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Stacy Torian
Pronouns: she / her
(919) 966-0956
Health Sciences Library
335 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7585
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Stacy Torian, MLIS, MA (she/her)

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As a health sciences librarian, I offer research consultations and lead instructional sessions. In addition, I review and develop library resources in collaboration with library colleagues and campus partners. When developing resources, I strive to highlight underrepresented perspectives and encourage critical thinking. My areas of interest include health disparities, social determinants of health, the health of LGBTQIA+ individuals, the health of African Americans, and the history of librarianship.

Before becoming a librarian, I held administrative support positions at the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Carolina Health Informatics Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. I have also tutored adult literacy and taught English to speakers of other languages. My librarianship practice is informed by all of these experiences, as well by my study of history, political science, race relations, feminism, and information literacy.


MLIS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

MA, Liberal Studies (Concentration: African American Studies), Duke University, Durham, NC

AB, Political Science and French, Duke University, Durham, NC


Torian, S., Carlson, R., Jones, E., & Cawley, M. (2021, May 24). Are you on board with virtual onboarding? Transforming new employee training. [Presentation online]. 2021 Medical Library Association Conference.

Torian, S., Conklin, J., Cawley, M., Asuquo, S., Welker, C., & Ding, J. (2021, March 8). We had to start somewhere: Applying the anti-racist LibGuide framework created by Jaime Ding and the Cal Poly Team. [Presentation online]. 2021 Annual Conference of the Library Association at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH).

Discussion Moderation

Bringing a Racial Equity Focus to Health Informatics: Panel Discussion. Carolina Health Informatics Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March 9, 2021.

Off the Shelf: Author Talk with Dan Royles (Book title: To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle Against HIV/AIDS). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 20, 2020.

Professional Service

Library Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH), Conference Committee, 2020-2021

Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Membership Committee, 2017-2020


Schedule a Consultation

I offer personalized consultations by appointment. Email me at to arrange a meeting. If you can, please include a few details about the topic you’d like to discuss.