Nicole Theis-Mahon, MLIS, has been an Assistant Librarian at the Bio-Medical Library and the liaison to the School of Dentistry and Collections Coordinator for the Health Sciences Libraries since 2013. In this role Nicole supports the teaching, learning and research needs of the School of Dentistry, is the primary selector for all school and colleges of the AHC, and manages collections for the Health Sciences Libraries. Significant projects and initiatives include developing support throughout the state for a Minnesota Electronic Health Library, space planning within the Bio-Medical Library, and supporting evidence-based practice and research in the School of Dentistry.
Nicole is a member of the Medical Library Association, Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association, and Health Science Libraries of Minnesota. She has presented and published on user communities and discovery of information, patron driven acquisitions and impact metrics.
Areas of Interest
Curriculum-focused instruction, research support, systematic reviews, database searching and collection development.
Publications and Presentations (selected)
Theis-Mahon, Nicole, Janice Jaguszewski, Erinn Aspinall, Lisa McGuire. “Health information for all: meeting challenges in building legislative support for a statewide electronic health library” presented at the Medical Library Association Conference, May 18, 2015, Austin, TX.
John, Mike T., Nicole Theis-Mahon, and Steven Braun. “A Method to Rank Oral Health Researchers’ Publication Impact,” presented at the International Association for Dental Research, Boston, MA, March 13, 2015
Theis-Mahon, Nicole. "Third time's the charm: reconstructing an existing demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) program." Paper presented at the Medical Library Association Conference, Chicago, IL, May 19, 2014.
Theis-Mahon, Nicole. “User communities and discovery." Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 7, 2013.
Fransen, J., Friedman-Shedlov, L., Theis-Mahon, N., Traill, S., Boudewyns, D. (2012). Setting a direction for discovery: A phased approach. In Diane Dallis and Mary Popp (Eds.), Planning and implementing resource discovery tools in academic libraries. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Theis-Mahon, Nicole and Katherine Chew. “Determining your lineup card: implementing a demand driven acquisitions program within a large academic institution.” Paper presented at the Medical Library Association Conference, Seattle, WA, May 22, 2012
Theis-Mahon, Nicole. “Utilizing Tags to Enhance an E-book Portal” Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 15, 2011.
Werner, Debra, Nicole Theis-Mahon, and Robert Johnson. The accidental cohort: mentorship and cross-training in an academic health sciences library. Paper presented at the Medical Library Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 21, 2007.
McGuire, Lisa and Nicole Theis-Mahon. “Health and Medicine in the News: Linking Users to Health Information Reported in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)” Poster presented at Medical Library Association Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, May 21, 2006.