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Shelly Warwick, MLS, PhD

Associate Professor & Director of Library and Information Services, Sheldon L. Sirota DO Memorial Library

  • Office: 230 West 125th Street, Library, Suite 316
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem
  • Phone:
    (646) 981-4529
  • Email:

Shelly Warwick is an Associate Professor at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Touro College of Pharmacy and Director of Library and Information Services at the Sheldon L. Sirota Memorial Library. She currently serves on the board of the New York New Jersey MLA chapter and is the immediate past SIG Cabinet Director of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST). Dr. Warwick earned her MLS at the Graduate School of Library Science at Queens College, CUNY and her Ph.D. from Rutgers. Her career has included the roles of: medical librarian, academic instruction librarian, full-time library school faculty and information policy researcher. Her current research focus is health information literacy. She is a theatre addict, yogini, world traveler, and cookbook author.



Ph.D., Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ - 1999
Sixth Year Certificate in Information Technology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ - 1994
M.L.S. Queens College, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens, NY – 1991
M.F.A. Directing Program, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA - 1973-1974 - 24 Credits
B.F.A. Theatre, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT



Medical Library Association - MLA
New York - New Jersey Medical Library Association NY-NJ/MLA - Board Member
Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)
American Library Association



PubMed Workshops/Information Literacy



Intellectual Property
Health Information Literacy Education



Recent Grants:
NIH NN/LM MAR Technology Health Outreach Grant $10,000 – 2012-2013
NIH NN/LM MAR Health Literacy Grant. $30,000 – 2010-2011
NIH NN/LM MAR Technology Grant - $1,000 – 2009
NIH NN/LM MAR Small Projects Grant - $500.00 - 2008



Member Community Service Committee
Organize and Coordinate Health Information Literacy Table for Student Health Fairs
Health Information Literacy Lectures in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association at Senior Citizen Centers in Harlem - 2012-2013



**Warwick, Shelly. (2013) Enhancement of Student Learning and Community Outreach through the Use of Portable Devices: Grant Results. Lunch with the RML Session [online] October 31, 2013. NN/LM MAR Sponsored session.
*Warwick, Shelly (2003). Copyright, ethics and teaching in a digital environment. The Sixth Annual Ethics and Technology Conference, Boston College, Newton, Massachusetts, July 27.
*Warwick, Shelly (2001). UCITA: Shrink-Wrap, click-wrap and portals use agreements. National Online Meeting, Hilton Hotel, New York City, May 15.
*Warwick, Shelly (2001). Evaluating library automation software - a view from the classroom. E-Libraries 2001 Conference, Hilton Hotel, New York, May 16.
**Warwick, Shelly (2000). Copyright for libraries, museums and archives: the basics and beyond. Institute of Museum & Library Services Institute for Legal Ethical Issues in the New Information Era: Challenges for Libraries, Museums and Archives, Sponsored by Center for Information Research, University of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 20.