Stephanie Swanberg, MSI, AHIP

Associate Professor of Information Literacy in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies and eLearning Librarian

Stephanie Swanberg

Ms. Swanberg joined the faculty at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in June 2011. She received her Master of Science in Information (MSI) degree from the University of Michigan School of Information and is a senior member in the Association of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), the Medical Library Association's peer-reviewed certification and career development program.

Ms. Swanberg's work focuses on the pivotal role of medical librarians as educator in locating, evaluating, synthesizing, organizing, and applying information, an essential skill for all health care professionals and consumers alik. She designs and delivers information mastery content primarily in the Embark and Evidence-Based Medicine courses and has additional sessions integrated in various courses throughout the M1 and M2 years. She also teaches faculty development workshops in information searching, evaluation and management. She strives to fulfill OUWB’s community-focused mission through her community engagement work, both on campus and in the local community. One of her proudest achievements is the coordination of the annual Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive, a campus-wide community service event bringing together students, faculty, and staff from various disiplines to raise awareness of the power of organ and bone marrow donation. Since 2012, the drive has spoken with 1,982 people, registering 270 new organ donors and 215 new bone marrow donors, and has been featured on WWJ News Radio, The Oakland Press, Rochester Patch and more.

Her research interests include information literacy, evidence-based medicine, scholarly communications, and health literacy. She has presented her work at the local, regional, national, and international levels leading to the publication of two book chapters and 12 peer-reviewed articles. Professionally, she has served in numerous roles including President of the Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group, Chair of the Meyerhoff Award Jury of the Medical Library Association (MLA), and inaugural member of the MLA Education Steering Committee. She was also invited to serve as a reviewer for the Journal of the Medical Library Association, the medical library profession's leading journal.

Contact Information:

Office: 130 Kresge Library
Phone: 248-370-3776


Information retrieval, evaluation, and management, Embark, evidence-based medicine


M.S.I., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

B.A., History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Provisional Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals

Research Interests:

Academic integrity, diversity, educational technology, evidence-based medicine, information literacy, information management, medical education, scholarly metrics