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Research & Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences
Welcome! I am so delighted you are visiting my page because I am the Research & Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences partnering with faculty and students in degree programs for the College of Health Sciences including the School of Nursing, Department of Human Sciences, Kinesiology, and Department of Public Health. I am passionate about health information, and I am available to help any student or faculty member find trusted sources of information not provided by Dr. Google…a place and space without pop-up ads!
I have a ton of corporate library experience and have traveled across the US and oversees supporting competitive intelligence for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. I am a first gen college student earning a BS in Nutrition from Penn State, and MS in Information Science from Drexel University. I am also one of seven US librarian's to earn 22 credits in 2021 as Advanced Interprofessional Informationist (IPI-PMC) through a grant funded program, so I know what it is to be a student! I hope you will let me help you to readily find trusted sources of health information.
Lisa's Top 5 Books
The Midnight Library by
Publication Date: 2020-09-29
The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
What the Eyes Don't See by
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water--and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don't See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself--an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family's activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice. What the Eyes Don't See is a riveting account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their--and all of our--children.
Our Missing Hearts by
Publication Date: 2022-10-04
From the #1 bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, comes the inspiring new novel about a mother's unshakeable love. Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a university library. His mother Margaret, a Chinese American poet, left without a trace when he was nine years old. He doesn't know what happened to her--only that her books have been banned--and he resents that she cared more about her work than about him. Then one day, Bird receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, and soon he is pulled into a quest to find her. His journey will take him back to the many folktales she poured into his head as a child, through the ranks of an underground network of heroic librarians, and finally to New York City, where he will finally learn the truth about what happened to his mother, and what the future holds for them both. Our Missing Hearts is an old story made new, the ways supposedly civilized communities can ignore the most searing injustice. It's about the lessons and legacies we pass on to our children, and the power of art to create change.
Forgiving What You Can't Forget by
Publication Date: 2020-11-17
You deserve to stop suffering because of what other people have done to you. Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind You know you can't go on like this, but you don't know what to do next. Lysa TerKeurst has wrestled through this journey. But in surprising ways, she's discovered how to let go of bound-up resentment and overcome the resistance to forgiving people who aren't willing to make things right. With deep empathy, therapeutic insight, and rich Bible teaching coming out of more than 1,000 hours of theological study, Lysa will help you: Learn how to move on when the other person refuses to change and never says they're sorry. Walk through a step-by-step process to free yourself from the hurt of your past and feel less offended today. Discover what the Bible really says about forgiveness and the peace that comes from living it out right now. Identify what's stealing trust and vulnerability from your relationships so you can believe there is still good ahead. Disempower the triggers hijacking your emotions by embracing the two necessary parts of forgiveness.
Mind over Moment by
Publication Date: 2020-09-03
Have you ever felt like you are surviving each day, barely hanging on until weekends, doing your best to keep commitments yet often feeling like you're falling short? We are busier than we have ever been, frantically juggling personal and professional responsibilities, trying to keep up with endless demands on our time, energy, and attention, and it is taking a toll on our physical and mental health. It is time to take back control. Mind Over Moment is a science-based approach that allows you to become aware of your habits, beliefs, and behaviors to determine whether they are supporting the life you want or sabotaging it. Entrepreneur, best-selling author, and two-time TEDx speaker Anne Grady provides an arsenal full of practical tools and actionable strategies to help you break out of reactivity, reduce stress and anxiety, and create a life of purpose on purpose.With humor, wit, and raw vulnerability, Anne shares how she has put these principles into practice in her own life to survive the daily trauma of raising a child with severe special needs. In Mind Over Moment, she shows you how to do the same, challenging you to get out of your comfort zone, crush self-limiting beliefs, and break through barriers keeping you stuck to create the life you truly deserve.Life is a collection of moments. Make them count.
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