Sarah Clarke joined the Darnall Medical Library (DML) team in September 2019. Her role as the library's Medical Reference Librarian allows her to assist patrons with reference questions and literature searches, while also helping maintain the library website. She has a special interest in empathy and medical humanism, and co-directs the library's medical humanism collection and book club. She serves on the Hospital Ethics Committee, and is a liaison to the Department of Quality and Patient Safety. Sarah created and maintains the DML COVID-19 LibGuide. She also helps manage the MilMed App.
Sarah is the Medical Library Association's 2020 Rittenhouse Award Recipient for her research report, "Data Sharing Barriers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks."
She is the 2020-2021 Chair-Elect for the Federal Libraries Caucus of the Medical Library Association.
Sarah Clarke came to WRNMMC in 2019, after completing her fellowship at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. From 2011-2018, she was employed at Fort Detrick, working for the Office of Research Protections Office at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and later at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Library.
She has a Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLS) from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion PA, and a BA in English with a minor in Women's Studies from the University of Maryland University College, Adelphi MD.
She is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), a peer-reviewed, accomplishment/portfolio-based certification and career development program for health information professionals. She has an advanced Disaster Information Specialization from the Medical Library Association.
Additional training courses completed include:
Sarah can assist with questions regarding library policies, book or journal recommendations, content access issues, reference questions, and literature searches.
Clarke, S., and Norton, C. Which Research Data Management Course is Right for Me? A Decision Tree to Pair Librarians with Training to Meet Professional Goals. Medical Library Association; Chicago, IL. 2019. doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/Z6R4Q.
Clarke, S., and Norton, C. Which Research Data Management Course is Right for Me? A Decision Tree to Pair Librarians with Training to Meet Professional Goals. Special Libraries Association; Cleveland, OH. 2019. doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/Z6R4Q.
Clarke, S., Arnesen, S., and Champ-Blackwell, S. Data Sharing Barriers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Roles for Librarians. 44th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. Broomfield, CO. 2019.
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