This July, Emily Johnson joined the University Library as regional assistant librarian and assistant professor. Johnson will support the curricula of the colleges of medicine and nursing as well as the residency programs through instruction and research consultations. She will also contribute to research services, scholarly communication activities, and faculty and student engagement.
Johnson said of the research component of her position, “The support for research at UIC is very appealing. I have several ideas I hope to pursue on my research agenda. I look forward to discussing ideas and possibly collaborating with my new colleagues.”
Johnson previously worked at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University as a research and education librarian. She received a master’s degree in library and information sciences with a concentration in health science information resources and reference services; she also received a bachelor’s degree in information resources with a minor in healthcare administration and a certificate in healthcare informatics from the University of Wisconsin.
When asked about her goals for her new position, Johnson had much to say. She looks forward to “the opportunity to integrate library services and instruction into the curriculum of [her] liaison schools and departments,” as well as the instruction opportunities like the M4 Medical Informatics Elective and the continuing education course for evidence-based practice. “I hope to continue the reach of these educational opportunities with my knowledge of instructional technologies and user experience,” she said.
Johnson is an avid reader of fiction and also enjoys exploring new restaurants and planning day trips.