Faculty and Staff News


Julie K. Gaines, Head of the Medical Partnership Library, is a coauthor of the Association of Medical Education in Europe guide titled “Medical Education Scholarship: An Introductory Guide.” The abstract notes that the guide “provides an overview of medical education scholarship for early career scholars, based upon a summary of the existing literature and pragmatic advice derived from the experience of its authors.”



Kim Mears, MLIS, will assume her new role as the library’s Scholarly Communications Librarian on Oct. 1.  Kim has been the embedded librarian for the College of Nursing for the past two years. As an advocate for open access initiatives, Kim worked on the University Senate’s approved resolution to support open access dissemination of research. She also provides assistance to faculty in obtaining an ORCID iD, a unique identifier to disambiguate names in scientific publications.  As Scholarly Communications Librarian, Kim will be leading the effort to provide educational opportunities to help faculty, staff, and students understand the world of scholarly communication. Her responsibilities will include managing the University’s institutional repository, maintaining electronic theses and dissertations in the repository, and providing copyright consultation.

New Faculty and Staff

Barb Mann

Barbara (Barb) Mann joined Reese Library as its Head Librarian in September. Barb’s passion for the library profession, extensive academic library experience, and demonstrated leadership skills will be strong assets to the Libraries’ goal of supporting the research and scholarship efforts of the GRU community as the university strives to become a flagship comprehensive research university.

Samantha Sherman Hargrove joined the Reese Library Access Services department as a Library Clerk in August. Samantha received her Bachelor of Arts in history from GRU. She is especially interested in learning about local history. As Library Clerk, Samantha is responsible for staffing the Access Services desk and processing GIL Express requests to and from libraries around the state.