Tania Bardyn

Tania BardynAssociate Dean for Health Sciences
Director, Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 5

Tania Bardyn, MLIS, AHIP, joined the University of Washington on November 7, 2011, Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Director, Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 5 (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA, Guam and U.S. Associated Territories). More about this cabinet portfolio available here.

From 2008-2011, she worked at the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library at UCLA, as Associate Director for Public Services. In this role she was responsible for overseeing the full range of public services, including research and instruction services, collection development, access services and interlibrary loan. At UCLA Tania has significant experience with conducting needs assessments that lead to better alignment of resources and services.

Prior to coming to UCLA, Tania was Assistant Director of Affiliated Libraries at the New York University Health Sciences Libraries. Tania began her career at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio where she worked in public and access services. Tania is active in a diverse set of professional associations.

Within the Medical Library Association she currently serves on the Executive Board of the Hospital Library Section and chairs their Strategic Planning Committee. Within the American Library Association, Tania chairs the Library Interiors, Furnishings, and Equipment Committee, in the LLAMA Building and Equipment Section.

Tania is widely published in both library management and health sciences journals, and is a frequent presenter at conferences. Most recently, she and two colleagues presented this month at MLA on a very timely topic: “Perceptions of data needs, data skills and library roles: a focus group for translational researchers.”

Tania holds a B.A with honors in Political Studies and Economics from Queen’s University in Ontario, and a MSLIS from the University of Western Ontario. Tania graduated from the 2010-2011 class of the NLM/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program.