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Staff Profile

Katherine Downton, MSLIS

Katherine D. Downton, MSLIS

Head of Research Education & Outreach Services

Current Role at UMB

Head of Research, Education and Outreach Services



MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BA, University of Colorado at Boulder



Expert literature searches

Systematic reviews

Information literacy

Evidence-based practice

Research data management support

Leadership and mentoring


Professional Affiliations / Activities

Professional Service

Medical Library Association

  • Member and Chair, T. Mark Hodges International Service Award jury, 2012-2014
  • Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section
    • Honors Committee, 2011-2013
    • Continuing Education Committee, 2011-2013
    • Membership Committee, 2013-2015
    • MidAtlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC-MLA)
      • Chair, Membership Committee, 2013-2014
      • Membership Committee, 2011-2013
      • Quad Meeting Local Arrangements Committee, 2012
      • MAC-MLA 2011 Conference Planning, Exhibits Committee

Recent Posters and Presentations

Ludeman, E., K. (October 2011). Nurse Residency Programs: Creating New Avenues for Collaboration. Poster session presented at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Richmond, VA.

Young, K., Downton, K. Progress Without Pain: Tailoring Services to an Interdisciplinary Research Center. Poster Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Chapel Hill, NC, October 15, 2010.

Downton, K., Ludeman, E. Nurse Residency Programs: Librarians supporting New Nurses in Evidence-Based Practice. Paper presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 21, 2012.

Ludeman, E., Downton, K., Simply Put: Improving Patient Outcomes Through Health Literacy. Presentation at the Maryland Nurses Association, October 13, 2011.

Downton, K. Discovering Evidence: Nursing Resources for Patient Care. Presentation at the Nursing Practice Based on Evidence National Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 31, 2011.

Downton, K. Locating the Evidence: Medical and Legal Literature. Presentation at the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants National Educational Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 1, 2011.