Mary Shultz joins School of Medicine as new library director

Brings strong history of collaboration to Nevada

Mary Shultz

Mary Shultz. Photo by Gretchen Manske.

The University of Nevada School of Medicine welcomes Mary Shultz as its new director of the Savitt Medical Library.

Shultz comes to us from the University of Illinois at Chicago (Urbana regional site), where she was regional head librarian and worked extensively with learners, faculty and community partners.

She received her master's degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 before first working as a resident librarian at the Library of the Health Sciences' flagship location in Chicago from 1997 to 1999 and then as the assistant health sciences librarian at the Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana from 1999-2007.

In the assistant role, Shultz was responsible for all instruction and reference services, and in collaboration with faculty from the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing, built a program of course-integrated library instruction across the curricula. For the last seven years, she was the regional head and was responsible for all operational aspects of the site library.

She has a strong history of collaborating with faculty from Medicine and Nursing, the local hospital libraries, and her colleagues across the University of Illinois library system.

Her research interests include the accuracy of mapping mechanisms of search terms to the Medical Subject Headings and the relationship to information loss. She has published on this and other topics in peer-reviewed journals and has regularly presented at the Medical Library Association's annual meetings.

Based in Reno, Shultz will oversee the medical library operations and programs on both Reno and Las Vegas campuses of the School of Medicine.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision that has served Nevada for 50 years. The state's first public medical school, UNR Med fosters a healthy Nevada through excellence in medical education, medical care, research and community engagement, within a culture of respect, compassion and inclusion. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services, education and outreach, UNR Med is improving the future of health care. For more information, visit our 50th anniversary website.

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