John Wiswell

Belk Library: Room 225
Collection Management Services
Health Sciences Librarian
Assistant Professor

ORCID (kind of like a DOI) --

Library Responsibilities

  • Scholarly Communication.  Evaluate and select information sources in all formats for these programs:
    Chemistry, Communication Sciences & Disorders, HES (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Health Promotion), Nursing, Nutrition & Health Care Management, and Physics & Astronomy.  Also Environmental Science, Fermentation Science, and Gerontology and starting to buy for RMPE.
  • Consult with faculty and others concerning curricular and research needs, especially for these programs
  • Information literacy instruction for students in classes and individually, especially for these programs
  • Participate in the Library's instruction and information literacy program

Scholarly Interests

  • Information behavior of students and faculty
  • Collection management for health and physical sciences
  • LIS and health science methodologies and data
  • Evidence-based practice in libraries and health services
  • Global health and injury epidemiology


  • Masters in Library and Information Studies, 2007, UNC Greensboro.
  • Masters in Public Health 1997, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers University, concentration in Epidemiology and Quantitative Methods (= using health data, health research methods and design, statistics)


  • ALA/ACRL, NCLA, Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, ANCHASL, and NC Public Health Association


Wiswell, John. 2015.  "Delays in Open Access Availability of Faculty Journal Articles."  Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter/MAC of the Medical Library Association/MLA, October 18-20, Asheville, NC.  Awarded 3rd place among research posters.


Johnson, Megan, Andrea Leonard, and John Wiswell. 2015. “Deciding to Change OpenURL Link Resolvers.” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 27 (1): 10–25. doi:10.1080/1941126X.2015.999519.

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