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Susan Swogger, MLIS: Collections Development Librarian

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Susan Swogger is the Collections Development Librarian at the Health Sciences Library, and would take great delight in receiving your purchase requests. They may not always be able to be fulfilled, but please send them.

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Bio

Susan found her in interest in libraries by repairing books as an undergraduate student worker, eventually going to the University of Texas at Austin for library school.  She spent some years as director of a psychology library in Phoenix before joining the Health Sciences Library as Collections Development Librarian. Her professional and research interests are focused on issues and practicalities relating to electronic resources, scholarly communications, the changing publishing industry, and ethics.

She's very happy to get your requests and suggestions for new books, journals, or other resources for the library, so please feel free to send them.

Education

MLIS, University of Texas at Austin

BA, Mary Washington College

Publications and Presentations

Articles and Reviews

  • Swogger, S. & Samsky, M. (2014). Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source (DOSS): A Collection for Dental Research and Education. Medical reference services quarterly, 33(3), 313-319. Pubmed
  • Vardell, E. & Swogger, S. (2014). F1000Prime: A Faculty of 1000 Tool. Medical reference services quarterly, 33(1), 75-84. Pubmed
  • Lackey, M., Swogger, S., McGraw, K.A. (2014). Building capacity in a health sciences library to support global health projects. Journal of the medical library association, 102(2), 92-95. Pubmed
  • Swogger, S. (2013). PSYCtests. Journal of the medical library association, 101(3): July. Pubmed Central
  • Bardeen, A., Haefele, C., Kamarei, Z., Romito, D., Sessoms, P., Swogger, S., Vargha, R., & Vaughan, K.T. (2011). Gauging the use of academic science libraries. Information outlook, 15(6), 27-30. 

 

Books & Book Chapters

  • Swogger, S. (2014). Technical services. In Huber, J. (ed), Health librarianship: an introduction. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
  • Swogger, S. (2014). Point-of-care & clinical decision support resources. In Swogger, S. & Huber, J., (ed), Introduction to reference sources in the health sciences. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.
  • Huber, J. & Swogger, S., (ed), (2014), Introduction to reference sources in the health sciences. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.
  • Swogger, S. (2012). Something for everyone: the anatomy update project at UNC Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library. In Holder, S. (ed), Library collection development for professional programs: trends and best practices. Hershey, Pa.: IGI Global.

 

Conference Presentations

  • Swogger, Susan, Moderator and Planner, “Creative Destruction/Disruption” 
    • Section Program held May 19th, 2014, Chicago IL, MLA Annual Conference 2014 (note: the first program misprinted who the moderator was)
  • Swogger, Susan, Planner, “Vendor Negotiation Strategies” 
    • Section Program held May 18th, 2014, Chicago IL, MLA Annual Conference 2014
  • Moore, Margaret and Susan Swogger, “Researchers Share Perspectives on Open Access and Scholarly Communications:  An Exploratory Pilot Study Using Qualitative Analysis of Interview Transcripts”
    • Paper presented May 6th, 2013, Boston MA, MLA Annual Conference 2013
  • Degener, Christie and Susan Swogger,  “The (All Too Familiar!) Journal Cancellation Review: Proven Techniques for Eliciting Quality Feedback.”  
    • A concurrent session offered at the 21st North Carolina Serials Conference, William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, March 16, 2012.
  • Swogger, Susan, Margaret Moore, Phil Edwards, Julie Greenberg, Amber Welch, K.T. Vaughan, Emily King,“What are the effects that two author-fee subsidy programs have on researchers’ work practices and publishing behaviors?
    • Poster presented  Thursday, October 13, 2010, Chapel Hill NC, MAC-MLA Annual Conference 2010
  • Swogger, Susan, Mamie Sackey Harris, Myron S. Cohen, Irving Hoffman, Bernard Chilombe, Innocent Mofolo, Francis Martinson, “ Global Access to Health Information: The UNC Project Medical Library in Malawi”
    • Poster presented Sunday, May 23, 2010, Washington DC, MLA Annual Conference 2010
  • Swogger, Susan, Mamie Sackey Harris, Myron S. Cohen, Irving Hoffman, Bernard Chilombe, Innocent Mofolo, Francis Martinson, “ Global Access to Health Information: The UNC Project Medical Library in Malawi
    • Poster presented September 15, 2009, Bethesda Maryland, Future of Global Health: Funding, Development, Research, Education
  • Renner, Barbara, Susan Swogger, “The Ripple Effect: The Benefits of Focused Resource Initiative”
    • Paper presented at the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Morgantown, WV, October, 2008.