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Shelie Vacek

Shelie Vacek

Associate Librarian / Head of WHSIC


Health Science Center - Sioux Falls 152

Phone: (605) 357-1319


Research Interests:

Information Seeking Behaviors of Medical Students, Sustainable and Effective Assessment in Academic Libraries


  • MS, Health Sciences , Rutgers , 2018
  • BS, Family & Consumer Science, South Dakota State University,
  • MS, Library & Information Science, University of North Texas,
  • Graduate Certificate, Health Informatics, Health Informatics , University of North Texas,

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Senior Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals , MLA, AHIP
  • Statement of Achievement - Veteran-Friendly Campus, USD Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals , Medical Library Association


  • Creating a Smart, Interactive e-Classroom for Educating Healthcare Students, Healthcare Providers, and the State-Wide Community on Health-Related Topics, South Dakota State Library/South Dakota Department of Education. Grant Role: Principal. (2021 - 2022)
  • Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2016)
  • Professional Development Award, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Grant Role: Principal. (2015)
  • Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2014)


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Vacek, Shelie. In Translator Apps, edited by Gudenas, Jean . Vol. 55, Iss. 9. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association , 2015.

Awards and Honors:

  • MCMLA AHIP First-Time Applicant Award, Midcontinental Chapter of the American Library Association, 2014
  • Recipient Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching & Learning, 2014
  • Recipient of Supply Incentive Funds, Dakota Collections Care Initiative (DCCI), 2013


  • Vacek, Shelie. Space, Noise, & Seating Preferences in an Academic Library. Presented at the Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, & Practical Assessment, Seattle, WA. (August 4, 2014)