PhD student Emily Vardell authors book on Affordable Care Act

October 21, 2015

Emily Vardell, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information Science and Library Science (SILS), has authored her first book, The Medical Library Association Guide to Answering Questions about the Affordable Care Act, now available from Rowman & Littlefield.

The book is designed to serve as a practical guide for librarians seeking to learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA); locate authoritative, nonbiased information regarding the ACA; and serve patrons searching for ACA information for personal or research purposes. Vardell edited the volume, which includes chapters on health insurance literacy, how to answer ACA reference questions, and an annotated bibliography of ACA resources for consumers and researchers.