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Irene Lubker

Research and Education Librarian (Assistant Professor)

Tompkins-McCaw Library, Research and Education

(804) 828-2004
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 144-A
imlubker@vcu.edu

Education

  • M.L.S. Library Science, North Carolina Central University, 2004
  • M.P.H. Public Health Nutrition, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1999
  • B.A. Business Administration, Warren Wilson College, 1992

Previous Professional Experience

  • Research Librarian, User Services, Tompkins McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, 2005-2006
  • Graduate Intern, contractor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Institutes of Environmental Health Services, University of North Carolina, 2003-2004
  • Graduate Assistant in Reference Services, North Carolina State University Libraries, 2002-2005
  • Community Nutritionist, Piedmont Health Services, 2002-2005

Selected Presentations

  • Wright, B., Lubker, I., Jones, S., Purcell, K. (2013). A common wealth of public health and primary care information. Poster presented at Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium, Richmond, VA.  
  • Wright, B., Lubker, I., Purcell, K. (2013). A common wealth of public health and primary care information. Computer presentation and exhibit of new Web site at Virginia Public Health Association Spring Conference, Richmond, VA. 
  • Lubker, I. (2012). Intersection of public health with Christianity in a poor Malawi village: Wellness through taking care of the whole person. Poster presented at American Public Health Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.  
  • Lubker, I. & Wright, B. (2010). Librarians outside the library: Benefits Realized. Paper presented at Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. 
  • Lubker, I., Wright, B.A., Henderson, M.E., Green, M.J. (2009). Restructuring a service desk to refocus reference services outside the library: One library’s experience. Poster presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
  • Lubker, I., Williams, A.T., Hughes, K.T., Wright, B.A., Shipman, J.P., Canevari, C.S. (2008). Connecting with customers: Customer service training for library staff. Poster presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Lubker, I., Hughes, K.M., Williams, A.T., Stone, V.L., Canevari, C.S. (2008). Navigating the peaks and valleys of the virtual classroom. Paper presented at Medical Library Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Meeting, Morgantown, WV.
  • Lubker, I., Canevari, C.S., Wright, B.A., Henderson, M.E., Jones, S.D., Green, M.J., Shipman, J.P. (2008). Reconstructing reference to become strategic partners in research initiatives. Paper presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Lubker, I. & Henderson, M.E. (2008). Using RefShare to compliment resource guides. Poster presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Selected Publications

  • 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 Libraries, 31(1): 46-63.
  • Lubker, I. (2011). 9.7 Epidemiology. In L.L. Thompson, E. Carrigan, M.L. Higa, R. Tobia (Eds.), The Medical Library Association's Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences.
  • Lubker, I. (2011). 9.7.1. Molecular epidemiology. In L.L. Thompson, E. Carrigan, M.L. Higa, R. Tobia (Eds.), The Medical Library Association's Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences.
  • Lubker, I., Wright, B., Henderson, M.E., Canevari, C.S. (2010). Refocusing reference services outside the library building: One library's experience. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 29(3):218-228.

Selected University Service

  • University Appeal Board

Professional Organizations

  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association
  • American Library Association 
  • American Public Health Association
  • Medical Library Association
  • Mid Atlantic Chapter of MLA, Research and Assessment Committee
  • American Dietic Association

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based healthcare; public health; adult education; health disparities; diversity in libraries

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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