Carol Perryman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies

Library & Information Studies

Carol Perryman, Ph.D.

Stoddard Hall, Rm. 408


MLIS, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

More than 20 years of practice in academic, public, law, and medical libraries led to dissertation research focused on the information practices of hospital librarians in support of decision making. Research in the area of practitioner research practices directly informs teaching and service activities. Educational involvement includes  participation in a Provost-led initiative to build an interprofessional program in informatics and a research team using big data to understand patient flows for those diagnosed with schizophrenia through emergency services of more than 80 hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. More recent involvement in scholarly communication has included editorial responsibilities for two journals, with particular interest in evidence-based peer review and multi-disciplinary author attributions in published research. She is currently co-PI for the TLCART program, which provides MLS/Community Informatics courses to students living and working in rural Texas communities. 


Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina System : Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
B.S., Business Management, Friends University


Health Disparities; Critical Evaluation of Information; Scholarly Communication; New Roles for Librarians; Informatics; Evidence-Based Librarianship; Practitioner Research; Consumer Health

Latest Articles

Emergency Department Utilization among Patients with Schizophrenia in North Texas
Texas Public Health Journal (2021)
Mikyoung Lee, Marie-Anne DeMuynck, Carol L. Perryman

Changing Models of Library Education to Benefit Rural Communities
Public Library Quarterly (2019)
Carol L. Perryman, Ling Hwey Jeng

Credit due: Multiple author attributions for interdisciplinary informatics research groups
Hypothesis: Journal of the Research Section of the Medical Library Association (2018)
Carol L Perryman

AAU library directors prefer collaborative decision making with senior administrative team members
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (Online) (2017)
Carol L Perryman

Prison Library Services in Croatia Need Improvement to Meet International Standards of Universal Rights to Access
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (Online) (2016)
Carol Perryman

Evaluation of self-ratings for health information behaviour skills requires more heterogeneous sample, but finds that public library print collections and health information literacy of librarians needs improvement
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (Online) (2016)
Carol L. Perryman

Research engagement of health sciences librarians: A survey of research-related activities and attitudes
Journal of the Medical Library Association (2016)
Susan Lessick, Carol L Perryman, Sandy L. DeGroote, Brooke L. Billman, Kris M. Alpi

Mapping studies
Journal of the Medical Library Association (2016)
Carol L. Perryman

Assessment related skills and knowledge are increasingly mentioned in library job postings
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (Online) (2015)
Carol L. Perryman


Studying Special Populations
in Applications of social research methods to questions in information and library science | Libraries Unlimited (2016)
Carol L. Perryman, Barbara Wildemuth

Discourse analysis
in Applications of social research methods to questions in information and library science | Libraries Unlimited (2016)
Barbara Wildemuth, Carol L. Perryman

Recent Presentations

Public Libraries and Public Health: Partners for Community Health
WebJunction (2021)
Virtual | Carol L Perryman

Academic Library Connections
2021 Rural Libraries Summit (ALA/PLA) (2021)
Virtual | Carol L Perryman, Dianne Connery

Interdisciplinary Informatics Research @TWU
Global Women in Data Science (2018)
Paper | Carol L Perryman

An interdisciplinary informatics research collaboratory as a socio-technical interaction network
13th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium (2017)
Paper | Kathryn Masten, Elaine Lantz, Carol Perryman, Marie-Anne DeMuynck, Kittipong Boonme

Knowledge Management Practices of the Dallas-Fort Worth Schizophrenia Study Team
13th International Conference on Knowledge Management (2017)
Podium | Kathryn Masten, Carol Perryman, Elaine Lantz, Marie-Anne DeMuynck, Kittipong Boonme Boonme

Medical Librarians in Practice: Research-Related Activities and Resource Use
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting (2016)
Paper | Carol Perryman

Librarians and health literacy: A scoping review
Medical Library Association (2015)
Poster | M. Klem, P. Devine, Y. El-Khahat, K. Gutzman, A. Knehans

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Association for Rural and Small Libraries
  • Healthline
  • Medical Library Association
  • National Working Group on Telehealth
  • South Central Region, Medical Library Association

Honors & Awards

  • WoMentoring in Graduate Education, Texas Woman's University (2021)
  • Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund stipend, American Public Health Association (2021)
  • Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy, Mentor, Texas Woman's University (2017)
  • Professional Recognition Award in the area of Research, Medical Library Association, Hospital Libraries Section (2016)