Carla M. Clark

Carla M. Clark
Faculty Librarian
Phone: 305-237-4342

Fax: 305-237-4301

Medical Center Campus
950 NW 20th Street

Library: Room 1202

Office: Room 1238-2
Miami, FL 33127


Faculty may request library instruction. These are 50 minute instructions in your classroom, tailored to your assignments and needs. To schedule an instruction, use the Library online request form.


Office Hours Vary.

Library Operating Hours:   

8:00a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.



Masters in Library & Information Science 

University of South Florida, 1997

Masters in English Education 

University of South Florida, 1994

Bachelors of Art in English 

Florida Atlantic University, 1992






Clark, C. and E. Abella (2010, August). "Beyond Our Walls: A Visit to Two Libraries in Mozambique." MLA News.


Levesque, C. (May 2005) "Health Information Literacy: The Miami Dade College Medical Library Experience." LeagueTLC Innovation Express. express/inn0505.html

Levesque, C. (2003) "Taking Information Literacy Online." Community & Junior College Libraries, 11 (2).

Schmidt, C. and S. Nelson (1997). "Popular Culture in Libraries: To Be or Not to Be?" The Serials Librarian, 32 (3/4).


Beyond Our Walls: A Visit to African Libraries. Presented at the 20th Annual Spring Workshop of the Dade County Library Association, March 2011.

Technology to Enhance Learning. Presented at the Florida Association of College and Research Libraries Fall Program, October 2010.

Appeared on an episode of “Library Matters” for MDC TV. The episode was entitled Health Information Literacy, and it aired during January 2009.

Online Consumer Health Information. Presented at the Dade County Library Association Fair, Miami, Florida, March 2008.

Health Care Provider Training: Integrating Health Literacy. Presented at The First Annual Clinical & Preventive Practice Management Summit, Jacksonville, FL, January 2007.

Oral Health Literacy: Materials for People with Limited Literacy Skills. Presented at the Southern Chapter/Mid-Atlantic Chapter Medical Library Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2006.

Say It Isn't So: Plagiarism in the Digital Age. Presented at the Summit 2005 Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2005. 


Health Information Literacy: A Contribution to Global Health. Co-presented with Elisa Abella at the Ninth World Congress on Health Information and Libraries, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, September 2005.


Say It Isn't So: Plagiarism in the Digital Age. Presented at the League for Innovation's Conference on Information Technology, Tampa, FL, November 2004.


Say It Isn't So: Plagiarism in the Digital Age. Presented at Faculty Workshop at Quincy College, Quincy, Massachusetts, February 2004.

Basic Web Page Design. Presented at the 8th annual Very Important Paraprofessional's Library Workshop, St. Petersburg, FL, 2003.

Say It Isn't So: Plagiarism in the Digital Age. Presented at the Conference on Information Technology, Long Beach, CA, 2002.

Taking Information Literacy Online. Presented at the 79th annual Florida Library Association Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, 2002.

Help! My Computer is Down. Presented at the 7th annual Very Important Paraprofessional's Library Workshop, St. Petersburg, FL, 2002.

Electronic Databases. Presented at the 6th annual Very Important Paraprofessional's Library Workshop, St. Petersburg, FL, 2001.


Participant in the 2010 - 2011 Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute.

Research Alerts Tutorial

Golden Apple Grant

I received a 2005/2006 Golden Apple Grant called "Library Learning Cells: Online Tutorials on Health & Medicine Databases" to create flash tutorials on the online medical databases that the Library subscribes to.


Carnegie-Whitney Award

I was awarded a 2005 Carnegie-Whitney Award for the purpose of completing a project entitled "Oral Health Literacy: An Annotated Bibliography of Materials for People with Limited Literacy Skills." The intent of the project is to identify high-quality print, audiovisual and web-based materials on preventive oral health care as well as oral health conditions and diseases written and/or designed for adults with limited literacy skills.


Health Information Literacy PowerPoint

A PowerPoint that will aid you in identifying quality health education materials written at various literacy levels, in various formats and in other languages; help you in limiting your use of medical jargon; assist you in instructing consumers/patients to evaluate health education materials for authority, currency, and bias; and help you improve communication skills with your co-workers.

Using APA Style for Academic Writing & Avoiding Plagiarism PowerPoint
Online guide on how to write an academic research paper according to the American Psychological Association's (APA's) Style Guide. 

Program Guides for Medical Programs
These program guides will direct students and faculty to print and online resources relevant to the program in which they are studying/teaching.

Virtual Library Tour

This Virtual Tour of the Medical Center Campus Library has pictures of the different areas of the library, an interactive floor map, and descriptive information and links about the different areas of the library.


Medical Center Campus Library

MDC Med Library Mobile

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