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 teaching and 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.
I offer personalized consultations by appointment. You can arrange a meeting with me through my appointment calendar or by emailing me at SLT3@email.unc.edu. If you can, please include a few details about the topic you’d like to discuss.
MLIS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Independent Study: Understanding the Health Information Needs of Bisexual, Queer, and Lesbian Women of Color (Annotated Bibliography)
MA, Liberal Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC
African and African American Studies Graduate Certificate
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).
Professional Development Committee, Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), 2022-Present
Delegate, Information Services Domain Hub, African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus (AAMLA), 2022-Present
Member, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Council, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2021-Present
Conference Committee, Library Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH), 2020-Present
Librarian Partner, Community Health Workers & Medical Librarians Promoting Health in LGBTQIA+ Communities (University of South Carolina), September 2021-January 2022