School of Information, University of South Carolina
columbia, South Carolina
Feili Tu-Keefner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Science (iSchool) at the University of South Carolina (U of SC). Her area of expertise in both research and teaching is in health informatics and health sciences librarianship. She also has a strong academic background and experience in reference and information services, especially virtual reference services. She is a firm believer in experiential learning and the importance of integrating new technology and electronic service models into the LIS curriculum. Dr. Tu-Keefner was a member of the special task force that developed the post-baccalaureate interdisciplinary certificate of graduate study in health communication administered jointly by the U of SC Arnold School of Public Health and the College of Information Mass Communications. Currently, she serves as the iSchool academic advisor for the U of SC Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Communication program. Dr. Tu-Keefner has co-edited a book, Health Librarianship: An Introduction, and she has authored a number of journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters in subject areas related to library and information science, health information studies, and public health. In addition, she serves on the editorial board for the Health Information and Libraries Journal and
Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet.