Carol Perryman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies

Library & Information Studies

Carol Perryman, Ph.D.

Contact

cperryman@twu.edu
940-898-2612
Stoddard Hall, Rm. 408

Biography

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. Current research in the area of practitioner research practices directly informs Perryman's teaching and service activities. Educational involvement includes building new courses on assessment, undergraduate information retrieval, and participation in a Provost-led initiative to build an interprofessional program in informatics and a research team which is 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. Perryman teaches in the area of information retrieval and is the main instructor and designer for the health sciences information program, which includes an evidence-based certificate, and is a part of the dual degree program in LIS/Health Studies.

Education

Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina System : Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2011
M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 2004
B.S., Business Management, Friends University, 2001

Expertise

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

Latest Articles

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

Medical Librarians in Practice, part 1: Research-Related Activities (RRAs) and Resources
Journal of the Medical Library Association (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

Diagnoses, drugs, and treatment are the main information needs of primary care physicians and nurses, and the internet is the information source most commonly used to meet these needs
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (Online) (2014)
Carol L Perryman

Chapters

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

Discourse analysis
in Applications of social research methods to questions in information and library science | Libraries Unlimited (2009)
Barbara Wildemuth, Carol L. Perryman

Studying Special Populations
in Applications of social research methods to questions in information and library science | Libraries Unlimited (2009)
Carol L. Perryman, Barbara Wildemuth

Healthinfo Island: Center of Consumer Health and Medical Information in Second Life
in Virtual worlds, real libraries: Librarians and educators in Second Life and other multi-user virtual environments | Information Today (2008)
Carol L. Perryman, Guus Van den Brekel

Designing a curriculum in evidence-based practice for Master's students in library and information science
in Evidence-based librarianship: Case studies and active learning exercises | Chandos Publications (2007)
Carol L. Perryman, Joanne Gard-Marshall

Professional Affiliations

  • Healthline
  • Medical Library Association
  • South Central Region, Medical Library Association

Honors & Awards

  • 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)