Andrea Lynch, M.L.I.S, recently joined City of Hope as librarian for scholarly communication at the Graff Medical and Scientific Library.
Partnering with members of City of Hope’s research, clinical and educational community, Lynch helps researchers fulfill the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy, which ensures the public’s free online access to published results of NIH-funded research. She also provides tools to help them decide where to publish their findings and suggests strategies for retaining copyrights.
|Andrea Martin (Photo by p.cunningham)|
“I’m looking forward to partnering with my City of Hope colleagues to enhance health information access,” said Lynch. “From helping our authors retain their copyright to assisting NIH-funded researchers and their teams to comply with policy and everything in between, I am excited to be a librarian focused on scholarly communication at City of Hope.”
Lynch disseminates information on open-access journals and other publishing options available through publishers and other content providers. She also holds educational sessions for citation management tools such as EndNote, which helps people keep track of their research and what publications they are reading.
Until February, Lynch’s weekly office hours will be Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the library’s main reading room, where she will be available to discuss complying with the NIH Public Access Policy, retaining copyright to publications, using EndNote, open access publishing options and other scholarly communication topics.
Lynch joined City of Hope from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library where she served as health and life sciences librarian and outreach and communication coordinator. In library school, she focused her projects and assignments on issues and topics important to consumers of health information, as well as medical libraries and librarians.
“I loved working there and was intrigued with what the librarians did every day — enhanced access to health information,” said Lynch. “I knew I wanted to be a medical librarian when I graduated from the masters program.”
Born in Hilo, Hawaii, Lynch earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from University of California, Berkeley, and her master’s degree from the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.
Lynch is a member of the Medical Library Association and the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA), and currently serves as the chair of the MLGSCA Web Committee.
To learn more about scholarly communication services at City of Hope, contact Lynch at email@example.com.