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    Our Goals

    The goals of the Levy Library Publishing Portal are:

    This project was partially funded thanks to a grant provided by the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Outreach Projects (Award Number:  5UG4LM012342-02).

    Our Team

    Gali Halevi, MLS, PhD

    gali.halevi@mssm.edu

    Before joining Levy Library, Gali was responsible for the development of research evaluation and metrics tools for Elsevier’s leading products and was the director of research evaluation metrics development programs. During her tenure at Elsevier she was also responsible for the organization and production of a series of seminars and conferences focusing on different aspects of the scientific and research endeavor worldwide. She was a member of the editorial board of Research Trends and a regular writer for the magazine.

    In addition, Gali is also a researcher and has published several articles in peer reviewed journals. Her areas of expertise are research evaluation and impact, bibliometrics, global scientific trends and international research collaborations. Prior to her work at Elsevier, Gali was an information specialist providing competitive intelligence services for pharmaceutical and financial companies. Gali received her Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her PhD in Information Science from Long Island University in New York.

    Kerry McKee, MLIS

    kerry.mckee@mssm.edu

    Serving as the Access Services Librarian, Kerry works alongside the Assistant Library Director of Outreach & Public Services to manage interlibrary loan, circulation services, course reserves, and the library facilities.

    Prior to joining the Levy Library team, Kerry has had the opportunity to work in various public, academic, and corporate libraries in Toronto, New York, and Florida. Kerry received her Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and her BSBA in Marketing from the University of South Florida.

    Rachel Pinotti, MLIS

    rachel.pinotti@mssm.edu

    As Assistant Library Director, Education & Research Services, Rachel enjoys supporting the Mount Sinai community through answering reference inquiries, providing consultation services, and teaching. Her expertise is in the areas of evidence-based practice, reference management, and advanced search techniques, including developing search strategies for systematic reviews & meta-analyses. Rachel earned her BA in Classical Studies from Emory University and her MLIS from Long Island University. Prior to joining Levy Library, Rachel spent five years working in the field of electronic resources publishing, including at the medical publisher McGraw-Hill Professional.

    Samantha Walsh, MLS

    samantha.walsh@mssm.edu

    In addition to providing reference services for the Mount Sinai Health System community, Samantha acts as a library liaison to the Public Health, Healthcare Delivery Leadership, and Genetic Counseling graduate programs, providing research instruction and assistance with library learning materials. Samantha is passionate about helping students and faculty to develop their research skills and utilize information resources efficiently and effectively. Samantha also serves as the Levy Library’s chief reference management consultant, assisting student and faculty researchers with tools such as EndNote and Zotero.

    In addition to academic and medical librarianship, Samantha has provided reference services in archival and public library settings. As an Information Professional, she is passionate about ensuring that students become confident and adaptable information seekers. Samantha earned her Master of Library Science(MLS) degree from Queens College in 2015, and is currently pursuing an MA in Literature, Language, and Theory at Hunter College.

    Linda Paulls, MLIS

    linda.paulls@mountsinai.org

    Linda Paulls, MLIS is Library Manager and Medical Librarian at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Linda manages the daily operations of the hospital library and provides reference services, consultations, and instruction services to the Mount Sinai Downtown clinical communities, which include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai NY Eye & Ear, Mount Sinai Union Square and Mount Sinai Brooklyn. Her professional interests include evidence-based practice, supporting clinical decision-making, GME learning, and supporting nurses on the journey to Magnet accreditation.

    Linda has a MLIS from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor’s degree from New York University. She enjoys pursuing professional development in evidence-based practice and health sciences database searching.