PERSONAL INFORMATION

Megan Curran Rosenbloom, BA, MLIS, AHIP
Norris Medical Library
University of Southern California
2003 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089
323-442-1134
megan.rosenbloom at usc.edu

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Master’s of Library and Information Sciences, 2008. Granted under the name Megan Curran.

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Bachelor’s of the Arts, Magna Cum Laude. Global Journalism (major), French (minor), 2004. Granted under the name Megan Curran.

Honors and Awards

Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), Medical Library Association, Senior Member, 2014
The Zamorano Club, inducted 2014
LJ Mover & Shaker, 2016

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Professional Appointments

Associate Director of Collection Resources – Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California. August 2014-present

Head of Metadata & Content Management – Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California. May 2009-July 2014

Service

USC Medical Faculty Association, alternate, 2009-2011
USC HSL InfoMania Task Force 2009-2010
USC HSL Librarian Hiring Committee, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015
USC HSL Emerging Technologies Committee 2010-present
USC Libraries Recovery & Business Continuity: Collection Recovery Team. 2012-present
USC Women in Management 2014-present
USC HSL Web Committee 2014-present
USC HSL Library Executive Committee 2014-present
USC HSL Appointments, Promotions, & Continuing Appointment Committee 2014-present
USC Zumberge Individual Grant Reviewer 2015

Other Employment

Associate Marketing Manager Nursing & HP Journals, Elsevier. February 2005-April 2009
Volunteer Archivist/Cataloger, AIDS Library. October 2008-April 2009
Docent, Rosenbach Museum and Library. September 2008-April 2009
Producer’s Assistant and Reporter, WHYY 91 FM (National Public Radio) Philadelphia, PA. September 2001- February 2005
Freelance Writer. September 2000-present

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Local

Medical Library Group of Southern California & Arizona 2009-present
Official Conference Blogger 2009-2010
Conference Roundtable Recorder 2009-2010
Connections Committee 2010-2011

The Zamorano Club, inducted 2014

George Dock Society for the History of Medicine 2014-present
Board Member 2014-present

National

American Library Association 2009-present

Association for College Research Libraries 2009-present

American Association for the History of Medicine 2010-2012

Medical Library Association 2009-present
Technical Services Section Program Committee MLA 2011
Chapter Council E-Books Roundtable Facilitator MLA 2011
JMLA Editorial Board Member 2010-2013
Technical Services Section Chair Elect / Section Program Chair MLA 2012
Technical Services Section Chair 2012-2013
Technical Services Section Immediate Past Chair 2013-2014
Books Panel 2013-2016
History of Health Sciences Incipit newsletter editor 2013-2014
Meyerhoff Award Jury 2016
JMLA Invited Reviewer 2016

Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences 2010-present
Conference Program Committee 2010-2011
Board Member-at-Large 2011-2013
Layout Editor, The Watermark, 2011-present
Communications Working Group 2013-present
Conference Program Committee 2013-2014
Panel Moderator, ALHHS 2014
Publications Award Jury 2016

International

North American Serials Interest Group 2009-2010
Conference Recorder 2009-2010
Conference Newsletter Reporter 2009-2010
Conference User Group Facilitator 2009-2010

 RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

SCELC Travel Grant recipient, 2011.
USC Libraries Dean’s Challenge Grant and brokered touchscreen donation to NML 2011.
USC Visions & Voices Grant for Event with Mary Roach. October 17, 2013
Mutter Museum Wood Scholar Travel Grant March 2014.
MLGSCA Professional Development Award Grant March 2014.
USC Zumberge Fund Individual Grant April 2014.
USC Visions & Voices Grant for Event with Caitlin Doughty & Lindsey Fitzharris April 6, 2017.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Peer Reviewed Articles

Curran MC. “Debating beta: considerations for libraries.” Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2011 8(2): 117-125.

Wu J, Chatfield AJ, Hughes AM, Kysh L, Rosenbloom MC. “Measuring patrons’ technology habits: an evidence-based approach to tailoring library services.” Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2014 102(2): 125-129. PMCID: PMC3988763 DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.102.2.014.

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

Curran MC. “Reconnecting patrons to medicine’s past: breathing new life into an underused medical rare book collection.” The Watermark: Newsletter of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences. Fall 2010.

El-Sherbini M (presenter), Curran MC (recorder). “Resource Description and Access (RDA): New Code for Cataloging.” The Serials Librarian. NASIG Proceedings. 2011 60(1-4): 7-15. NASIG Proceedings: NASIG 2010: An Oasis in Shifting Sands: NASIG at 25.

