Jennifer R. Martin
College of Pharmacy
The University of Arizona
Jennifer R. Martin, M.A., is an associate librarian at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library and has a dual appointment as a clinical instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science in the College of Pharmacy. She has a master’s degree in information resources and library science and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, both from the University of Arizona. Ms. Martin is the embedded library liaison in the College of Pharmacy. She provides library instruction to students in both the professional pharmacy and graduate programs and provides research support and collaborates with faculty on scholarship. Ms. Martin has contributed to multiple systematic reviews and provides consultation with individuals who are considering conducting a systematic review or meta-analysis. She conducts her own research examining information literacy skills of pharmacy students, for which she was a recipient of the New Investigator Award from AACP in 2010. Ms. Martin is currently a co-investigator on a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. The focus is to investigate the benefits of embedded librarians in the College of Pharmacy. She also provides research consulting services at part of the Business Intelligence Unit to help the University’s commercialization initiatives. Ms. Martin is a member of AACP, and the Special Libraries Association.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Melissa L. Hunter
School of Pharmacy
University of Wyoming
Melissa L. Hunter, Pharm.D., began her academic position as the Drug Information Center Director at the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy (UWSOP) in 2005. Since 2007, she has been an active member of the Library and Information Science Section, serving on several committees (Membership, Nominating, Awards) and as a poster abstract reviewer. Dr. Hunter co-presented a poster on academic librarians’ and drug information pharmacists’ demographic information and database use at the 2016 AACP Annual Meeting.
Dr. Hunter’s primary job focus is to manage the drug information center and respond to drug information inquiries from Wyoming citizens and alumni from the UWSOP. In addition, she teaches an elective didactic course, Drug Information Resources, and is developing a companion course for the next academic year, Drug Information Responses. She offers elective drug information APPE rotations during the fall and spring semesters. Dr. Hunter has also collaborated with colleagues across disciplines and colleges to write posters, articles and a book chapter.
Dr. Hunter is currently serving her second term on the University of Wyoming Library Council, which helps to facilitate communication between the Libraries and the university departments and students. She was recently selected to serve on a search committee for a new Health Sciences Librarian Liaison. Dr. Hunter is the faculty advisor for the UWSOP student chapter of National Community Pharmacists Association, and received their faculty of the year award in 2013 and 2017. She is also a member of the Wyoming Pharmacist’s Association and an ex-officio member of the Wyoming Drug Utilization Review board.
Priya Shenoy, M.L.I.S., is currently the graduate health professions librarian at Drake University’s Cowles Library. She works primarily with Drake’s Pharm.D. program as an embedded librarian as well as with the new occupational therapy and athletic training programs. For the Pharm.D. program, Ms. Shenoy works with faculty in the Pharmacy Skills and Applications course series to teach information literacy skills and to create different drug information related assignments. These assignments include videos, written sections, and general drug information questions on print and electronic resources including Micromedex, Facts and Comparisons, Lexicomn oyp, Natural Medicines, PubMed (literature searching), as well as cdc.gov, fda.gov, and practice guidelines.
Ms. Shenoy is an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Library and Information Science (LIS) Section and has been on the Communications Committee, where she helped edit a wiki on pharmacy topics and moderated an LIS webinar. Ms. Shenoy has also helped edit the Basic Resources for Pharmacy Education list and been a member of the Planning Committee. Additionally, she has presented different posters and presentations at AACP’s annual meetings.
Ms. Shenoy is excited to run for office to learn more about the LIS section and to give back to an organization that has given so much to her. A native of Philadelphia, Penn., Ms. Shenoy has a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked previously through internships at the UPMC HSLS Library in Pittsburgh and the Georgetown University, Dahlgren Memorial Library in Washington, D.C.