About the Author
Joy HP. Harriman has worked for over 20 years in the health care industry in library and information management, staff development, marketing, and research. She was formerly the Director of the Medical Library at the Mobile Infirmary, in Mobile, AL, and a consultant with Right Management Consultants, Inc. She was the CEO of InfoResearch, an information brokerage specializing in business, legal and medical information located in Mobile, AL Previously she was the Associate Director, Library of the Health Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX, and later the Director of Development with TTUHSC of the Permian Basin. She was an adjunct faculty member at the Physician Assistant Program, TTUHSC, in Midland, TX, for five years, teaching research, and writing and communication skills. Currently, she is the medical librarian at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT. Ms. Harriman’s first book, Creating Your Library’s Business Plan: A How-To-Do-It Manual, was released in 2008. Harriman graduated the University of West Florida, Florida State University, and the University of South Alabama. She holds a B.A. in Journalism/Communication Arts, an M.L.S. and an M.B.A. She holds a Distinguished level of certification from AHIP, the Academy of Health Information Professionals and Medical Library Association.