Barbara Swartzlander

Barbara J. Swartzlander, M.S.Ed., M.L.S.

Research and Teaching Librarian


Jack S. Ketchum Library Research Desk; Research Swing Office
Biddeford Campus

Library Services Liaison and Subject Specialist:

CAS: School of Biological Sciences, School of Math & Physical Sciences

COM: College of Osteopathic Medicine

WCHP: Athletic Training, Department of Exercise & Sport Performance, Physician Assistant Program

Centers for Excellence: Aging and Health (CEAH), Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function (COBRE), Neurosciences

Co-Curricular: First Year Experience.



Ball State University
Indiana University
Indiana University


Selected publications

Sheldon, M. R., Golub, A. J., Langevin, J. R., St. Ours, P. A., & Swartzlander, B. J. (2008). Improving institutional effectiveness: Description and application of an implementation model. Planning for Higher Education, 36(2), 17-26. Retrieved from ERIC.

Dyer, E., Swartzlander, B., & Gugliucci, M. (2018). Using virtual reality in medical education to teach empathy. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 106(4), 498–500.

Atlanta GA – the 44th Annual Meeting for the Association for Gerontology/Geriatrics in Higher Education: Virtual Reality Medical Education Project Enhances Empathy. Marilyn R. Gugliucci, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Barbara Swartzlander, UNE, Elizabeth Dyer, UNE, (Paper/Oral Presentation), March 2, 2018.



Other scholarly activity

Mei, Wilson; Dyer, Elizabeth; Swartzlander, Barbara; and Gugliucci, Marilyn R., "Empathy Learned Through An Extended Medical Education Virtual Reality Project" (2019). Osteopathic Medicine Student Research Posters. Poster 3.

Research interests

Library User Instruction; Bibliographic Research; Information Literacy; Assessment.