Robert Shapiro will assume new responsibilities at the Medical Center Library (MCL) beginning May 2. In his new role as assistant director for the Research, Education and Clinical Services Division, Robert will provide leadership for a team of librarians in providing research, instruction and liaison activities to ensure a high level of service to library patrons.
Robert joined the MCL in June of 2010 as the public health librarian. Since that time, Robert has been actively engaged in the profession at all levels and has volunteered and participated on a number of library committees. He has numerous publications to his credit where he has collaborated with colleagues on a variety of topics.
Robert is pursuing a Ph.D. in communication focused on health communication and information science with a cognate in public health. He will complete his coursework this semester and sit for his qualifying exams this winter. It is Robert’s hope that his research will contribute to a better understanding the impact health information has on the health and well-being of individuals and their communities.
I appreciate Robert’s willingness to take on this new assignment. I look forward to working with him and the entire MCL faculty and staff as we continue to move forward.