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About the Library: Sarah Clarke, MSLS, AHIP

Profile of Darnall Medical Library Staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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Sarah Clarke, Medical Reference Librarian

  Sarah Clarke, MSLS, AHIP

  Clinical Librarian

(301) 319-2484

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Sarah Clarke, MSLS, AHIP


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 resources on the library website and the hospital's mobile app, MilMed. Ms. Clarke is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and provides guidance and offers instruction on evidence-based practice, database use, searching the medical literature, and citation management to clinicians, trainees, and all WRNMMC staff upon request. She co-directs the library's medical humanism collection and book club, serves on the Hospital Ethics Committee, and is a liaison to the Department of Quality and Patient Safety. 

  • Elected member and Secretary of the 2022-2024 DTIC (Defense Technical Information Center) User Council. 
  • 2021-2022 Chair of the Federal Libraries Caucus of the Medical Library Association. 
  • Recipient of the Medical Library Association's 2020 Rittenhouse Award for her research report, "Data Sharing Barriers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks."
  • Recipient of a Civilian Achievement Award for her service and response to COVID-19, January-June 2020. 
Background and Education

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.

  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLS) from Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Women's Studies from the University of Maryland University College
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) Provisional member; AHIP is a peer-reviewed, accomplishment/portfolio-based certification and career development program for health information professionals 
How I can help

Sarah can assist with any reference questions you may have: questions regarding library policies, book or journal recommendations, content access issues, etc; or more in depth questions resulting in comprehensive literature searching. 

She can provide one-on-one or group tutorials on database searching, citation management, evidence-based medicine/practice, or general library orientation. 

And if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for the library's website, quarterly newsletter, or MilMed, please let her know!   

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