Anne Seymour, M.S.
Disclosures: Honoraria-New England Journal of Medicine-Other_Role-Member of Library Advisory Board - 09/09/2021

Anne Seymour - Biosketch

Since 2014, I have been the Director of the Welch Medical Library, overseeing library and information services at Johns Hopkins University, including the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and the Johns Hopkins Health System. I hold a faculty appointment at all three health science schools. I lead an expert team of managers, informationists, and IT/digital systems specialists serving the information needs of, and collaborating with, faculty, researchers, clinicians and students.

In my work at academic healthcare institutions, I have focused on the identification and delivery of quality, evidence-based information at the point of need, using the latest digital systems: in the clinical setting, research lab, and classroom. I have also led the development of research networking and faculty profile database systems to enhance the visibility of researchers, enable collaboration, and measure research impact.

At Johns Hopkins, I have embraced and fostered the informationist model of embedded librarians and direct partnership with users. Coupled with the high touch/high value informationist model, I have expanded virtual delivery of services and information using the digital design and systems expertise of the Welch team. I have a special interest in global health issues and their relationship to local public health and health disparities. I have applied my expertise in evidence-based health care and health sciences informatics to research projects and capacity building in the global health arena, especially in resource-limited settings. I am a regular presenter on building and sustaining informationist programs; librarian leadership in healthcare settings; and on global health research and opportunities for librarians.