Michelle A. Cawley

Michelle Cawley , MLS, MA is the Head of Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement (CARE) unit in the Health Sciences Library (HSL) at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In this role, she leads a team of liaison librarians who engage and partner with the University’s schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health as well as multiple clinical departments within UNC Medical Center. She supports innovation, outreach, and curriculum engagement with the five Health Affairs schools and the hospital and has deep experience in the application of machine learning solutions to improve the efficiency of completing scoping reviews, systematic reviews, and other large-scale literature reviews. CARE staff also partner with health affairs researchers around visualizing their research impact through bibliometric and other analyses. Ms. Cawley also partners with the Clinical and Statewide Engagement (CaSE) unit at HSL that includes health literacy and community outreach librarians committed to engagement with communities across North Carolina. Further, Ms. Cawley is interested in how libraries can effectively support data science curricula and research on campus. In 2019, she lead a committee tasked by the University Librarian to develop a framework and recommendations around services to begin or grow, increasing data-related skills among librarians, and how to address infrastructure needs. Previously, Ms. Cawley was on the development team for a machine learning application for reducing manual burden of reviewing literature search results. She has lead or consulted on multiple projects that have successfully applied this technology and is the co-author of several publications on the topic. Finally, she has presented on applications of machine learning technology at the annual meetings for the Society of Toxicology, American Public Health Association, Society for Risk Analysis, and Medical Libraries Association.


Perspectives on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries
Nandita S. Mani, Michelle A. Cawley, Emily P. Jones. © 2023. 320 pages.
In recent years, there has been an increased urgency and appeal to examine the impacts of systemic racism in all parts of society, and the field of library and information...
Handbook of Research on Academic Libraries as Partners in Data Science Ecosystems
Nandita S. Mani, Michelle A. Cawley. © 2022. 415 pages.
Beyond providing space for data science activities, academic libraries are often overlooked in the data science landscape that is emerging at academic research institutions....
Applying Bibliometrics to Examine Research Output and Highlight Collaboration
Nandita S. Mani, Michelle A. Cawley, Adam Dodd, Barrie E. Hayes. © 2022. 27 pages.
Throughout the pandemic, research contributing to discoveries associated with COVID-19 has grown considerably. To help increase visibility of this integral body of research and...
New Data-Related Roles for Librarians: Using Bibliometric Analysis and Visualization to Increase Visibility of Research Impact
Nandita S. Mani, Barrie E. Hayes, Adam Dodd, Fei Yu, Michelle A. Cawley. © 2021. 29 pages.
From applying for competitive grants to showcasing institutional collaboration and research trends, the need for research institutions to demonstrate and increase visibility of...