Curran MC. “A Call for increased librarian support for the medical humanities.” Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2012 100(3). 153-155

Rosenbloom MC. “Stayin’ Alive.” Lapham’s Quarterly. 2013 Oct 8. http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/roundtable/stayin-alive-a-history-of-resuscitation.php

Rosenbloom MC. “Let’s talk about death, says medical librarian donating her corpse to science.” WHYY’s The Pulse. 2014 Jan 29. http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/component/flexicontent/item/64396-lets-talk-about-death-says-medical-librarian-donating-her-corpse-to-science

Rosenbloom, MC. “A Book by its Cover: Identifying & Scientifically Testing the World’s Books Bound in Human Skin.” The Watermark: Newsletter of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences. 2016 39(3): 71-73.

Rosenbloom MC. “A Book by its Cover.” Lapham’s Quarterly. 2016 Oct 19. http://laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/book-its-cover

Book and Website Reviews

Curran MC. “Kirsch, Irving, The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth (New York: Basic Books, 2010).” Review of The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth, by Irving Kirsch. The Watermark: Newsletter of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences. 2010 33(2): 40-42.

Curran MC. “Copyright Advisory Network.” “NLM Mobile.” “RDA Toolkit.” “Mendeley,” “EasyBib & Zotero.” Technical Services Quarterly. 2010-2011, over multiple issues.

Curran MC. “A History of the Book in America, vol. 2.” Review of A History of the Book in America, vol. 2: The Expanding Republic: Print, Culture, and Society in the New Nation, 1790-1840. Library Journal. October 15, 2010.

Curran MC. “Divine Art, Infernal Machine.” Review of Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending. Library Journal. November 15, 2010.

Curran MC. “The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman To Circumnavigate the Globe.” Review of The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman To Circumnavigate the Globe by Glynis Ridley. Library Journal. December 23, 2010.

Curran MC. “Warsh, Cheryl Krasnick, Prescribed Norms: Women and Health in Canada and the United States since 1800 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010)” Review of Prescribed Norms: Women and Health in Canada and the United States since 1800, by Cheryl Krasnick Warsh. The Watermark: Newsletter of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences. 2011 34(1): 52-53.

Curran MC. “Pox: An American History.” Review of Pox: An American History. Library Journal. March 1, 2011.

Rosenbloom MC. “Mary Roach. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. (New York: W.W. Norton, 2013).” Review of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, by Mary Roach. The Watermark: Newsletter of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences. 2013 36(3): 71-73.

Miscellany

Frontier Medicine exhibit, Norris Medical Library front foyer, November 2009.
History of Medicine Libguide published, January 2011.
Cranioklepty Author Talk & Rare Book Event, Norris Medical Library, February 7, 2011.
SCELC Travel Grant recipient, 2011.
USC Libraries Dean’s Challenge Grant and brokered touchscreen donation to NML 2011.
Poisoner’s Handbook Author Talk & Rare Book Event. Norris Medical Library. October 6, 2011.
Taught E-Book Technology Lunch Series with Emily Brennan, Norris Medical Library, December 5, 2011.
Created syllabus for future USC MILM Health Sciences Librarianship Course with an NML team. 2011.
Weekly Volunteer at Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic  2010-2013
“Ill-Gotten Brains” public lectures about NML Rare Collections – Los Angeles, New York, & Berkeley, CA. 2011.
Shakespeare & The Four Humors Exhibit, Norris Medical Library front foyer, 2012.
“Death Salon LA: Combatting death taboos through an understanding of culture and medical history.” Soul of Medicine Lecture. September 12, 2013.
USC ZYGO ethics panel about Nazi medicine. February 28, 2014.
Waking the Dead exhibit, Norris Medical Library front foyer, 2015.
Co-Founder and Director of Death Salon LA, October 18-20, 2013. Death Salon UK, April 9-13, 2014. Death Salon SF, October 11, 2014. Death Salon Getty Villa, April 26, 2015. Death Salon Mutter Museum, October 5-6, 2015. Death Salon Film Festival, Houston, September 16-18, 2016.
“A Thesaurus of Horrors: A History of the Fear of Premature Burial” public lecture – Los Angeles, March 7, 2014; London, April 10, 2014; New York, July 1, 2014; & Philadelphia, July 9, 2014.
Medical Monsters exhibit, Norris Medical Library front foyer, 2015.
Healing Plants exhibit, Norris Medical Library front foyer, 2016.

