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Margaret Henderson

Director, Research Data Management

Associate Professor
Tompkins-McCaw Library

(804) 628-2714
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 144-E


  • M.L.I.S. Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario, 1986
  • B.Sc. Hons. Ecology and Evolution, University of Western Ontario, 1984
  • Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics, Oregon Health and Sciences University, 2012

Previous Professional Experience

  • Library Specialist, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, VCU, 2006-2013
  • Librarian Consultant, Bon Secours Richmond Health System, 2004-2009
  • Librarian Consultant, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library, 2000-2007
  • Director of Libraries and Archives, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1992-1999
  • Education Manager, DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1990-1992

Teaching Experience

  • Scientific Writing and Grantsmanship 
  • Evidence-Based Medicine for Ob/Gyn Clerkship students
  • Resources for Internal Medicine Residents
  • Genetics Resources lectures for biology and medicine students
  • Basic and Advanced PubMed

Selected Presentations

  • Henderson, M.E. (2012). Librarians connecting EHR data. Paper presented at the MLA Quad Chapter Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Henderson, M. (2010). Do we need third-party PubMed/MEDLINE tools? Lightning poster at Annual Meeting, Medical Library Association.
  • Henderson, M. & Colglazier, M. (2008). A cost-saving strategy on the horizon: Deep discount pricing on society journal site licenses based on professional membership expenses. Poster presented at Annual Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association. 
  • Henderson, M. & Colglazier, M. (2008). Helping nurses reach for magnet status: Facilitating collaboration and information sharing. Poster presented at Annual Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association. 
  • Henderson, M., Wright, B.A., Canevari, C.S., Lubker, I.M. (2008). Striving for new peaks in reference services: Becoming strategic partners in research initiatives. Paper presented at Annual Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association. 
  • Henderson, M. & Lubker, I. (2008). Using RefShare to complement resource guides. Poster presented at Annual Meeting, Medical Library Association. 

Selected Publications

  • Henderson, M. (2013). Review of: The Philadelphia chromosome: A mutant gene and the quest to cure cancer at the genetic level. Library Journal, 138(9), 97.
  • Henderson, M. (2013). Review of: Facilitating access to the web of data: A guide for librarians. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 52(3), 255-256.
  • Henderson, M. (2013). Review of: Why humans like to cry: The evolutionary origins of tragedy. Library Journal, 138(5), 124.
  • Henderson, M. (2013). Review of: Textiles: The art of mankind. Library Journal, 138(5), 99.
  • Brady, K., Brown, R., Johnson, E., Jones, S., Henderson, M., Ladd, D., et al. (2012). Profiles in science for science librarians: John Bennett Fenn. Science & Technology Libraries, 31, 46-63.
  • Henderson, M. (2012). Review of: Beyond the magic bullet: The anti-cancer cocktail; A new approach to beating cancer. Library Journal, 137(5), 126-126.
  • Henderson, M. (2012). Review of: Advanced textiles for health and well-being. Library Journal, 137(3), 102-102
  • Henderson, M. (2011). Internet resources: Personalized medicine. MLA News, 51(3), 8.
  • Henderson, M. (2011). Tropical Medicine and Regenerative Medicine sections. In L. L. Thompson (Ed.), The medical library association's mater guide to authoritative information resources in health sciences. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
  • Lubker, I.M., Henderson, M.E., Canevari, C.S., Wright, B.A. (2010). Refocusing reference services outside the library building: One library's experience. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 29(3), 218-228. doi:10.1080/02763869.2010.494478

Selected University Service

  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • SOM Information Technology Advisory Committee

Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
  • Association for Information Science and Technology
  • Medical Library Association
    • Continuing Education Committee
    • Molecular Biology and Genomics Special Interest Group, Convener
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the MLA
    • Research and Assessment Committee, 2009-12

Community Activities

  • Science Fair Judge, Metro Richmond STEM Fair, sponsored by the Math Science Innovation Center

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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