New College of Allied Health Sciences Library Faculty

Augusta University Libraries is pleased to announce that Mr. Shafer Tharrington will assume the role of Allied Health Sciences Librarian January 1, 2023. He holds a BA in Anthropology and will receive a Master of Library and Information Science from Valdosta State University in May 2023.

Shafer currently serves as a Medical Research Associate for Greenblatt Library as a member of the Research and Education Services department. He actively contributes with the team to provide evidence based health care instruction for multiple disciplines including the occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs. Shafer has created online instructional tutorials and customized library research guides for students and faculty. He has played a key role in the Greenblatt Library instructional program.

Shafer serves as the contact person for the systematic review service and has participated in several research projects to improve clinical care and support faculty scholarship. He has collaborated in the development of a care guideline for thigh injuries with colleagues from the College of Allied Health Sciences. Shafer has also partnered with library faculty members to receive grant funding to develop a virtual reality room for health professional student education. He has in-depth knowledge of library services as he has staffed our information desk, assisted with the Creative Technology Lab, and participated in multiple outreach and community engagement events.

Shafer is a valuable asset to both University Libraries and to Augusta University. I look forward to his professional development in this new role supporting the health care mission of the university. Please join me in congratulating Shafer Tharrington as the new Allied Health Sciences Librarian.