Friday, April 28, 2017

WHSLA Spotlight - Karen Hanus at the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries in Milwaukee, WI

Karen L. Hanus, MLIS, AHIP is the Assistant Director for Collection Management at the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries. Karen started at MCW while she was in library school and has held various positions in the library including User Education/Reference Librarian, ILL/Copyright Librarian, and Access Services Manager. 

Karen has been a WHSLA member since 1992. She has held various leadership positions in WHSLA throughout the years including two terms as President, Chair of the Communications, Steering, and Annual Meetings Committees, and Archivist. She is currently Presiding Officer of the Southeastern Wisconsin Health Science Libraries Consortium and President Elect of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association. She is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Library Leadership in a Digital Age Program.

Karen is a purebred Wisconsinite. She grew up in Menomonee Falls and earned her bachelor’s degree at Marquette University and her master’s degree at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She enjoys playing Sheepshead with family and friends, going to supper clubs, and watching the wildlife in her backyard. 

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