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Personal Librarian Program at UMMSM

The Personal Librarian Program (PLP) has been created by professional Medical Librarians at the Louis Calder Memorial Library as a way to reach out to students on the medical campus.  The program matches students with a librarian as they enroll in medical school.  Assignments are made according to the Academic Societies to which students are assigned as they are accepted in any of the medical school programs (MD or MD/MPH).  Personal Librarians will serve as a point of contact for the library.

Your Personal Librarian will provide you with the following information throughout your stay at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine:

New resources and/or services in the Library:

  •    New acquisitions (databases, book collections, etc.)
  •    Special Library hours during exams and holidays
  •    New study areas, facilities, or services

Answer questions about Library services, policies, and procedures and other Library-related information:

  •    Access Services (course reserves, electronic resources, printing, study rooms, etc.)
  •    Document Delivery (finding e-journals, ordering articles through Interlibrary Loans, etc.)
  •    Remote Access instructions
  •    Mobile access to resources/creating personal accounts in databases, etc.

Assistance finding information for research projects:

  •    Articulating good research and/or clinical queries
  •    Identifying the best databases to search
  •    Using citation managers (EndNote, RefWorks, and/or Mendeley)
  •    Finding additional resources

Personal Librarians will not:

  •    Make copies of articles for students
  •    Perform literature searches that have been assigned to students
  •    Do students' assignments for them


Meet your Personal Librarians:  

Personal Librarian Name       Email/Text Messages        Telephone
Kelsa Bartley 305-243-5530
Zsuzsanna Nemeth 305-243-9505
John Reazer 305-243-3999
John Reynolds 305-243-5439


Academic Societies and Personal Librarians:

Academic Society        Personal Librarian         
Adler-Everitt  Kelsa Bartley
Asclepius Kelsa Bartley
Blackwell Kelsa Bartley
Courvoisier John Reynolds
Cushing John Reynolds
Harvey John Reynolds
Hunter John Reazer
Imhotep John Reazer
Laennec John Reazer
Roentgen Zsuzsanna Nemeth
Schweitzer Zsuzsanna Nemeth
Virchow Zsuzsanna Nemeth

Alternate Personal Librarian:

Ms. Erica Powell will be available when the Personal Librarian assigned cannot assist students. / 305-243-6931

Relevant Links to Find Information:

Relevant Resources for Medical Students

Guide for Medical Students

This guide provides multiple links to resources that are useful for medical students. The LibGuide is being updated by John Reazer.

Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine is the practice of integrating clinical expertise, the highest quality research available, and patient values to make the best decisions for patient care. This resource guide is being updated by John Reazer.

Online Tutorials

This guide provides easy access to tutorials for the most popular databases and software applications available to our patrons. This guide is being updated by Kelsa Bartley.

Personal Librarians at UMMSM

Kelsa Bartley, BFA, MIS
Academic Societies:  Adler-Everitt, Asclepius, Blackwell

Contact information: 
Telephone 305-243-5530

Address:  Calder Medical Library, Room 1021-B



Zsuzsanna Nemeth, MLIS
Academic Societies: Roentgen, Schweitzer, Virchow

Contact Information: 
Telephone:  305-243-9505

Address:  Calder Medical Library, Room 1021-C


John Reazer, MSLIS
Academic Societies:  Hunter, Imhotep, Laennec

Contact Information: 
Telephone:  305-243-3999

Address:  Calder Medical Library, Room 1035

John Reynolds, MLIS, AHIP
Academic Societies:  Courvoisier, Cushing, Harvey
Contact Information:

Telephone: 305-243-5439
Address:  Calder Medical Library, Room 1021-D



Erica Powell, MLIS
Alternate Personal Librarian

Contact Information:
Telephone:  305-243-6931