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University of Washington Health Sciences Library

Ann Madhavan, MSLIS

Nursing and Data Services Librarian

Curriculum Vitae

Ann Bett-Madhavan

Professional Experience

Nursing and Data Services Librarian
University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Seattle WA | July 2018 - present

Research and Data Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, Seattle, WA | November 2016 - July 2018

Data Indexer
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, WA | January 2015 - October 2016

Healthy Food America, Seattle, WA | April 2015 - June 2016

Special Librarian
King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, Seattle, WA | 2008 - 2014

Public Health Librarian
Public Health - Seattle & King County, Seattle, WA | 2005 - 2014

Public Health Outreach Specialist
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, Seattle, WA | 2012

Web Consultant, Bellevue, WA | 2006 - 2007

Technical Information Specialist
ECRI Institute, Plymouth Meeting, PA | 2001 - 2005

Information Services Technician
Thomas Jefferson University Scott Memorial Library, Philadelphia, PA | 2001

Library Assistant
Mercy Health Partners Anderson Hospital, Cincinnati, OH | 1999 - 2001

Occupational Therapist | 1981 - 1998
Hamilton, Ontario / Indianapolis, IN / Ann Arbor and Chelsea, MI / Monroeville, PA / Cincinnati, OH


Masters of Science in Library and Information Science (Honors), Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA | 2004
Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | 1984
Diploma, Occupational Therapy, Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | 1981

Additional Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of National Network of Libraries of Medicine 2007 Outreach to Underserved Health Professionals Award: Expanding Digital Library Services to Public Health Professionals in Western Washington, 2007-2008. 
  • Co-recipient of the 2006 MLA Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences for the Core Public Health Journals Project.
  • Recipient of the 2005 Sewell Memorial Fund Learning Partnership Fellowship
  • Recipient of the 2005 Rittenhouse Award for the best student paper on health sciences librarianship for: “The Information Needs of Medical Journalists: A Role for Information Specialists?”


Sewell Memorial Fund Board Member | 2012 - present
Medical Library Association
Medical Library Association, Pacific Northwest Chapter
Washington Medical Library Association


  1. Revere D, Turner AM, Madhavan A, Rambo N, Bugni PF, Kimball A, Fuller SS. Understanding the information needs of public health practitioners: a literature review to inform design of an interactive digital knowledge management system. J Biomed Inform. 2007 Aug 40(4):410-21. Epub 2007 Jan 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 1732463
  2. Giday M, Hawes M, Madhavan A, and Bann M. Factors other than medical acuity that influence hospitalisation: a scoping review protocol. 2019 Jun 14;9(6):e028949. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-028949. PubMed PMID: 31203251 

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