Joanne Gard Marshall

Photo of Joanne Gard Marshall Joanne Gard Marshall is an Alumni Distinguished Professor at the School of Information & Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she served as Dean from 1999 to 2004. Joanne is also a Senior Research Scientist at the UNC Institute on Aging. In addition to her Ph.D. in Public Health, Joanne holds at Master of Health Science Degree from McMaster University and a Master of Library Science degree from McGill University. In 2005 she received an honorary doctorate from McGill University in recognition of her contribution to improving research and practice in health library and information services. Joanne teaches SILS courses in health information, evidence-based information practice, library effectiveness, and cultural institutions. She has also served as Field Experience Coordinator.

Prior to 1999, Joanne was a faculty member at the University of Toronto. Before assuming her faculty appointment at the University of Toronto, Joanne worked for 15 years as a librarian in various academic and health sciences libraries. During 2004-2005 she served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA). Joanne has received a number of awards from MLA including a doctoral fellowship and the Eliot Prize for the most significant research in medical librarianship for 1982 and 1992, and the Donald Lindberg Fellowship in 2010. She received the Award of Outstanding Achievement from the Canadian Health Libraries Association in 1992 as well as several awards from the Special Libraries Association (SLA) including the H.W. Wilson Award in 1997, the John Cotton Dana Award 1998 and the Factiva National Leadership Award in 2004. She is a fellow of both the Medical Library Association and the Special Libraries Association.

Joanne's major research projects since coming to UNC include the development of NC Health Info Workforce Issues in Information and Library Science; Evaluation of the Lifelong Access Libraries initiative of Libraries for the Future; and the Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care In 2007, Joanne chaired the 4th International Conference on Evidence-based Library and Information Practice held in Chapel Hill, NC For a YouTube interview on her research, click here: Interview with Joanne Gard Marshall. In her spare time, Joanne enjoys gardening and teaching yoga.

Check out the last page of this issue of University Gazette for an article about Joanne's yoga instruction!

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