Congratulations to Jessica E. DeCaro, MLIS, AHIP, who was promoted to Director of the Cleveland Health Sciences Library (CHSL) at Case Western Reserve University last fall. She previously served as the Senior Librarian of User Services and the Interim Director.
DeCaro has extensive experience with academic and hospital health sciences libraries and has been a member of the Cleveland Health Sciences Library since 2013. She is an effective leader with a proven track record of building strong, collaborative relationships and serving the needs of the health sciences community broadly. She has been nimble and creative in providing library and information resources to our broad community of scholars, students, and educators.
She has led the CHSL through several transitions, including the opening of the library branch at the Health Education Campus; the relocation of all resources and operations from the Health Center Library branch to the Allen Memorial Medical Library branch, and the transition from in-person to remote operations of the CHSL.
DeCaro is an active member of many professional organizations and has participated in leadership roles at the national level within the Medical Library Association, and currently on committees within the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association. As Director, DeCaro is an ex officio member of the Cleveland Medical Library Association’s Board of Trustees. She has contributed to academic research at Case Western Reserve University, having co-authored several systematic reviews and a book chapter.