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Anna Getselman

Anna Getselman joined CUMC on November 1st as Executive Director, Health Sciences Library. In this role, she will be responsible for guiding the library through changes in education, research, and clinical care. Anna will also play an integral role in the development of a strategic plan for the Health Sciences Library that will focus on leading the library through the process of continuous reinvention necessary to best meet the needs of the students, researchers, and clinicians at CUMC. Anna joins Columbia University Medical Center with over 14 years of experience in the Health Sciences field. Most recently, she worked for six years as Associate Director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at Emory University with responsibility for overseeing the direction for three branch libraries at the teaching hospital campuses. Prior to that, Anna spent eight years at Harvard Medical School as Assistant Director for Reference and Education Services.  Anna started her career in libraries at Yale University.



"Evidence-Based Guidelines Affecting Policy, Practice, and Stakeholders (GAPPS)" 
Promoting Constructive Dialogue in Guideline Development, Dissemination and Implementation

December 10, 2012 to December 11, 2012
8am to 5pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (103rd St), NYC

Sponsored by the Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N NA) and the Section on Evidence Based Health Care (SEBHC) this two day event will have 12 plenary speakers and 12 breakout sessions organized around 4 major themes.

  • From bench to trench: How evidence and guidelines shape health care policy
  • What makes a clinical practice guideline trustworthy?
  • Minding the message: The senders, givers, and users of guideline information
  • Making it happen: Adapting, implementing, and tracking

Cost: $245
Register with NYAM 
Continuing Medical Education Credit Approved

For more information visit the NYAM website or download the conference flyer

The library will close at 6 pm. Wednesday, Nov. 21, and will be closed Thursday, November 22nd & Friday, November 23rd. We will be open limited hours on Saturday, November 24th (10am - 6pm). Normal hours will resume on Sunday.

Happy Holiday!

To allow for a librarian professional development class, the Reference Desk will be closed from 1-5 pm Monday, November 12, 2012. The Reference Desk will reopen Tuesday morning. 


Thursday, November 8th 5-6:30pm
Lower Level 2, Room 208-A

Join Dr. Ira Rezak and the Archives & Special Collections to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, Mirroring Medicine: Medical Medals from the Collection of Ira Rezak, M.D. Dr. Rezak will speak briefly about his outstanding collection of medical medals and light refreshments will be served.