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Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Michelle A. Cawley

Michelle Cawley , MLS, MA is the Head of Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement (CARE) unit in the Health Sciences Library (HSL) at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In this role, she leads a team of liaison librarians who engage and partner with the University’s schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health as well as multiple clinical departments within UNC Medical Center. She supports innovation, outreach, and curriculum engagement with the five Health Affairs schools and the hospital and has deep experience in the application of machine learning solutions to improve the efficiency of completing scoping reviews, systematic reviews, and other large-scale literature reviews. CARE staff also partner with health affairs researchers around visualizing their research impact through bibliometric and other analyses. Ms. Cawley also partners with the Clinical and Statewide Engagement (CaSE) unit at HSL that includes health literacy and community outreach librarians committed to engagement with communities across North Carolina. Further, Ms. Cawley is interested in how libraries can effectively support data science curricula and research on campus. In 2019, she lead a committee tasked by the University Librarian to develop a framework and recommendations around services to begin or grow, increasing data-related skills among librarians, and how to address infrastructure needs. Previously, Ms. Cawley was on the development team for a machine learning application for reducing manual burden of reviewing literature search results. She has lead or consulted on multiple projects that have successfully applied this technology and is the co-author of several publications on the topic. Finally, she has presented on applications of machine learning technology at the annual meetings for the Society of Toxicology, American Public Health Association, Society for Risk Analysis, and Medical Libraries Association.
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