In this role, Ms. Sayed will provide leadership and implement strategic planning for an academic health sciences library that aims to be an “anytime, anywhere, any device resource.” Also, she will promote and lead all aspects of library service, collection development, budget administration, personnel management and policy formulation. Additionally, Ms. Sayed will build an integrated capacity to access and translate information into actionable knowledge and promote a culture of self-reliance within the institution.
Ms. Sayed has more than 20 years of experience in academic medical libraries with demonstrated success in improving access, awareness and services. Since 2008, she has served as Director, Distributed eLibrary at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. She also has held librarian positions at the University of South Alabama, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Medical College of Virginia and West Virginia University.
Ms. Sayed earned a Bachelor of Arts and MLS from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Master of Accounting from the University of South Alabama.
We wish to express our gratitude to Karen Hanus, MLIS, AHIP, Assistant Director of the MCW Libraries, for her dedication and contributions while serving as Interim Library Director following the retirement of Mary Blackwelder.