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Assistant Professor

940-898-2612       SH 309

Professional Preparation

 PhD, 2011, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Information & Library Science

MS, LIS, 2004, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Library and Information Science

BS, 2001, Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, Business Management

Professional Experience

  • Project Coordinator, National Library of Medicine grant funded projects, Second Life
  • IMLS/TRLN Research Fellow, University of North Carolina and Duke University
  • Consultant, LSTA funded grant, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Library & Resource Center, Peoria, IL
  • Medical & Consumer Health Librarian, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Library & Resource Center, Peoria, IL
  • Information Specialist, Johnson County Public Library System
  • Circulation Supervisor, KS Public Library, Kansas City


  • LS 5013 Information Organization & Retrieval
  • LS 5263 Information Sources and Services
  • LS 5363 Health Sciences Information Services Management
  • LS 5473 Health Science Reference and Resources
  • LS 5483 Consumer Health Services and Resources
  • LS 5843 Practicum
  • LS 5903 Systematic Review


  • Perryman C. (2013). For non-expert clinical searches, Google Scholar results are older with higher impact, while PubMed results offer more breadth. A review of: Nourbakhsh, Eva, Rebecca Nugent, Helen Wang, et al. "Medical literature searches: A comparison of PubMed and Google Scholar." Health Information & Libraries Journal 29. (2012): 214-222. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(2): 251-253.
  • Cahill M., Perryman C., & Jeng L. Beginning the professional discourse: Incorporation of EBLIP concepts and tools into the LIS curriculum. Paper presentation, EBLIP6, June 2011, England, UK. 
  • Perryman C. & Wildemuth B. Researching special populations. In B. Wildemuth (Ed.), Applications of social research methods to questions in information and library science. London, UK: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
  • Wildemuth B. & Perryman C. Discourse analysis. In B. Wildemuth (Ed.). Applications of social research methods to questions in information and library science, London, UK: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
  • Perryman C. & van den Brekel G. Health libraries in Second Life. In L. Bell & RB Trueman (Eds.). Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries: Librarians and Educators in Second Life and Other Multi-User Virtual Environments. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2008.
  • SLymposium2008: SLA in Second Life. Invited speaker, November 2008.
  • Perryman C. & Marshall JG. Designing a curriculum in evidence-based practice for Master’s students in library and information science. In E. Connor (Ed.), Evidence-based librarianship: Case studies and active learning exercises, Oxford: Chandos Publications, 2007.
  • Perryman C. Finding our foundation: Analysis of the LISA database for research retrievability. 2006 MLA Annual Meeting, Phoenix. Second place for research, MLA Research Section.
  • Perryman C. (2006, July). Medicus deus: A review of factors affecting hospital library services to patients between 1790-1950. JMLA, 94(3): 263-270.
  • Perryman C. Information behaviors in an online smoking cessation community. 2005 MLA Annual Meeting, San Antonio. First place for research, MLA Research Section.


  • Evidence-based Librarianship, TLA Preconference workshop, April 24, 2013.
  • MLA Research Section Ad-Hoc Strategic Planning Committee, 2010-current.
  • Evidence summaries team member, 2006-2009, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.
  • Editorial Adviser, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. Appointed, 2013-current.
  • Editorial Adviser, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice journal. Appointed, 2012-2014.
  • ALA RUSA RSS Health and Medical Reference Committee, Guidelines Subgroup Member, 2012-2014.
  • Treasurer/Webmaster/Secretary, Medical Library Education Section, Medical Library Association, 2007-2009.
  • Member, MLA Task Force on Research Policy Statement Revision, 2005-2007.
  • Co-organizer, with Joanne Gard Marshall, 4th International Conference on Evidence-based Library & Information Practice, Chapel Hill, May 2007.
  • Member, Medical Library Association, ALISE, South Central Chapter, MLA, Special Library Association.

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