Elizabeth R Lorbeer, EdM

Elizabeth R Lorbeer, EdM
Elizabeth R Lorbeer, EdM

Chair, Department of Medical Library

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Library


Contact Information

1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Department of Medical Library

Ms. Lorbeer 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. She regularly consults for publishers and vendors and is a distinguished member of The Academy of Health Information Professionals. She holds the rank of Associate Professor and teaches scholarly communications within the medical education program. Ms. Lorbeer attained her undergraduate degree and earned a Master’s in Library Sciences from State University of New York at Buffalo. She then completed a Master’s of Education in Higher Education Administration from Boston University.

  • Education and Training

    • EdM 1999, Higher Education Administration, Boston University
    • MLS 1996, Information and Library Science, State University of New York at Buffalo
    • BA 1995, History, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Research

    • Scholarly Communications
    • Publishing
    • Library Management
    • Library Collection Development
    • Librarianship
    • Evidence based medicine
    • Digital Libraries
  • Publications

  • Presentations

    • Current Disruptors in Academic Research: Scientific Misconduct, Spam Journals, and Mega Journals. Lorbeer E, 2019 Seminar: New Directions in Scholarly Publishing Models, Washington,DC, 10/2019