Diane joined the NIH Library as a clinical informationist in July, 2003. She works directly as a point of contact and informationist to the following NIH Institutes, Offices, and HHS Agency.
National Institutes of Health
- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- NIH Inter-Institute Endocrinology Fellowship Program (NIDDK Endocrine Fellows and NICHD Endocrine Fellows)
- NIH Office of Disease Prevention
- NIH Tribal Health Research Office
Health and Human Services
- Indian Health Service headquarters staff and clinicians in IHS/tribal hospitals and clinics throughout the U.S.
Diane is an active member of the Medical Library Association (MLA). She served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Medical Library Association. In addition she has served on the MLA Research Task Force, which advises and supports research and reseachers in the field of health sciences librarianship. She was also column editor for the MLA News Expert Searching column.
Diane has extensive experience in the corporate environment. She has worked for United HealthCare, Magellan Health Services, and Parexel Inc., a global bio/pharmaceutical services organization. She also has medical center experience, having worked in a Veterans Administration Medical Center and at the University of California, Davis medical library. In addition, she was biomedical research librarian for the research laboratory of the National Institutes of Drug Abuse and Addiction, Addiction Research Center, at Lexington, Kentucky.
She has a Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Kentucky and a BA degree in English from Kentucky Wesleyan College. She is certified by the Medical Library Association at the Distinguished Level, the highest level of certification within the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
What Can I Do For You
She provides a variety of information services.
- Comprehensive searching of published and gray literature including filtering and synthesis of search results for evidence-based patient care, research, publications, presentations, systematic reviews and meta-analyses projects
- End-user and group instruction on searching article databases [PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, Web of Science, others]
- End-user and group instruction on bibliographic management tools [EndNote]
- Cited reference searches
- Manuscript support [editing and references support]
Cooper, I.D. (2016). How to use survey results. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 104(2), 174-7.
Cooper, I.D. (2016). What is a mapping study? Journal of the Medical Library Association, 104(1), 76-8.
Cooper, I.D. (2015). How to write a research article and get it published. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 103(2), 67-8.
Cooper, I.D. (2015). Disruptive technology and medical librarirans. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 103(1), 1-2.
Cooper, I.D., Crum, J.A. (2013). New activities and changing roles of health sciences librarians: a systematic review, 1990-2012. Journal of the Medical Library Association,101(4), 268-277.
Crum, J.A., Cooper, I.D. (2013). Emerging roles for biomedical librarians: a survey of current practice, challenges, and changes. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 101(4), 278-286.
Cooper, I.D. (2013). A review by any other name. IHS Primary Care Provider, 38(6), 110-111.
Cooper, I.D. (2012). Are we thirty years behind? Our research challenge. Hypothesis, 24(1), 5.
Cooper, I.D. (2012). Hypothesis – Our past and our future. Hypothesis, 23(2), 4-5.
Cooper, I.D. (2011). Is the informationist a new role? A logic model analysis. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 99(3), 189-192.
Cooper, I.D. (2011). Research: the opportunity wheel keeps turning. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 99(2), 107-109.
Cooper, I.D. (2011). Traveling for work? Clinical information apps to help you on the road. IHS Primary Care Provider, 36(4), 86.
Cooper, I.D. (2011, August). Evidence-based Nursing Practice: the Latest Evidence. Invited presentation at the Nurse Leaders in Native Care Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
Cooper, I.D. (2011, July). Reaching Out to IHS With Clinical Information. Invited presentation at the IHS Combined Councils Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Invited Courses at Conferences
Cooper, I.D. (2013, August). PubMed Basics: How to Search Quickly and Efficiently. Webinar course presented at the IHS Nursing Skills Workshop, Rosebud Indian Reservation, SD.
Cooper, I.D. (2013, July). Evidence-based Nursing Practice and Information Retrieval. Webinar course presented at the IHS South Dakota Nursing Conference, Aberdeen, SD.
Cooper, I.D. (2012, December). Evidence-based Dentistry Resources. Course presented at the 2012 Indian Health Service Dentistry Annual Meeting, Rockville, MD.
Cooper, I.D. (2012, October). Nursing Resources for Evidenced-based Information. Webinar course presented at the IHS Nursing Conference, Fort Defiance, AZ.