Introducing Our New Collection Management Librarian, Danielle Aloia

Welcome to New York Medical College. Tell us a little about your professional experience.

Darwin and me at the New York Academy of Sciences

Ever since my first experience in a library as a young girl I knew that I wanted to be part of this profession. Since that time, I have worked in libraries of all types, including museum, public, school, government and nonprofit. I studied health science librarianship at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC while working at the library at AARP where I was the cataloger/editor for the AgeLine database and library collection. For the last 6 years, I have worked at the New York Academy of Medicine managing the Grey Literature Report. While at the Academy, I also performed original research on the use of grey literature in systematic reviews and using social media to disseminate research results.

What are you most looking forward to in this new role?

I am excited to be working in an academic setting with faculty, staff, and students and working with a committee to select the best resources for their needs and providing access to high-quality resources. Library resources are expensive and expansive which makes allocating them a very strategic process that I am looking forward to mastering.

What challenges do you anticipate?

The challenges anticipated include developing and creating relationships with all the various library vendors and getting the best cost per resource for the NYMC community.

Anything else you might like to share, something personal or otherwise?

I am a big proponent of Twitter. Please follow me @daloia. I love to read (especially historical fiction), am a big Bob Dylan fan, and enjoy long bike rides with my dog. You can find me at an art museum, a comedy show, a Dylan event or on the trail during my time off.