Library Advisory Board
Heather J. Martin
Director, System Library Services at Providence St. Joseph Health
Heather J. Martin, MISt, AHIP, serves as the director of system library services for Providence St. Joseph Health. Based out of Portland, OR, Heather directs the staff and nine physical libraries, which serve 51 hospitals and affiliated clinics and offices across the western United States. She led the integration of the library services and resources across Providence St. Joseph Health and the successful move to an entirely electronic centralized collection. Heather was awarded the 2015 MLA Hospital Library Section Catch a Rising Star award and is the 2019 recipient of the MLA Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship. She is passionate about keeping medical libraries vital and responsive to patron needs and navigating the ongoing seas of change in both health care and libraries.