PRESENTATIONS

Curran MC. “Reconnecting patrons to medicine’s past: breathing new life into an underused medical rare book collection.” Joint Meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona and the Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group. Glendale, AZ. January 27-30 2010.

Curran MC. “To Beta or Not to Beta: Considerations for Medical Libraries” Paper Presentation. Joint Meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona and the Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group. San Francisco, CA. February 23-25 2011.

Wu J, Brennan E, Chatfield AJ, Curran MC. “Emerging Technologies Committees: Exploring Potential, Improving Services.” Paper Presentation. Joint Meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona and the Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group. San Francisco, CA. February 23-25 2011.

Curran MC. “Bringing the USC History of Medicine Collection into the Online Realm.” Presentation & article for The Watermark. Archivists & Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences Annual Meeting. April 27-28 2011.

Curran MC. “The method behind the madness: explaining the philosophy behind RDA to technical services staff and non-technical librarians.” Paper Presentation. Medical Library Association. Minneapolis, MN. May 13-18 2011.

Rosenbloom MC, Prottsman MF. “Bringing back the librarian as collection curator in data driven acquisitions: a year-long experiment in next-generation e-book DDA in an academic health sciences library.” Paper Presentation. Medical Library Association. Boston, MA. May 3-8 2013.

Wu J, Rosenbloom MC. “Navigating the Waters of Cross-Institutional Collaboration.” Paper Presentation. Joint Meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona and the Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group. La Jolla, CA. July 24-26 2013.

Rosenbloom MC. “Bringing Some Flash to Your Library’s Exhibits.” Lightning Talk Paper Presentation. Joint Meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona and the Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group. La Jolla, CA. July 24-26 2013.

Rosenbloom MC. “Branching out of the rare book room: expanding the role and reach of the health sciences special collections librarian.” Paper presentation. Medical Library Association. Chicago, IL. May 16-21 2014.

Wu J, Chatfield AJ, Hughes AM, Kysh L, Rosenbloom MC. “Mobile device usage at an academic health sciences library: what do they really want?” Paper presentation. Medical Library Association. Chicago, IL. May 16-21 2014.

Rosenbloom MC. Books of the dead: death imagery from the library vaults. Invited Keynote Speaker. The Zamorano Club. 2014 Oct 1.

Rosenbloom MC. Books of the dead: death imagery from the library vaults. Public Lecture. Death Salon: San Francisco. 2014 Oct 11.

Rosenbloom MC. Roundtable on careers in the health humanities and arts. Panel Discussion. Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human. USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics. 2014 Nov 5; Los Angeles, CA.

Rosenbloom MC. A Will For the Woods film screening. Panel Discussion. USC Gerontology Department. 2015 Feb 18; Los Angeles, CA.

Rosenbloom MC, Dhody A., Hark R., Kirby D. Skin Deeper: Identifying & Analyzing the World’s Books Bound in Human Skin. Panel Discussion. Death Salon: Mutter Museum. 2015 Oct 5.

Rosenbloom MC, Lockhard E. Death from the Doctor/Daughter Perspective. Panel Discussion. Death Salon: Mutter Museum. 2015 Oct 6.

Rosenbloom MC. A Book by its Cover: Identifying and Scientifically Testing the World’s Books Bound in Human Skin. Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences. Minneapolis, MN. 2016 Apr 28.

Rosenbloom MC. Swetsing Bullets: Managing Library Collections in the Face of Subscription Agent Bankruptcy. Paper presentation. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. 2015 May 15-20; Austin, TX.

Rosenbloom MC. The Personal & Professional: Your Interests Unexpectedly Informing Your Library Service & Vice Versa. Invited Keynote Address. Australian Library and Information Association. ALIA West Symposium 2016. July 15, 2016.

Rosenbloom MC. Invited presentation. Strange Science: An Evening of Oddities. The Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens. October 28, 2016.

POSTERS

Curran MC. “Avoiding Obsolescence: A Professional Development Plan for Print Serials Staffers.” Poster Presentation. North American Serials Interest Group. Palm Springs, CA. June 3-6 2010.

Rosenbloom MC. “QR You? – Using QR Codes to Provide Access to the Medical Library’s Electronic Resources.” Poster Presentation. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. May 3-8 2013.

Wu J, Brown J, Rosenbloom MC, Prottsman MF. “Web-Scale Discovery: Is It a Building Block for Your Future?” Poster Presentation. Medical Library Association. Chicago, IL. May 16-21 2014.

 

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