Personal Librarian Program

Personal Librarians By Society

Kelsa Bartley, MSI

Academic Societies: 
  • Adler-Everitt
  • Asclepius
  • Blackwell

John Reynolds, MLIS, AHIP

Academic Societies: 
  • Courvoisier
  • Cushing
  • Harvey

Jorge Perez, MLIS, AHIP

Academic Societies: 
  • Hunter
  • Imhotep 
  • Laennec

Barbara M. Sorondo, PhD, MLIS

Academic Societies:
  • Roentgen
  • Schweitzer
  • Virchow

Erica Powell, MLIS
  • Alternate Personal Librarian
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

Relevant Links to Find Information:

Subject Guide Editor

Kelsa Bartley

Contact Us
University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine
Calder Library
Department of Learning, Research, and Clinical Information Services
Relevant Resources for Medical Students

Guide for Medical Students

This guide provides multiple links to resources that are useful for medical students. This guide is being updated by Kelsa Bartley.

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 guide is being updated by Barbara M. Sorondo.

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.

Meet your Personal Librarians


Kelsa Bartley, MSI
Academic Societies: Adler-Everitt, Asclepius, Blackwell, Hunter



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



Jorge E. Perez

Academic Societies: Hunter, Imhotep, Laennec

Barbara M. Sorondo, PhD, MLIS
Academic Societies: Roentgen, Schweitzer, Virchow



Erica Powell, MLIS
Alternate Personal Librarian