Library Advisory Board
Director, Library Services at City of Hope
Keir currently is currently the Director, Library Services, the Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library, at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. Keir received his Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. Before moving to the City of Hope, Keir held positions at Rutgers University, Newark; the University of California, Davis, where he managed the health sciences libraries and the biological, agricultural, and environmental sciences departments; the University of California, San Francisco, where he worked closely with the School of Medicine to integrate information literacy into the evidence-based medicine curriculum, and later managed the library’s education and information services; Wayne State University, where he also lectured in the Library and Information Science Program, and; the University of Manitoba. Keir has published several articles and book chapters on integrating information literacy into the academic curriculum, and on approaches to searching, retrieving, and managing the research literature for scientists. Keir has been active in professional librarian associations, including the Medical Library Association, the Metropolitan Detroit Medical Libraries Group, and the Northern California and Nevada Medical Libraries Group. He has served as an Advisory Board member and chair of the Education Committee for the Greater Midwest Regional Medical Library. Keir believes strongly in the central role of health sciences libraries in education and learning for researchers, students, physicians, and other health care professionals, not simply through the provision of information, but also through the creative use of library space.