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Scott Thomson, MS, MLIS, AHIP

Library Director, Boxer Library

Scott is a lecturer in the department of Interprofessional Healthcare Studies, where he instructs on topics related to research and information literacy, including literature searching, evaluating and analyzing research studies and literature search results, reference management, citation style, copyright, and plagiarism. Scott received a Master of Science in Library and Information Science in 2007 from Dominican University, and a Master of Science in Health Administration in 2018 from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Scott is also Library Director of the Boxer Library. In that role, he plans, directs, and evaluates the operations and activities of the library, including the supervision of library staff, work allocation, performance evaluation, the coordination of activities to maximize awareness, access, and use of library resources, and the establishment and development of library operating policies and procedures, goals, and objectives.

He has presented both at the university and nationally on matters related to copyright, predatory publishing, collection development, and interlibrary loan. He has also published on topics including information literacy, health literacy, and pediatric obesity.


Larson SL, Anderson LA, Thomson JS. The effect of phenylephrine on cerebral perfusion when used to treat anesthesia-induced hypotension: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2018;16(6):1346-1353.

Thomson JS. Viewpoint: Predatory Publishing. In: Munoz N, Bernstein M, eds. Nutrition Assessment: Clinical and Research Applications. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2019:338.

Beyer C, Thomson JS. Promoting health literacy within a graduate-level nutrition curriculum. Reference Services Review. 2016;44(2):122-131.

Thomson JS, Currier A, Gillaspy M. Basic literature search strategies. In: Kelly P, Vottero B, Christie-McAuiffe C, eds. Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses: Core Competencies. New York, NY: Springer; 2014:309-338.

Thomson JS. Real world interview. In: Kelly P, ed. Nursing Leadership & Management. 3rd ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning; 2011:125.

Ariza AJ, Laslo KM, Thomson JS, Seshadri R, Binns HJ. Promoting growth interpretation and lifestyle counseling in primary care. Journal of Pediatrics. 2009;154(4):596-601. e1.

Martin LA, Ariza AJ, Thomson JS, Binns HB. Seconds for care: evaluation of five health supervision visit topics using a new method. Journal of Pediatrics. 2008;153(5):706-711. e1-2.

Eckstein KC, Mikhail LM, Ariza AJ, Thomson JS, Millard SC, Binns HJ. Parents’ perceptions of their child’s weight and health. Pediatrics. 2006;117(3):681-690. Posters

Thomson JS. Interlibrary loan and document delivery: a one-year pilot program to test the impact of a no-charge service model. The annual conference of the Medical Library Association, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2016.

Mosby S, Thomson JS. Special considerations in podiatry collection development. The annual conference of the Medical Library Association, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2016.