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David Petersen

David Petersen, MSLIS, MA, AHIP
Assistant Librarian

phone: 239-590-7651


office: 225O Library West

For Faculty

Contact me to schedule a session your class. These sessions can be to help students learn how to use library resources, such as identifying and accessing scholary articles and materials. Usually these sessions are tailored around a specific assignment or research project.

For Faculty & Students

Contact me to schedule a one-on-one consultation. Similar to what we do at the reference desk but these sessions are generally reserved for more in-depth help specific to my areas of expertise.

My Subject Guides / Libguides

David's Education

MS, Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, 2012

MA, History, University of Kentucky, 2009

BA, History, College of the Ozarks, 2006


Health Professions & Social Work Librarian, Florida Gulf Coast University August 2016 – present

Health Sciences Librarian, Lincoln Memorial University September 2013 – August 2016

Library Assistant, Miami Children’s Hospital Medical Library October 2008 – September 2013


Petersen, David. (2017 January 30). “Free Data Visualization Resources.” MLA News.

Petersen, David and Lisa D. Travis. (2016). "Pediatric Resources." Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 13(2), 69-72.

Petersen, David. (2016). "Citation Management on Mobile Devices." MLA News, 56(3), 19.

Petersen, David. (2014). “Hematology Resources.” Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 11(4), 226-231.

Petersen, David and Francisco J. Fajardo. (2013). "New Horizons: A Partnership Between a New Medical Library and a Specialized Hospital Library with Recommendation for the Future." Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 13(4), 344-352. 

Professional Affiliations

Medical Library Association
Southern Chapter / Medical Library Association
Florida Health Sciences Library Association