Nancy Roderer, director of the Welch Medical Library and the Division of Health Sciences Informatics (DHSI), will retire, effective January 15, 2013. Also a professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nancy has been at Johns Hopkins since 2000.
Under Professor Roderer’s direction, both the Welch Library and DHSI have accomplished many great things. The Welch Library staff has worked to provide an extensive electronic library collection, to support user access to medical library information, and to refine services of medical librarians and informationists in support of the teaching, research and clinical activities of Hopkins faculty, students and staff. Working closely with Hopkins’ information partners, including the Sheridan Libraries and the Institute of the History of Medicine Library, Nancy ensured the expansion of library collections, their availability to all Hopkins faculty, staff and students, and the maintenance of historical collections.
Nancy was instrumental in creating an educational program at the School of Medicine, which includes a Ph.D. in health sciences informatics, two master’s degrees and three certificate programs.
In addition, she served as the principle investigator of major studies about information prescriptions and the recruitment of minorities to careers in health sciences informatics. Known for her commitment to evidence-based practice in both librarianship and informatics, and for her promotion of these ideas through active participation in the American Medical Informatics Association, the Medical Library Association and the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Professor Roderer is also a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
She will join her husband, David, in retirement, and will continue teaching library and information services, and informatics programs, and participating selectively in research projects.
A search committee will be forming with Todd Dorman, M.D., senior associate dean for education coordination, and Winston Tabb, M.A., M.L.S., dean of University Libraries and Museums, The Johns Hopkins University serving as co-chairs of the search committee.
Please join me in congratulating Nancy.
Paul B. Rothman, M.D.
Dean of the Medical Faculty
CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine