Ciara Healy

Librarian for Psychology and Neuroscience

Perkins Library 233
Durham, NC  27708
Phone: +1-919-660-5829

Office Hours

  • Monday 2:30 – 4:00 in Soc/Psy 046
  • Wednesday 9:30 - 10:30 in Soc/Psy 046
  • Friday 1:30 - 3:00 in Soc/Psy 046

As the subject librarian for Psychology and Neuroscience, I am the liaison to this department as well as the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). I select all types of materials - databases, e-journals, print materials - to support the curriculum and research needs of the P&N faculty and students. I also offer library instruction to classes, one-on-one research consultations, reference services, Zotero workshops and active participation in both Blackboard and Sakai courseware. Currently, I am working on a comprehensive data management plan for P&N researchers.


Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design, UW Stout

M.L.I.S. 2004 from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and information Science (LEEP cohort 7.0)

ABD, Philosophy, University of Cincinnati Department of Philosophy

M.A. in Philosophy, University of Cincinnati

B.A. in Philosophy and Sociology, Creighton University


Current research interests:

Data lifecycle, instructional design, data visualization, e-book use in university settings, philosophy of mind, aggregate data via bibliographic citation managers a.k.a "ego stats" and institutional repositories.


Hometown: Miami, FL

Current interests outside of Duke libraries: Carolina Roller Girls roller derby team