Curriculum Vitae

Lisa Federer, MLIS, MA, AHIP

Health and Life Sciences Librarian
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
University of California – Los Angeles
lmfederer@library.ucla.edu

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Education

Master of Library & Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles, 2011

Master of Arts in English
University of North Texas, 2004
Thesis: Ghosts and Lovers: Stories (with a critical preface on narrative unreliability)

Bachelor of Arts in French
University of North Texas, 2005
Study abroad at Université de Caen Basse-Normandie

Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in Psychology
University of North Texas, 2002
Cum Laude

Library Employment

Health and Life Sciences Librarian
University of California, Los Angeles Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, July 2011 – present

  • As liaison to departments of Medicine, Public Health, and Psychology, market library services to faculty and students, guide collection development, and design programs and services
  • Conduct instructional sessions on topics including literature searching in key biomedical databases, scholarly communications and publishing, copyright and open access, and EndNote and Mendeley for classes of up to 350 students
  • Provide guidance and support for researchers in data management and curation, data sharing, and NIH Public Access Policy

Public Service Assistant
University of California, Los Angeles Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, April 2010 – June 2011

  • Provided reference service to library users, including UCLA clinicians, medical and nursing students, undergraduate life sciences students, and the general public
  • Maintained familiarity with a variety of health-related reference services and decision support tools, including PubMed, UpToDate, and MD Consult
  • Wrote and created a series of online video tutorials using screencasting software

Metadata Intern
University of Southern California Norris Medical Library, January – March 2011

  • Assigned MeSH terms, keywords, and administrative metadata to images in three 1000+ digital orthopedic anatomy collections
  • Collaborated with subject matter experts to ensure accuracy of metadata and anatomical labeling in images
  • Documented metadata process to provide guidelines to future project collaborators

Instruction Design Intern
RAND Corporation, September – November 2010

  • Evaluated screencasting software to create an online tutorial library, including Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, Jing, and Snagit
  • Designed and created tutorials on PubMed, RAND’s online public access catalog, and LexisNexis
  • Presented 30-minute overview of adult education, online learning, and screencasting software to RAND reference librarians

Medical Library Intern
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Library, June – August 2010

  • Analyzed interlibrary loan requests from 2005-2010, with findings resulting in an additional $10,000 for ILL budget from CSMC’s graduate degree program
  • Studied CSMC’s electronic health record system, researched possibilities for library involvement, and presented a summary of recommendations to CSMC librarians
  • Designed and created PubMed tutorial for library’s online tutorial collection

Additional  Employment

Adjunct Instructor of English
North Lake College, August 2004 – May 2009           

Adjunct Instructor of English
University of North Texas, January 2003 – May 2009

Night Manager
Crate & Barrel, July 2005 – November 2009

Event Coordinator
Mercy Wine Bar, July 2005 – August 2006

Marketing & Media Relations Coordinator
Sabre Syndicate, July 2004 – January 2006

Publications

Book Chapters

Federer, L.  Organize or Bust: A Social History of the Mainstreet Moms.  You Say You Want a Revolution: The Motherhood Movement of the 21st Century.  Ed. Andrea O’Reilly.  Toronto: Demeter Press. (submitted)

Federer, L.  We Are Family: Creating Lesbian Motherhood Through Online Community.  Mothers Creating/Writing Lives.  Ed. Justine Dymond and Nicole Willey. (submitted)

Federer, L.  Bio-moms, Babas, and Lesbian Dads: Re-Envisioning the Motherhood Memoir.  Maternal Notions: Essays on an (Un)traditional Instinct.  Ed. Alina Luna. (submitted)

Encyclopedia Articles

Federer, L.  Academic Medicine, Women in.  Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World.  Eds. Mary Zeiss Stange and Carol K. Oyster.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. (submitted)

Federer, L.  Medical Research, Gender Issues.  Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World.  Eds. Mary Zeiss Stange and Carol K. Oyster.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2011.

Federer, L.  Mainstreet Moms.  Encyclopedia of Motherhood.  Ed. Andrea O’Reilly.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2010.

Presentations

Federer, L.  Bio-moms, Babas, and Lesbian Dads: Re-Envisioning the Motherhood Memoir. Northeastern Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA, February 26 – March 1, 2009.

Federer, L.  Ain’t I a Woman: The Politics of Lesbian Femininity.  Craft Critique Culture Interdisciplinary Conference, Iowa City, IA, April 13 – 15, 2007.

Federer, L.  Ain’t I a Woman: The Politics of Lesbian Femininity.  Southwest Graduate English Symposium, Tempe, AZ, February 16 – 18, 2007.

 

Contributions to the Profession

Editorial Boards and Committee Membership

Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona
Web Committee Member, August 2010 – present

North Texas Review
Web Designer & Print Editor, August 2004 – May 2005

American Literary Review
Web Designer & Print Production Editor, June 2003 – July 2004

Association Memberships

Medical Library Association, 2009 – present

Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona, 2009 – present

American Library Association, 2010 – 2011

Contributions to the University

UCLA Scholarly Communications Steering Committee
Member, July 2011 – present

UC3/UCLA Data Committee
Member, July 2011 – present

Library Association of University of California, Los Angeles Programming Committee
Member, August 2011 – present

Association of Research Libraries/Digital Library Federation E-Science Institute Working Group
Member, July 2011 – present

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