Associate Dean for University Libraries, Director of the Health Sciences Library, and Adjunct Assistant Professor | University of Washington
Tania Bardyn, MLIS, AHIP is Associate Dean for University Libraries, Director of the Health Sciences Library, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education Department at UW. She also serves as the Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region serving Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Tania has worked in academic health sciences libraries at public and private universities for the past 22 years and currently serves on the board of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and is active in the American Library Association Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) and ODOS. She is interested in national and regional collaborations that improve health information access and education to improve care delivery systems to patients in urban and rural and tribal communities. She has expertise in clinical decision support information systems, creating new roles for medical librarians in clinical research with an emphasis on innovation, and leading multi-partner collaborations. Her current research includes a library leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to understand the use of virtual reality (VR) in medical libraries with emphasis on using VR for case conferences with cardiovascular surgery care teams.