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Dana Ladd

Community Health Education Center Librarian

Assistant Professor
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Research and Education

(804) 628-2429
Community Health Education Center, Gateway Building Ground Floor
dlladd@vcu.edu

Education

  • Doctoral student, Social and Behavioral Health, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, in progress
  • S.L.I.S. Specialist in Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, 2007
  • M.S. Information Science, University of Tennessee, 2000
  • B.A. History, College of William and Mary, 1994 

Previous Professional Experience

  • Electronic Resources Librarian II, Williamsburg Regional Library, 2004-2006
  • Adult Services Librarian I, Williamsburg Regional Library, 2001-2004
  • Assistant Branch Manager, Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 2001

Teaching Experience

  • Health and Human Performance Community Health Education Internship Site Supervisor, VCU
  • Multicultural Health Resources: Finding Spanish Language Consumer Health Information, VCU
  • Providing Health Information to Patients: An Elective for Fourth Year Medical Students, VCU
  • Pulling it All Together: Finding Consumer Health Information, VCU

Selected Publications

  • Ladd, D. & Altshuler, A. (2013). Medical Library Association guide to finding out about diabetes: The best print and electronic sources. Neal-Schuman Publishers.
  • Brady, K., Brown, R., Johnson, E., Jones, S., Henderson, M., Ladd, D., Lubker, I., McDaniel, J. (2012). Profiles in science for science librarians: John Bennett Fenn. Science & Technology in Libraries, 31(1).
  • Ladd, D. (Submitted 2012). Review of: The big squeeze: A social and political history of the controversial mammogram. Library Journal Book Reviews. 
  • Ladd, D. (Submitted 2012). Review of: Buena Salud guide to arthritis and your life. Library Journal Book Reviews.  
  • Ladd, D. (2012). Review of: Lung cancer: A guide to diagnosis and treatment. CAPHIS Consumer Connection, 28(1).
  • Ladd, D. (2012). Review of: Cancer clinical trials: A commonsense guide to experimental cancer therapies and clinical trials. Library Journal Book Reviews. 
  • Ladd, D. (2012). Review of: Confessions of a surgeon: The good, the bad, and the complicated...life behind the o.r. doors. Library Journal Book Reviews. 
  • Ladd, D. (2012). Review of: 100,000 hearts: A surgeon's memoir. Library Journal Book Reviews.
  • Ladd, D. (2010). Dystonia: Information from the internet. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 14(4).
  • Ladd, D. (2009). Pulmonary hypertension: Information from the internet. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 13(2).

Selected Presentations

  • Ladd, D. & Amick, S. (2011). Building relationships through monthly health and wellness presentations. Presented at MLA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Ladd, D. & Amick, S. (2010). Building relationships through monthly health and wellness presentations. Presented at MAC/MLA Annual Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Ladd, D. & Jones, S. (2009). Developing a consumer health library orientation and class for library interns and volunteers. Poster presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
  • Jones, S. & Ladd, D. (2009). iFusions: Integrating a consumer health library into the academic medical center community. Poster presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
  • Ladd, D. & Leisey, M. (2008). CHEC at five: History, lessons and challenges of opening and operating a consumer health library. Presented at MAC/MLA Meeting, Morgantown, WV.

Selected University Service

  • VCU Libraries Peer Review Committee
  • VCU Health System Health Literacy Task Force 
  • Community Health Education Center Advisory Committee, Co-chair
  • Community Health Education Center Steering Committee
  • Interdisciplinary Patient Education Committee

Professional Organizations

  • Medical Library Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • American Library Association  

Collection Management Subject Areas

  • Consumer health

Research Interests

  • Consumer health; health literacy 

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-0636

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