Appointment: Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian

November 16, 2017

The University Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Terri Ottosen as community engagement and health literacy librarian at the Health Sciences Library (HSL), effective November 6.

Photograph of Terri Ottosen, Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian

Terri Ottosen, Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian

In this position, Terri will manage and continue the development of consumer health and patient education resources and services—including health literacy training—for health professionals and students in the UNC Health Affairs schools, UNC Health Care, and community partners throughout the state. She will serve as the HSL liaison to the UNC Hospitals’s patient education committees, information resources centers, and other units of UNC Health Care.

Terri will also direct HSL outreach to the citizens of North Carolina through NC Health Info, and she will direct work with public libraries and community agencies.

Prior to this appointment, Terri worked as the outreach and education coordinator and previously as the consumer health outreach coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Terri holds an M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University, in California; a certificate in patient advocacy from the University of Miami, in Florida; and a B.A. in sociology from California State University, San Bernardino.

Reach Terri at ottosen@email.unc.edu or (919) 843-3102.

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