Friday, January 27, 2017
WHSLA Spotlight - Jennifer Deal at Aurora West Allis Medical Center in West Allis, WI
This month's Spotlight highlights our brand-new WHSLA President, Jennifer Deal.
Jennifer Deal is a Librarian at Aurora West Allis Medical Center which is part of Aurora Health Care. She has been the librarian at Aurora West Allis Medical Center since 2015. Before that, she served as the librarian at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton for two years.
Her main responsibilities include literature searches, managing Aurora Health Care’s institutional repository, collection development, teaching caregivers how to use the library’s resources, and administration of the hospital’s intranet site.
Jennifer has a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MLIS from UW-Milwaukee as well as an MA in History from UW-Milwaukee (both 2013). She had planned on working in archives but a fieldwork opportunity at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in 2012 changed that. She loves working in the fast-paced world of health care and knowing that the information she provides to both providers and patient/community members leads to better care and outcomes. It also doesn’t hurt that she works with a fantastic group of people that are very focused on providing amazing service.
Jennifer lives in Milwaukee with her husband, two year old daughter, and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, cooking, reading, and knitting.