The IRMAT was developed by Emily B. Kean, PhD, AHIP. Emily received a Masters of Science in Library Science from the University of Kentucky and completed a Nursing Research PhD from the University of Cincinnati in 2023, during which the pilot version of the IRMAT was completed. She has over fifteen years of experience working as a health information professional, the majority of which were spent as the Electronic Resources Librarian at the Christ Hospital Health Network in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2021, Emily was awarded membership in the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals at the Distinguished level and was also inducted into the Beta Iota Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Research interests include using technology to facilitate the delivery of effective information literacy instruction, integrative reviews and expert literature searching methodologies, and nursing research education across the academic and professional continuum.
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