UW Health Sciences Library
Tania P. Bardyn, MLIS AHIP
Phone: (206) 543-0422
Email: bardyn@uw.edu

NIH Biosketch

HSL Mission Statement

Assistant: Hendeke Araya
Phone: 206-221-3489
Email: arayah3@uw.edu

Tania P. Bardyn, MLIS AHIP

Associate Dean for University Libraries
Director, Health Sciences Library
Director, Network of the National Library of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region
Affiliate Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine, BIME


Library Responsibilities

  • Envoy to Health Sciences Administration from UW Libraries
  • Envoy to six health sciences schools at UW and the clinical enterprise
  • Strategic visioning and leading HSL local, state and national collaborations
  • New technologies development; resource allocation for success and funding strategies
  • Facilities planning
  • Measures of quality, effectiveness and outcome
  • Professional relationships and partnership development

Contact me for assistance with:

  • Planning library and information services, technology support, informatics or education development
  • Mobile app development
  • Grant proposals requiring Health Sciences Library support of investigators
  • Grants requiring Informationists
  • New trends and technology
  • Advancement

Partnering for Success: Message from the Associate Dean

The expectation that the practice of medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, pharmacy and social work be evidence-based compels educators and librarians to effectively incorporate research education into health sciences curricula. With curriculum renewal efforts well underway in the UW School of Medicine and standards of care in a constant state of flux, it is imperative that health sciences professionals have the ability to competently interpret the quality of evidence in medical research publications and have access to the essential resources. Our librarians at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library must effectively teach students and clinicians how to think about the problem, which information to access, how to interpret the available evidence, and what to do if no or weak evidence exists. The librarians at the Health Sciences Library offer a fee-based systematic review service to researchers and faculty who are interested in having an expert searcher perform a review of the literature. We also teach classes to departments and schools on various topics and lay a foundation of critical thinking and lifelong learning skills to support research literacy.