Our Library Team: Say Hello!
Kris Alpi, MLS, MPH, PhD, FMLA, AHIP-D (she/her/ella)
Associate Dean of Libraries & Information Sciences
As Associate Dean for Libraries & Information Sciences, Kris collaborates broadly to ensure that the entire Mount Sinai community has access to knowledge resources, tools and library expertise to facilitate its learning, discovery, clinical care and service. She earned her library degree at Indiana University, her MPH at Hunter College here in NYC, and her PhD in Educational Research & Policy Analysis at North Carolina State University. She has a passion for art history, modern languages (Italian, Spanish, French, Russian and German), tennis and horses that she would be happy to discuss.
Mia Bolton, MSLIS (she, her, hers)
Reference & Instruction Librarian, Mount Sinai West & Mount Sinai Morningside
Mia serves as the Reference & Instruction Librarian at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside System Libraries, providing reference services, research consultations, and an introductory course designed to acquaint nurses with library services. Alongside her professional responsibilities, Mia is deeply engaged in research endeavors, with a primary focus on artificial intelligence, user experience, strategic planning, assessment methods, and delivering targeted research support to faculty and students. Mia has held positions at the Sojourner Truth Library of SUNY New Paltz and the Edward G. Miner Library of University of Rochester Medical Center prior to joining the library team at Mount Sinai.
Beyond her contributions within the library domain, Mia is an artist, whose interest include ceramics, watercolor painting and sewing. Her fondness for exploration finds a special place in New Paltz, NY - Mia's cherished destination and the town where she obtained her BS in Art Education from The State University of New York at New Paltz. Her origins trace back to a small village outside of Syracuse, NY where she was born and raised. Interestingly, her academic journey came full circle as she virtually returned to her hometown to complete her MLIS at Syracuse University, building on the foundation of her Bachelor's degree.
Luke Clinton, MA (he/him/his)
Library Operations Coordinator, Mount Sinai West & Mount Sinai Morningside
As Library Operations Coordinator, Luke manages the day-to-day operations of the hospital libraries at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside. Prior to coming to Mount Sinai, he worked at the New York Institute of Technology, where he also received his MA in Communication Arts.
Timothy Hayes (He/They)
Circulation Services Supervisor, Levy Library
Tim Hayes is the Circulation Services Supervisor at the Levy Library. In this role, he supports the daily operations, activities, and projects of the library and its users. His background includes working as a courier, barista, and factory machine operator, but for the last decade he has been working in public libraries, with a focus on technology assistance and training, and makerspace design and programming. He grew up on a farm in central Massachusetts, but lived in Rhode Island for half a decade before his recent relocation to Manhattan. A self-described dilettante when it comes to hobbies, he includes cooking (but not baking), digital design, robotics, glassblowing, illumination and calligraphy, metalworking, computer programming, woodworking, and horseback riding amongst his skills, and enjoys relaxing by playing board games and telling stories.
Tim has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Rhode Island, and currently pursuing a Master in Library and Information Science.
Carrie Levinson, MSLIS (she/her/hers)
Manager, Reference & Instruction Services
As the Manager of Reference & Instruction Services for the Levy Library, Carrie Levinson leads a team of librarians and manages the provision of research and clinical support and educational sessions for the information-seeking, learning and knowledge creation needs of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Health System communities. She previously served as the Reference & Instruction Librarian for the Mount Sinai West and Morningside campuses. Carrie also formerly held positions at The New York Academy of Medicine and Touro College, and earned her BA in Psychology from Binghamton University and MSLIS from Pratt Institute.
Lily Martin, MLIS (she/her/hers)
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Team Lead, Evidence Synthesis Service
Lily serves the Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai community in all aspects of research and educational support, providing consultation services covering literature searching, conducting systematic reviews, and using reference management tools to streamline research. In addition to providing these reference services, Lily manages and teaches several of the Library’s open class offerings and provides targeted educational sessions to several GME programs. She is passionate about supporting evidence-based medicine and information literacy across the institution. Lily received her BA from McGill University and her MLIS from Pratt Institute, and held positions at Northwell Health, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center prior to joining Mount Sinai.
Kerry McKee, MLIS (she/her/hers)
Director, Access Services
Kerry McKee serves as the Director of Access Services at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In this role she leads the library team that provides circulation services, resource sharing services, library communications, and outreach and engagement for the academic, research, and clinical communities of the Mount Sinai Health System. Kerry's expertise is in the areas of user experience, assessment, and application/platform management. Prior to joining the Levy Library, Kerry worked in both academic and corporate libraries, as well as in the non-profit sector specializing in user engagement. Kerry earned a MLIS from San Jose State University and BSBA in Marketing from the University of South Florida.
Linda Paulls, MLIS (she/her/hers)
Library Manager and Medical Librarian, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Linda Paulls, MLIS is the Medical Librarian at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai Downtown. Linda provides reference services, research consultations, publication support and instructional services to Mount Sinai Downtown clinical communities. Her professional interests include evidence-based practice, supporting clinical decision-making, GME learning, and supporting nursing research, quality assurance projects and Magnet accreditation.
