Michele Mason-Coles came to Darnall Medical Library as a Clinical Librarian in 2015. She serves as the liaison to the Department of Pediatrics, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In this role, she attends ward rounds, conducts real-time searches of the medical literature to inform patient care, participates in clinically relevant forums, including journal club, morning report.
Ms. Mason-Coles is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and provides guidance and offers instruction on evidence-based practice, database use, searching the medical literature, and citation management to clinicians and trainees; she also provides literature search and database instruction for nursing, various allied health departments, as well as for WRNMMC staff upon request.
Feel free to contact me with your clinical questions, patient care topics, or literature search topics. We can meet for a 1:1 consultation or schedule a group session at your office location, the library, or other convenient WR meeting spaces. I am happy to provide instruction on searching the literature, database use, managing citations, your project and other library related topics.
I have a special interest in patient health education and can guide staff and patients in using the patient health education resources that are available including our homegrown Patient Health Education Portal!
Federal Librarian of the Year FY18, FEDLINK, Library of Congress, 2019
Medical Library Association; Health Information Service to Older Adults at the Bedside Seattle, WA, 2013
St. John’s University DLIS colloquium; Health Sciences Librarianship, 2013
Medical Library Association; Pivoting Clinical Librarian Integration in the Wake of The Pandemic. Washington D.C., 2021
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After-hours access to the library is available to WRNMMC Staff via the CDO at 301-295-4611.