Judy M Spak, MLS
Research & Publications
As Head of Academic Research and Education at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, I provide expert research assistance and collaborate with faculty and learners on a broad range of topics. I am particularly interested in health professions education scholarship and the role of librarians in teaching and assessing the evidence-based information-seeking skills of trainees. I am also interested in healthcare and education topics related to the LGBTQIA+ population. I collaborate on evidence and knowledge syntheses projects by providing expert searching and methodological expertise. I lead a team of seven information professionals dedicated to providing exceptional research and education services to the health sciences community at Yale.
When not at work, I enjoy playing with my Pembroke Welsh Corgi and knitting.
Education & Training
- MLSSouthern Connecticut State University, Master of Library Science (1996)
- BAHofstra University, Humanities with New College Honors in the Humanities (1985)
Honors & Recognition
|Beta Phi Mu||International Library and Information Science Honor Society||1996|
|BMC Medical Education||I have authored a paper in BMC Medical Education and served as a reviewer for several years.||2019 - Present|
|AAMC||I have served as a reviewer for Academic Medicine for several years. I am usually assigned manuscripts of evidence-synthesis projects because of my methodological expertise.||2018 - Present|
|Morse College||Serve as a Fellow of Morse College, Yale University. I am a College Advisor for first- and second-year undergraduate students.||2015 - Present|
Departments & Organizations
- Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
- Dean's Advisory Council for LGBTQI Affairs
- Research Interest