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Beth Whipple


Philosophy of Librarianship:

As a Research Informationist/Assistant Librarian, Ms. Whipple’s primary goals are to implement appropriate technologies to provide more efficient access, retrieval, and use of information. She works with several departments to enhance their education and support their research through the development and creation of discipline-specific information portals, new electronic resource consultation, and end-user social media tools. She is the campus expert on compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. Her research interests have focused in two areas: 1) bibliometric use in the biomedical, health informatics, and translational sciences, and 2) mobile device use among medical students. Her work on information discovery includes bibliometric analysis in supporting and analyzing the publication output of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). She also travels to the IUSM campuses to meet with medical students for electronic resource orientation.



BS Mathematics, Wheaton College, 2003
Semester abroad in Jerusalem

MLS Library Science, Indiana University, 2005


Areas of Interest:

Bibliometric Analysis

Curriculum-Integrated Bibliographic Instruction

Evidence-Based Medicine

End-User Social Media Tools

Mobile Device use of Medical Students

Scholarly Publishing

Translational Science