Meet our new Research and Education Librarian!

Kerry Dhakal, MAA, MLS, AHIP

The College of Nursing has a new liason librarian to the Health Sciences Library.  Kerry Dhakal has both a Masters of Library Science and a Masters of Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland and a BA in Anthropology from The Ohio State University. She is also a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals in the Medical Library Association.

She has previously served as clinical librarian for the Inova Health System (one of the top hospital systems in the Washington, DC region). There, she collaborated with nurses and nursing leaders to implement evidence-based practice processes and projects. Most recently, she acted as a liaison to 10 interdisciplinary nursing project teams that were awarded grants to implement evidence-based practice in the clinical setting. She also consulted on nursing research activities as a member of the Inova Nursing Research and EBP Councils and consulted and taught RN to BSN/MSN staff nurses about information literacy, literature reviews, and citation management.

Prior to working at Inova, Kerry served as a medical reference librarian the National Library of Medicine and worked as an evaluator of community health programs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as the World Health Organization.

Find out more about how Kerry can assist you with your teaching and scholarly pursuits in the College of Nursing by viewing her presentation below.