F. and Martin, E.R. "Outreach to Public Health Professionals: Lessons Learned from a Collaboration for a Public Health Project." Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 2000 Apr 88(2):165-71.
- Hollander, S. and Martin, E.R. "Public Health Departments in the Greater Midwest Region: A Profile of Connectivity and Information Technology Skills." Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 1999 July 87(3): 329-36.
- Simpson, E. H., LaPelle, N.R. and Martin, E.R. "Improving Access to Public Health Information: A Study of Information Needs in a State Health Department." Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, May 22, 2006.
- LaPelle, N. R., Simpson, E.H, Luckmann, R. and Martin, E.R. "Enhancing Evidence-based Information Access to Inform Public Health Practice." 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, ; Abstract 108127, Session 5134, Philadelphia, PA, December 14, 2005.
- Martin, E.R., Simpson, E. H. and Peterson, N. "Providing Evidence-based Public Health Resources: The Librarian's Role." North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, Annual Meeting, Providence, R. I., September 27, 2005.
- LaPelle, N.R., Simpson, E.H., Luckmann, R. and Martin, E.R. "Improving Access to Credible and Relevant Information for Public Health Professionals: A Qualitative Study of Information Needs in Communicable Disease Control," 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Abstract 81772, Session 3076, Washington, DC, November 8, 2004.
- Telleen, S.L., Simpson, E.H. and Martin, E.R. "Identifying Evidence-based Resources for Maternal and Child Health," 131st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Abstract 4289.6, San Francisco, CA., November 18, 2003.
- Simpson, E.H., Martin, E.R., Luckmann, R. and Telleen, S.L. "Evidence-based Resources for a Public Health Project," Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Mary 4, 2003.
Honors and Awards
- ISI/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award, Medical Library Association
- University of Massachusetts President's Award
- Journal of the Medical Library Association Editorial Board
- Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, President
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, 5/1/01-4/30/06, $6 million, renewed 5/1/06-4/30/11.
- Evidence Based Practice for Public Health (TS-0734), 2001-2004, ATPM/CDC/ATSDR Cooperative Agreement, $615,307.