Associate Dean Health Sciences Libraries & Director Norris Library
Contact Information
Norris Medical Library
2003 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9130

(323) 442-1130
cynthia.henderson@usc.edu

Cynthia Henderson

Library Responsibilities

Health Sciences Libraries vision and mission
Health Sciences Libraries administration
Health Sciences Libraries policies

Contact me regarding

Health Sciences Libraries administrative issues
Donations to the Health Sciences Libraries

Educational Background

MILS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

BS, Cum Laude, Educational Psychology, Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi

Selected Awards

$25,000 Sub-Contract Award. Continuation. Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women’s Health. Targeted information dissemination of resources on Women’s Health and Sex/Gender Differences in Health and Behavior. ” Project period: June 2013 through September 2013.
$50,000 Sub-Contract Award. Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women’s Health. Targeted information dissemination of resources on women’s health and sex/gender differences in health and behavior. Project partners: Howard University Women’s Health Institute and the Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies Program. Project period: June 2012 through September 2012.

$40,000 Sub-Contract Award. National Networks of Libraries of Medicine Region 2 Southeastern Atlantic. Teaching librarians at 5 Atlanta Fulton Public Library System sites on searching National Library of Medicine Databases.  Project period: July 2005 through June 2006.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Henderson CL, Kelly DP, Swanson J, Welmaker R, Arango XE. Project uncover health information databases. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 2009;13(2):135-142.

Henderson CL. Access to medical knowledge: libraries, digitization and the public good (Book review). Library Quarterly. 2007;77(3):340-342.

Henderson CL, Griffith PA. Seminars in Cerebrovascular Diseases and Stroke (Journal Review). Journal of the American Medical Association. 2004;291:1269.

Henderson CL. The Role of the black health sciences librarian. In: Josey EJ, DeLoach ML. Handbook of Black Librarianship. 2nd ed. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press; 2000. p. 683-696.

Blecic DD, Bangalore NS, Dorsch JL, Henderson CL, Koenig MH, Weller AC. Using transaction log analysis to improve OPAC retrieval results. College & Research Libraries. 1998;59(1): 39-50.

Pifalo VG, Hollander S, Henderson CL., DeSalvo P, Gill GP. Impact of consumer health information provided by libraries: the Delaware experience. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. 1997;85(1): 16-22.

Henderson FC, Henderson CL, McGettigan BO. Gathering information. In: Henderson FC, McGettigan BO. Managing Your Career in Nursing. 2nd ed. New York: National League for Nursing Press; 1994. p. 54-81.

Henderson CL. Do you want me? What attracts users and can repel them from a consumer health website. Paper presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. 2014 May 18. Chicago, IL.

Henderson CL. Project Prepare: ice in the icebox. Invited paper presented at the Disaster Information Outreach Symposium for Information Professionals Meeting Disaster Health Information Needs. National Library of Medicine Lister Hill Center. 2011 March 29 – 30.  National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD.

Henderson CL. Library disaster and emergency planning. Paper presented at the 10th International Congress on Medical Librarianship. 2009 September 3. Brisbane, Australia.