Gail Kouame

Associate Professor

Gail Kouame

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Administration
Department of Instruction & Innovation: Libraries

Administration
Department of Academic and Faculty Affairs: Libraries

Bio

Gail Kouame, MLIS, is the Assistant Director for Research & Education Services at the Greenblatt Library. Ms. Kouame manages the embedded librarian program for the Health Sciences colleges and units.

  • (706) 721-9904
  • AB 2201

Education

  • MLIS, Library and Information Science University of Washington, 1999

  • BA, Sociology Willamette University, 1985

Awards & Honors

  • Libraries Outstanding Faculty Award University Libraries, 2020

  • Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award Medical Library Association, 2020

  • NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, 2019

  • Research Paper Award - First Place Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association, 2017

  • Research Paper Award - Third Place Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 6595

    ECM 2-Foundations

Teaching Interests

Evidence-Based Practice; Critical appraisal of research literature; Bibliographic instruction

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • A Virtual Reality Library Space for Health Centered Education and Well-Being, 2021
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Making Space For A Makerspace, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Partnering to Analyze Selection of Resources by Medical Students for Case-Based Small Group Learning: A Collaboration between Librarians and Medical Educators, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Librarian Participation in Informatics Initiatives, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Evaluation of an Embedded Program Through the Embedded Ecosystem Framework and Toolkit, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Health literacy in vulnerable populations; Librarian integration into medical education

Department Service

  • Libraries Faculty Assembly 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Library Advisory Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Libraries Makerspace Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Libraries Faculty Assembly/Chair-Elect 2019 - 2020

  • Clinical Information Librarian Search Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • Pre-Clerkship Curriculum Committee - MCG 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Phase 3 Curriculum Committee - MCG 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • University Faculty Development Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Promotion & Tenure Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Senate 2016 - 2019

    Role: University Senate Service
  • University Strategic Planning, Environmental Analysis Team 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Medical Library Association Rising Stars 2021 - Present

    Role: Program Coordinator
  • Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association/Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Officer, Other Officer
  • Southern Chapter Medical Library Association/Membership Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Medical Library Association/Medical Informatics Career Development Grant Jury 2021 - 2022

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Medical Library Association/MLA/MIS Career Development Grant Jury 2020 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church 2018 - 2021

    Role: Officer, Other Officer
  • COIVD-19 Vaccine Clinic Volunteer 2021 - 2021

    Role: Other
  • AU Day of Service/Locally Grown 2019

  • Volunteer Reader at Children's Hospital of Georgia 2016 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • The Phinizy Center for Water Sciences- Shift #1 2018