VCU Libraries Faculty Vita
Education & Research Librarian
Research and Education
Room 144-B, Tompkins-McCaw Library
MLIS Library and Information Science . University of Oklahoma , 2009.
BSEd. Secondary Social Science Education . Western Carolina University , 1992.
Previous Professional Experience
Medical Librarian (Substitute)
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Library, October 2009 – November 2010
Griffin Memorial Hospital , March 2010 - November 2010
Graduate Assistant/ Reference Librarian
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center , July 2008 – August 2009
Social Studies Teacher (Online)
Advanced Academics, July 2005 – December 2010
Social Studies Teacher
Wake County Public Schools , August 2002 - June 2005
Social Studies Teacher / Department ChairGraham County Public Schools, August 1996 – June 2002
Brady, Kimberly. Brown, Roy. Johnson, Emily. Jones, Emily. Henderson, Margaret. Ladd, Dana. Lubker, Irene. McDaniel, Jennifer. (2012). Profiles in science for science librarians: John Bennett Fenn. Science & Technology Libraries, 31(1).
McGrath, J. M., Brown, R. E. & (Abou) Samra, H. (2012). Before you search the literature: How to prepare and get the most out of citation databases. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 12(3). (In Process)
University Committee Work
Undergrad Program Committee, Virginia Commonwealth School of Nursing
Masters Program Committee , Virginia Commonwealth School of Nursing
Doctoral Program Committee, Virginia Commonwealth School of Nursing
Nursing Research Advisory Committee, VCU Health System
VCU Libraries Committee Work
VCU Libraries Diversity Committee
VCU Libraries Brevance Board Member
American Library Association (Association of College and Research Libraries). 2008 - 2011 .
Medical Library Association (Medical Library Education, Educational Media & Technology). 2009 - Present .
MAC/MLA 2010 - Present
- Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting: Program Committee. 2011
- Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA Research & Assessment Committee. 2011 - present
- Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA Honors & Awards Committee. 2012 - present
- Accessibility of Information for Underserved Populations
- Evidence Based Practice and the role of the librarian in the decision making process
- Information Literacy / Health Information Literacy