Clista Clanton

Clista Clanton

Senior Librarian - Biomedical Library
Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives

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Curriculum Vitae


  • MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    (Library Science), 2001

  • BA, University of Alabama at Huntsville
    (English), 1987

Research Interest

  • Interprofessional Education & Collaboration (IPEC)
  • Health literacy
  • Vulnerable populations/social determinants of health
  • Clinical librarianship

Completed Research Support

  • University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, Dean's Grant (2012) Storytelling to Capture the Healthcare Perspective of Homeless People: Qualitative Research Study  Role: Co-Investigator

  • National Library of Medicine/Southeastern Atlantic Region, Outreach Award, (2010-2011) Promoting Clearer Communication Between Health Professionals and Patients  Role: PI

Honors & Awards

  • Consortium of Southern Biomedical Libraries Distinguished Library Award for Embedded Librarian Project at Our Neighborhood Wellness Clinics at 15 Place and Dumas Wesley (2012)
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Gamma Chapter, Excellence in the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship (2011)
  • Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Research Section Poster Award (2004)
  • Medical Library Association, Research Section Paper Award (2003)