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Alaska Medical Library

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Staff & Contact Information

Hours & Location

  • AML is staffed Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • The Alaska Medical Library (AML) is a unit of the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The office and health sciences collections are on the second floor. The collections are available during all hours the Consortium Library is open.  Consortium Library hours.

About Us

Contact Information

  • Phone: 907-786-1870
  • Toll-Free: 1-888-997-7878
  • Fax: 907-786-1834
  • Email:

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Kathy Murray, MLS

Kathy is the AML manager. She received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Washington and her Masters in Library Science from the same university. Kathy moved to Alaska to join the staff in November of 1996.

Contact her at 907-786-1611 or via email at

Besides AML managerial responsibilities, contact her:
  • with suggestions for improving AML services
  • to request a new journal title in the health sciences or medical fields
  • with additions to the AML web pages
  • with suggestions for the Arctic Health website
  • if you need a literature search and the medical librarian is unavailable

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Sigrid Brudie, MLIS

Sigrid is our medical reference librarian. She received her undergraduate degree in English and her Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.  Sigrid joined the AML staff in April 2009 to work on our Arctic Health website. She was hired into a tenure-tracked position July 1, 2014.

She can be contacted at 907-786-1610 or via email at

Sigrid's primary responsibilities include:
  • literature searching: medical, business, health administration, current news items, and more
  • monthly literature searches (AutoAlerts) available upon request
  • in-depth reference questions from students and healthcare providers throughout Alaska
  • creating and delivering training sessions for healthcare providers across Alaska
  • online databases/internet/library instruction
  • orientation to library services

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Misty Olsen

Misty is our office manager working 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. She joined the library staff November 2, 2015.

She can be reached at 907-786-1870 or via email at

Misty's primary responsibilities include:
  • receptionist
  • finance (invoicing and deposit accounts)
  • general reference assistance
  • requests for copies of articles
  • managing the various library databases
  • tracking use statistics

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Jim Hill

Jim is our part-time interlibrary loan specialist. He joined the library staff in 1980. His prior work was in the USAF for 22 years before retirement.

He can be reached at 907-786-4741 or via email at

Jim's primary responsibilities include:
  • filling/forwarding interlibrary loans requested by Loansome Doc users
  • requesting articles/books from other libraries via DOCLINE or the OCLC online interlibrary loan systems
  • filling interlibrary loans requested by other libraries
  • pulling requests for articles from in-house collections
  • assisting other AML staff in any way possible