IDEAS Office - Innovation Discovery Education And Scholarship

Clair Birkman, MLIS

Research Librarian

Clair Birkman, MLIS, received a master's degree of library and information science from UCLA in 1999. Upon graduation, she joined the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) Regional Medical Library program, where she contributed to outreach and education activities for the NLM throughout the pacific southwest region of the US. In 2000, she began her appointment at the University of California San Francisco, where she served as Education Liaison to the School of Nursing and Social and Behavioral Sciences, teaching extensively as well as providing research support for faculty and graduate students.


In 2005, Ms. Birkman joined the University of Colorado Denver’s Area Health Education Center, where she provided instruction and research support for clinical preceptors throughout the state of Colorado, as well as teaching in the School of Medicine’s Teaching Scholars Program. She came to the University of Alberta in 2012, and since that time has taught in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry’s (FoMD’s) Teaching Scholars Program, and provided research support to faculty in the FoMD.