The faculty of the Department of Health Informatics is proud to announce JoAnn Van Schaik has joined the department as Director of Library Operations. An acknowledged expert in consortial licensing and acquisitions, Ms. Van Schaik comes to the Calder Library with 25 years of experience in the field of health information sciences. Most recently she served as the Senior Director for Technical Services for the Libraries of the Health Sciences at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to saving her library millions of dollars through expert negotiating, as Senior Director she supervised cataloging, serials, acquisitions, license negotiations, and electronic collection development.

Ms. Van Schaik has achieved the highest rank, Distinguished Member, of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, Medical Library Association, and has been an active member in the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, including serving on the Program Committee and as co-chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for annual conferences. We look forward to working with Ms. Van Schaik and learning from her expertise.