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Roy Brown

Research and Education Librarian

Assistant Professor
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Research and Education

(804) 828-1592
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 144-B


  • M.L.I.S. Library and Information Science, University of Oklahoma, 2009
  • B.S.Ed. Secondary Social Science Education, Western Carolina University, 1992

Previous professional experience

  • Medical Librarian, Griffin Memorial Hospital, 2010
  • Substitute Medical Librarian, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Library, 2009-2010
  • Graduate Assistant/Reference Librarian, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2008-2009
  • Online Social Studies Teacher, Advanced Academics, 2005-2010
  • Social Studies Teacher, Wake County Public Schools, 2002-2005

Selected publications

  • An, K., Salyer, J., Brown, R. E., Kao, H. S., Starkweather, A., & Shim, I. (2015). Salivary Biomarkers of Chronic Psychosocial Stress and CVD Risks: A Systematic ReviewBiological Research for Nursing. doi:10.1177/1099800415604437
  • McGrath, J.M., Brown, R.E., Samra, H.A. (2012). Before you search the literature: How to prepare and get the most out of citation databases. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 12(3).
  • Brady, K., Brown, R., Johnson, E., Jones, E., Henderson, M., Ladd, D., Lubker, I., McDaniel, J. (2012). Profiles in science for science librarians: John Bennett Fenn. Science & Technology Libraries, 31(1).

Selected presentations

  • Brown, R. (2013). Transitioning from library-based to embedded in a school community: One librarian's case study. Poster at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. 

Selected university service

  • Undergraduate Program Committee, VCU School of Nursing
  • Master's Program Committee, VCU School of Nursing
  • Doctoral Program Committee, VCU School of Nursing
  • Nursing Research Advisory Committee, VCU Health System
  • Nursing Evidence Based Practice Council, VCU Health System

Selected VCU Libraries service 

  • Diversity Committee, Chair
  • Grievance Board 

Professional organizations

  • Medical Library Association
    • Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section, Ad Hoc Standards Committee
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA
    • Honors and Awards Committee
    • Research and Assessment Committee

Research interests

  • 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

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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