AISR Staff Directory
Dan G. Kipnis, MSI
Dan Kipnis, Senior Education Services Librarian, is a member
of the Education Services department
within Academic & Instructional Support & Resources. He
participates in staff development and produces promotional and
instructional materials for the Scott
Memorial Library, AISR and TJU. He is also the manager of the Jefferson Digital Commons, helping faculty, staff and students with self-archiving and original publication online.
Interests & Expertise
Dan delivers information management education to meet the learning
needs of TJU faculty, staff, students and researchers. Throughout
the year you can find him teaching
numerous workshops on how to use knowledge-based resources
such as MEDLINE and PubMed. In addition, he offers workshops on
bibliographic management software including Reference Manager
When not teaching workshops, Dan preaches the benefits of open access publishing.
Just remember. Have a question? Need a plan? Look no further,
Dan's the man!
Background & Training
Dan is a Medical Informatics MBL/NLM Course Fellow. He earned
his certificate at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole,
MA. Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine in 2005.
He obtained a bachelor's degree from McGill
University in Montreal Canada and a master's degree from the
School of Information at
the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, where he met his charming
wife Trish. Go Blue!
Dan has served on the board of the Philadelphia
Chapter of the Medical Library Association in a variety of capacities, is a member of the American College of Physicians
Book Advisory Committee, and is currently a member of the national MLA Continuing Education Committee.
Publications and Presentations
the Jefferson Digital Commons for access to the available
electronic versions of the papers below.
Koopman, Ann and Kipnis, Dan. "Feeding the Fledgling Repository: Starting an Institutional Repository at an Academic Health Sciences Library."
Medical Reference Services Quarterly 28(2):111-122, April-June 2009.
Kipnis, Daniel G. and Frisby, Anthony J. "Preparing an Advanced Information Literacy Curriculum for Graduate Students" in An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries, 229-237, New York, NY, Taylor and Francis Group, 2008.
Koopman A, Kipnis DG. Poster: “The Jefferson Digital Commons-Starting an Institutional Repository at an Academic Health Sciences Library.”
Presented at the national MLA conference,
Chicago, IL, May 2008.
de Richemond, J, Kaplan GE, Kipnis DG, Long N. Poster: ”Philadelphia Regional Chapter of MLA Website Uses Web 2.0 Features.” Presented at the national MLA conference,
Chicago, IL, May 2008.
Kipnis DG. CE (1.6 credit): “Systematic Reviews, RSS, and Conducting Nursing Research” Presented to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital nursing staff, March 5, 2008.
“Analysis and Lessons Learned Instituting an Instant Messaging Reference Service at an Academic Health Sciences Library: The First Year.” MRSQ, v.27 (1) pp.33-51, 2008
Kipnis DG. "Effective Literature Searching for Nursing Now: Key Concepts and Resources." Presented at second annual Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Nursing Research Day: September 27, 2007.
Kipnis DG. “Can they mix? Baby Boomers and IM.” Presented at NY/NJ MLA Conference, Montclair University, NJ, October 18, 2007.
Kipnis, D.G., Kaplan, G.E. Poster: Broaden Your Reach: Instant Messaging from the Reference Desk—It’s Worth It! Presented at the national MLA conference, Philadelphia PA, May 2007.
von Isenburg, M., Kipnis, D.G., Pernell, R. Poster: Changing with the Times? Library Associations and New Librarians. Presented at the national MLA conference, Philadelphia PA, May 2007.
Kipnis, D.G. "YO! Bon Appétit—Philadelphia Style," MLA News, April 2007, No. 295, pp.14-16.
Kipnis, D.G., Frisby, A.J. "Information Literacy and Library Attitudes of Occupational Therapy Students," Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2006, 25(4) 11 - 20.
Kipnis DG. "Teaching and Learning Online: Building and Delivering Innovative Courses." Faculty development workshops, Thomas Jefferson University, presented in June and July 2006.
Frisby A.J., Kipnis, D.G. "Has the Internet improved medical student information literacy skills? A retrospective case study: 1995-2005," Poster presented at the national Medical Library Association meeting. Phoenix AZ, May 2006.
Frisby, A.J., Kipnis, D.G., Mikita, E.G. "Developing and Sustaining a Web-Based Library Newsletter," Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2006, 25(1) 17 - 25.
Bridges, J., Miller, C.J., Kipnis, D.G. "Librarians in the Woods Hole Biomedical Informatics Course," Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2006, 25(1) 71-81.
Kipnis, D.G. Cover image "Eel Pond" Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2006, 25(1).
Mago, R., Kipnis, D.G. "Continued Inappropriate Use of the
Terms 'Typical'and 'Atypical' Antipsychotics" Psychiatry
3(2), 2006, pp. 20-21.
Presented at first annual Thomas Jefferson Nursing Research
Day: The Nuts and Bolts of Research "Effective Literature
Searching for Nursing Now: Key Concepts and Resouces" June
8, 2005, Bluemle Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson University.
and Sustaining a Web-Based Library Newsletter" Poster
presented at the national Medical Library Association meeting.
San Antonio Texas, May 17, 2005.
Childs, G., Kipnis, D. "Educating
Generation X & Y: Teaching Tips for Librarians" MRSQ
23(4), Winter 2004, pp.25-33. Selected for the Library Instruction
Round Tables (LIRT) list of top 20 instruction articles
Medical Case Study Development for First-Year Medical Students"
Poster presented at the national Medical Library Association meeting.
Washington DC, May 2004
Frisby, A., Kipnis, D. Using
Computer-Based Case Studies for Developing Information Searching
Skills and Implementing Evidence-Based Medicine at Jefferson Medical
College" A Guide to Developing End User Education Programs
in Medical Libraries, Connor, E. (Ed.), Haworth Press, 2005, pp.
"Teaching Medical Informatics Online" Academic Exchange
Quarterly. Vol. 7(1), Spring 2003, pp.11-16.
School for Librarians. Thomas Jefferson University.
March 28, 2003. Organized CE event for 84 east coast librarians
for the Philadelphia Regional Chapter of MLA.
Internet, Your Computer and YOU: Hands on Skills for Using Today's
Technology. TJU Continuing Professional Education Interdisciplinary
Development Series. Feb. 2002 and 2003.
"Bibliographic Instruction: The Need to Edutain" LOEX
News, Vol. 29(1), Spring 2002, pp. 9-10.
Tools: The Online Perspective" Presented at the Computers
in Libraries Conference, March 15, 2002, Washington DC.
Originally from Washington
DC, Dan is fluent in Spanish, is an avid music and sports
fan, a pop culture and political junkie, and can expound for hours
on the virtues of Netflix.