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NAHSL: Member Highlights

North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, Inc., A regional chapter of the Medical Library Association

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Do you have a highlight that you'd like to share with other NAHSL members? Contact Jessie Casella, NAHSL Marketing Committee Chair with your information and we'll be sure to add you to our Highlight Reel. We look forward to celebrating with you here.

NAHSL 2015 Highlight Reel

Latest Member Highlights

Rich Mcintyre

Congratulations to Rich McIntyre who received his MSLIS and MSIS from Drexel University in June 2017.  Rich has also been promoted to the position of Emerging Technologies Librarian at UCONN Library.


Paige Scudder

Congratulations to Paige Scudder who received her MLIS from Simmons College in January!  Paige is a Reference Assistant at the Hirsch Health Science Library at Tufts University.


Stephanie Friree Ford

Stephanie Friree Ford, MLIS, is the new Manager of Library Resources at the Mental Health Sciences Library at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.  Congratulations to Stephanie on her new position! Her former position as the Reference Librarian at the Howe Library at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston was a well-rounded position that prepared her for managing a hospital library. Prior to that role she was the Outreach and Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, located at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. While there, she taught PubMed and other National Library of Medicine resources across the New England Region and represented the NN/LM NER at a variety of conferences and events. She has also worked at the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School assisting on work related to a Public Health Information Access project. 

Stephanie received her MLIS from The University of Alabama and has a BS from the University of Massachusetts. She serves as the Bylaws Chairperson for The Massachusetts Health Sciences Libraries Network (MAHSLIN) and is on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Library System. She is an active member of North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, Inc. (NAHSL), the Medical Library Association, and is a new member of the Association of Mental Health Librarians (AMHL).


Elaine Martin

Congratulations to Elaine Martin for receiving the MLA Fellow Award!  MLA Fellows are current MLA members elected by the Board of Directors for sustained and outstanding contributions to health sciences librarianship and to the advancement of the purposes of MLA. Nominees must exemplify notable leadership, outstanding achievement, significant scholarship, and a professional reputation in the area of health sciences librarianship.



Lexi Brackett

Congratulations to Alexandria Brackett for receiving the MLA Rising Star Award!  In her current position as a clinical librarian, Lexi provides reference, information, research and consultation services to clinical professionals and users at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital.



Holly Grossetta Nardini


Congratulations to Holly Grossetta Nardini for receiving the Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year award! Holly is the Associate Director of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University. She participates in the overall leadership and management of the library, and directly oversees the research, clinical, education, collection development, scholarly communication, and technology services at the library. Previously she was the Coordinator of Expert Search Services and led a group of librarians who assisted faculty and trainees with systematic reviews and in-depth searching. As Coordinator of the Liaison Program, she provided research and instruction to the Yale departments of OB/GYN, Radiology, Ophthalmology, and Pediatrics. She has published many articles and is active in regional and national groups.



Sarah Carnes


Welcome new NAHSL member Sarah Carnes! Sarah is the Clinical Librarian at the Bedford VA Medical Center in Bedford, MA.  As a Veteran herself, Sarah is honored to provide health information services to both Veterans and the clinical research staff.  These services include consumer health, staff training, literature searches, and support throughout the research cycle. She regularly collaborates with community partners to increase awareness of the benefits and services available to Veterans as well as to augment the resources available through the VA.  She will be presenting about this collaboration at the American Library Association conference in June.

Sarah's undergraduate is in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia and her MLIS is from the University of Washington.  She is a member of Beta Phi Mu and the Academy of Health Information Professionals.  She began working at the Bedford VA Medical Center in February 2017. Prior to becoming a librarian, Sarah was an Army Officer in the Medical Service Corps, a strategic planner and manager in a healthcare system, and a consultant/planner/trainer with the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center.