Shelly Warwick, MLS, PhD

Director of Library Science, Associate Professor

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  • Office: 230 West 125th Street, Suite 316, New York, NY 10027
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Pharmacy
  • Phone:
    (646) 981-4529
  • Email:

Shelly Warwick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences of the Touro College of Pharmacy and Director of Library and Information Services for the Touro-Harlem Medical Library. Dr. Warwick is a current board member of the New York-New Jersey Medical Library Association, has been a an active member of the ASIS&T (The Association for Information Science & Technology), serving on the board for four years. She earned a Ph.D. in Communication, Information and Library Studies from Rutgers, a M.L.S. at the Graduate School of Library Science at Queens College, CUNY and a B.F.A in Theatre from the University of Connecticut. She also earned a Sixth Year Certificate in Information Technology from Rutgers. Her career roles include: medical librarian (Beth Israel, Columbia, The Hastings Center), academic instructional librarian (Baruch College, CUNY), and full-time library school faculty (GSLIS, Queens College). Dr. Warwick’s research and publications address: intellectual property, intellectual freedom, health literacy, privacy, and the impact of technology on social and information structures.


  • Ph.D., Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ - 1999
  • Sixth Year Certificate in Information Technology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ - 1994
  • M.L.S. Queens College, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens, NY – 1991
  • M.F.A. Directing Program, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA - 1973-1974 - 24 Credits
  • B.F.A. Theatre, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Clinical Specialty

PubMed Workshops/Information Literacy


  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy
  • Health Information Literacy Education

Academic and Professional Honors

Recent Grants:

  • NIH NN/LM MAR Technology Health Outreach Grant $10,000 – 2012-2013
  • NIH NN/LM MAR Health Literacy Grant. $30,000 – 2010-2011
  • NIH NN/LM MAR Technology Grant - $1,000 – 2009
  • NIH NN/LM MAR Small Projects Grant - $500.00 - 2008