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UIC Library Faculty Profile: Tina M Griffin, MLIS : CV

Curriculum Vitae


Visiting Assistant Professor

Visiting Information Services Librarian/Liaison                                                    June 2014-Present

University of Illinois at Chicago – Library of the Health Sciences                                        Chicago, IL


·         Liaison to College of Pharmacy

·         Liaison to College of Medicine - Biomedical research departments

·         Conduct research consultations

·         Answer online reference questions via chat/email/Question Point

·         Instruction (in-person and online):
  • Library orientation
  • Introductory-advanced PubMed search training
  • EMBASE search training
  • Chemical and Drug searching
  • Data management and implementation
  • NCBI databases training  

·         Maintain liaison associated area of the resource collection for currency and relevance

·         Promote and evaluate services and resources


Brookfield Zoo Library                                                                                             Jan 2013-Present


·         Designing zoo history website and blog

·         Archival organization

·         Grant editing

·         Library website maintenance and updating


Research Specialist I                                                                                         August 2003-Present                            

Loyola University Chicago - HSD                                                                                       Maywood, IL


·         Magis Award in recognition of exceptional service

·         Install and train the JAX Colony Management System for our workgroup and others

·         Present/teach Laboratory technique tutorials

·         Supervise graduate students, research residents, and undergraduate interns

·         Teach laboratory protocols

·         Manage animal colonies, including genetic screening and breeding

·         Animal surgery and experimentation

·         Writing  (abstracts, protocols, documents)

·         Journal Club presentations

·         Research seminar presentations

·         Proofreading/review  (manuscripts, grants, dissertations)

·         Continuation of responsibilities of Research Assistant II


Research Assistant II                                                                                     August 2001-August 2003

Loyola University Chicago – HSD                                                                                           Maywood, IL


·         Create and maintain inventories and databases (Chemical, Safety, Radiation, Comparative Medicine)

·         Scientific experimental design and data analysis

·         Virus preparation and propagation

·         Literature search

·         Data presentation at professional meetings


Research Assistant I                                                                                    August 1996-August 2001

Loyola University Health System                                                                                           Maywood, IL


·         Responsible for all expenses and reporting involving laboratory management

·         Responsible for all inventory and equipment management/maintenance

·         Generate data for assigned projects

·         Maintain all cell culture (frozen stock, primary and cell lines)



MLIS - Dominican University                                                                                                     May 2013

Practicum: Loyola University Chicago HSL                                                          Jan 2013-April 2013

·         Reference desk service (in person, chat, phone)

·         Created “Resources for biomedical graduate students” webpage

·         Circulation support for ILL requests

·         Performed literature searches for faculty

·         Analyzed reference desk encounters


Instruction and Reference:

·         Teach Information literacy and library resources workshop

·         Design “Creating a science poster” workshop


Analysis and Proposals:

·         Community Analysis & Collection Development  for business, urban development, historic preservation and restoration

·         Weeding/Deselection for Rebecca Crown Library

·         Collection Development on  Adolescent Health

·         Blind Service Association Advocacy Plan



·         American honeybees and Colony Collapse Disorder annotated pathfinder

·         Scandinavian Art and Culture annotated pathfinder

·          “How to read a science paper” web guide


Other Projects:

·         Created a catalog for the Blind Service Association audio materials

·         Social Media Evaluation for Rebecca Crown Library



BS - Northern Illinois University                                                                                              May 1996

Biology- coursework focus in ecology and environmental systems

PR Chairman for Lambda Sigma honor society




American Library Association


Beta Phi Mu- International Library & Information Studies Honor Society

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