Elizabeth R Lorbeer, EdM

Elizabeth R Lorbeer, EdM
Elizabeth R Lorbeer, EdM

Chair, Department of Medical Library

Professor, Department of Medical Library


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Liz Lorbeer, EdM, MLS, began her role as the library director for WMed in 2013. Lorbeer’s career spans over twenty-five years as a librarian and administrator. She previously held positions at Boston University, Rush University Medical Center, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is the past-president of the Michigan Health Sciences Library Association, elected board member to both the Medical Library Association and the Society of Scholarly Publishing, and the principal investigator to four National Network of Libraries of Medicine Express Library Digitization Award grants. In 2020, Ms. Lorbeer received the Medical Library Association President’s Award for notable and significant contributions that enhance the profession of health sciences librarianship. She regularly consults for publishers and vendors and is a distinguished member of The Academy of Health Information Professionals since 2009. She holds the rank of Professor and teaches scholarly communications within the medical education program. Ms. Lorbeer attained her undergraduate degree and earned a Master of Library Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She then completed a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Boston University.