UW Health Sciences Library

Cabinet Portfolio: Health Sciences

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Health Sciences, Tania Bardyn, the Health Sciences Library is made up of five departments serving six health science schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Work), UW Medicine, WWAMI , HEALWA , and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 .


Clinical Research & Data Services (Director: Electra Enslow) is an innovative group of librarians that supports students, faculty, and staff in providing timely, evidence-based literature for the Health Sciences. This includes providing equitable clinical information across the WWAMI region. Our reach is felt throughout the Health Sciences at UW. Our programming supports Open Access, Data Management, and Research Impact through providing high-quality workshops and webinars. Our work is increasingly interdisciplinary as our Health Sciences Schools grow increasingly interdisciplinary. Through a lens of servant leadership and social justice, we provide consultations to constituents and thoughtful, high-value collection development, co-author peer-reviewed publications, and write grants with health sciences faculty.

HEALWA (Director: Patricia Devine) consists of two areas: HEALWA and Print and Electronic Resources. HEALWA is an innovative program to provide access to evidence-based resources to selected healthcare providers in Washington State. Created by legislation and funded by a portion of the license fees of the included professions, HEALWA serves practitioners working in rural setting, private practice, and smaller hospital and clinics which would otherwise not have access to current and authoritative resources. Print and Electronic Resources is tasked with maintaining access to the print and electronic collections of the Health Sciences Library, including updating ebook and video resources on the HSL website, troubleshooting and researching connection problems, usage statistics, updating holdings for interlibrary loan and resource sharing, catalog holdings, journal processing, and weeding and space Print and Electronic Resources staff support the Collections and Selections Librarians with reports, updates and discovery for pricing, placing orders, and tracking fund codes.

User Experience, Facilities & Administration (Head: Hendeke Araya) consists of User Experience and Administrative Services. Facilities Manager: Hendeke Araya; Head, User Experience: Margaret Holt.

Systems (Director: Adam Garrett) includes Web Team, Windows, Desktop, Security & Linux Support, and HSL Commons Computer Lab .

Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 5 (Executive Director: Cathy Burroughs) consists of one grant team with one PI (Bardyn) and three grant Cores (Overall, Administration, and Program) that serve Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Hawaii, Guam, and the U.S. associated territories.

    • Overall Core:

Project Lead/PI: Tania Bardyn

Executive Director:  Cathy Burroughs

Assistant Director: Emily Hamstra

Grants Manager and Fiscal Analyst: Lisa Guerrero

    • Administration Core:

Project Lead/Executive Director:  Cathy Burroughs

Assistant Director:  Emily Hamstra

Grants Manager and Fiscal Analyst: Lisa Guerrero

Program Analyst and Communications Specialist:  Maddie Romansic

    • Program Core:

Outreach and Access Coordinator: Liz Morris

Outreach and Education Coordinator:  Carolyn Martin

Outreach and Data Coordinator:  Vacant