Get to Know Your Library Staff—Phyllis Harvey, M.Ln.

Phyllis Harvey, M.Ln., is Collection Management Librarian at Palmer’s Davenport campus. Even though based in Iowa, Phyllis manages the Library’s collections for all three Palmer campuses, work which encompasses the acquisition of books, audiovisuals, and journals, as well as the maintenance of electronic database contracts. She also administers a number of the tools the Library offers users, such as the A to Z eJournal List and the proxy service for off-campus access to electronic resources.

Another significant component of Phyllis’ duties is the provision of reference services. All told, Phyllis has over 15 years of experience answering users’ questions and performing literature searches. Among Phyllis’ contributions to the chiropractic profession is her volunteer service since 2002 as Editor of the Index to Chiropractic Literature, an invaluable and heavily utilized online resource for students, faculty, clinicians, and researchers.

In her leisure time, Phyllis is an avid reader of fiction. She also loves spending time walking around her family’s farm and helping to care for their current pets, which include cats and horses. Phyllis is pictured here with her beloved horse, Flash, who sadly expired in February.

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