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Contact Us Page: Your Librarians


Anne K. Heimann, MS, AHIP
Director of Library Services

Hello, I'm Anne and I am the Director of Library Services. I have worked at the Bryan Library in various roles since 1999. I became director in 2007. I hold a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and I am a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. My primary role is to make sure you have access to the information resources and services you need in the places you need them. This involves everything from  planning and allocating the budget, maintaining online access to all our journals, eBooks and databases and filling department request for materials.  I collaborate with my coworkers to promote and market the Library's resources and services. I am a member of the Medical Library Association and other professional organizations that keep me up to date on the latest trends and changes in the field.

Jan Rice, MLS, AHIP
Lead Reference & Instruction Librarian

Hello, I'm Jan Rice, Lead Reference and Instruction librarian. I received my Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981 and am a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. I wear many hats in the Library. I teach students how to develop research skills so that they can find good resources for research papers and clinical care; I plan and coordinate the College “Information Literacy” program; I develop tutorials and course guides; I do literature searches for Medical Center physicians, administrators, managers and staff; I provide orientations for new physicians and employees so that they know the resources and services available to them. I’ve been fortunate to practice my profession in a number of academic institutions and medical centers, and working in the Bryan Health Library allows me to merge these worlds – working with students and faculty to hone their information literacy skills while, at the same time, being involved in the clinical world through literature searches and reference questions. 

Jessikah Gilmore, MLIS
Access Services Librarian


Hi there, I’m Jessikah Gilmore, Access Services Librarian at the Bryan Health Library. I recently earned a Masters in Library & Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Arizona in May, 2014. I am the person who “digs” for the scholarly journal articles you are searching for but can’t access on your own through our online databases. I work with a national network of libraries to obtain these articles and make them available to you. I love being able to help others locate exactly what they need for their research! I also take care of processing and cataloging new books as they are added to the Bryan Health Library collection