UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Adam Dodd (MSIS ‘06) has been appointed head of the Web Developer Group at the Health Sciences Library. In this position, Dodd implements applications that provide access to resources, services and information for library users and staff. He helps to define a vision and priorities for information technology, and provides leadership to the Health Sciences Library’s Web Developer Group.
“The challenge of serving as Head of the Web Developer Group presents an opportunity to broaden my potential impact to a larger community,” said Dodd. “I am dedicated to providing efficient, practical access to health information. I see these efforts as my opportunity to assist in the advancement and improvement of healthcare in the state of North Carolina.”
Prior to accepting this position, Dodd served as interim head of the Web Developer Group at the Health Sciences Library. He has also been the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) health informatics librarian and the AHEC digital library Web/database developer.
After completing his MSIS in 2006, Dodd participated in the SILS Clinical Information Science Certificate Program at SILS. He feels that both experiences have been highly important in his career thus far.
“My academic experience with database-driven application development, interface design, user-centric design processes and systems analysis, still inform my work and practices today,” Dodd said. “My participation in the SILS Clinical Information Science Certificate program continues to provide me with a solid foundation of knowledge pertaining to Electronic Health Systems and Evidence Based Medicine processes. I have been able to increase my knowledge regarding Health Information Technology, as well as Clinical Decision Support systems, through the support of SILS faculty and staff.”