Linda has a MLIS from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor’s degree from New York University.
Brendan Plann-Curley, MSLIS (he/him/his)
Reference and Instruction Librarian, Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai
Brendan Plann-Curley is the Reference and Instruction Librarian and Liaison to the Levy Library. He provides research, education, and instruction services to the students, faculty, staff, and administration at the Phillips School of Nursing. He is expert in the areas of literature review and searching, nursing research, reference management, instructional design, and evidence-based practice in nursing. Brendan has a long track record of working in various roles within academic libraries in the New York area, and he especially enjoys working with nursing students and faculty. He holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Liberal Arts from The New School and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science with an Advanced Certificate in Archives from Pratt Institute.
Kaci Resau, MA, MLIS (she/they)
As the E-Resources Manager, Kaci is responsible for the management of the library systems, technical troubleshooting, and discovery enhancement in collaboration with colleagues across the Levy Library.
Kaci has worked in Higher Education since 2007 and has held various roles in libraries, admissions, and as adjunct faculty. Kaci completed her Doctor of Public Administration at West Chester University. Her dissertation focused on succession and workforce planning in small to mid-size academic libraries. She holds a Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) degree from the University of Alabama, an MA in International Relations & Conflict Resolution from American Military University, and a BA in Government Politics from St. John's University (NY).
Assistant Director, Licensing & Procurement
Evita’s first exposure to the internal library world began when she joined Elsevier in 2005. During her nearly six years with Elsevier, she supported many universities and prominent corporations in their acquisitions of electronic STM serials and monographs, along with Elsevier’s full portfolio of federated databases. Evita also spent two years at Artstor, where she was responsible for the transformation of the User Services team. She was instrumental in raising overall participant satisfaction through proactive support and high user engagement, as well as the inaugural formation of the Artstor Advisor Board.
Most recently, she has worked with customers to help implement and launch their vision for organized digital intranet workspaces. Evita’s passion has always been in the realm of supporting knowledge, education and efforts for enhancing innovative experiences. In her spare time, Evita enjoys photography, hiking and seeking out traditional and ancient methods of healing.
Manager, Public Services
Caleb Rupp is the Manager of Public Services for the Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In this role, he leads the circulation team to provide day-to-day support to students, faculty, and staff in matters relating to public access, including room reservations, user account management, and library services. His background is in public libraries and stage production and he hails from Vermont, where he graduated from Bennington College.
Katherine Santana, MSLIS, MA
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Katherine is the Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She provides general reference and instruction services including teaching the Library's open classes. Her interests include reference management, research and user experience (U/X). Katherine has previously worked for the New York Public Library and New York University's Bobst Library in various settings including user experience (U/X), reference, teaching and instruction. She received her MA in Food Studies from New York University and MSLIS from Long Island University. She also holds a BA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a New York State Public Librarian Certificate.
Daphne Scott, MLS (she/her/hers)
Licensing & Scholarly Resources Coordinator
As the Licensing & Scholarly Resources Coordinator, Daphne ensures continuous access to knowledge resources, assists with collection development, and supports scholarly communication activities in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and Mount Sinai Health System. She is passionate about equitable access to data, research, and information to support increased knowledge production. Daphne received her BA from Ball State University and her MLS from Indiana University. In her spare time she enjoys learning new skills in the kitchen, indoor gardening, and camping.
Jessica Walker (she/her/hers)
Library Assistant, Circulation Services
Working for the Levy Library as a Library Assistant in the Circulation Services team for 12 years, Jessica is responsible answering patrons inquiries at the service desk and triaging inquiries to the appropriate resources or departments. Jessica also oversee daily facility-related duties including stacks, computer equipment and classroom maintenance.
Chandra Weaver (she/her/hers)
Library Assistant, Interlibrary Loan Services and Circulation Services
Chandra Weaver has been a Library Assistant with the Levy Library for over 20 years and has helped the library through its print days and ushered the library into the modern electronic era.Chandra plays a fundamental role at the circulation desk, helping patrons navigate their way around library services and is an integral part of Levy’s Interlibrary loan team overseeing the daily operations of borrowing and loan shipments. Chandra enjoys interacting with patrons and assisting them with all of their informational needs and has a passion for public service. In her personal time, Chandra continues to expand her education, studying nutrition, natural foods, and holistic healing.
Gloria Willson, MLIS, MPH (she/her/hers)
Director, Education & Research Services
As the Director of Library Education and Research Services, Gloria ensures that the reference, consultation, education, and scholarly communications services available from the library meet the needs of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and wider Mount Sinai Health System communities. Gloria has 20+ years of experience working in public, academic, and special libraries with over 15 years in health sciences librarianship. Gloria enjoys engaging with educators and students to enhance the teaching and learning experience by leveraging the expertise and resources of the Levy Library. She holds a Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) degree from Pratt Institute, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Long Island University, and a BA in Psychology degree from Manhattan College.