Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Introducing The Ascension Wisconsin Librarians

Ascension Wisconsin Librarians
L-R : Mary Pat Gage, Kellee Selden, Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely, Michele Matucheski

Ascension Wisconsin Library Services
Statewide Phone Number

As of August 2016, four professionals are part of the statewide Ascension-Wisconsin Library Services team, with two of the Librarians in the Milwaukee area, the third is in Racine and the fourth in Oshkosh.  Together, we are here to serve the entire state to meet your knowledge and information needs.

While you have patients, family members and others to serve, YOU are our patrons.  Please contact us for assistance with:
  • Library research/Expert Searching
  • Training to use Library Resources (including specific databases, orientations etc.)
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Retrieving Articles

Librarians - One Ascension Wisconsin:

Mary Pat Gage, BSN, RN, MLIS

Mary Pat has a BSN from Marquette University College of Nursing and an MLIS from UW-Milwaukee. She has been at the St. Joseph Hospital Medical library and formerly, the WFH-North Market, since 2003 and is a member of the Nursing Research Committee since 2007. Mary Pat promotes expert patient care by offering expert information.

Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely, MA, MLIS

Elissa holds a master’s degree in Anthropology from Western Michigan University.  Her love of research led to a position as library assistant at All Saints in 2003.  She completed her MLIS at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 2008 and subsequently became the site librarian.  Elissa enjoys the challenge of literature searches and providing health information tailored to meet each individual’s needs.

Michele Matucheski, MLS, AHIP

Michele earned her Masters of Library and Information Studies degree from The University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has been working in health science libraries for the last 20 years.  She started working for Affinity Health System in 1999 at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh.   In 2012, she broadened her scope to cover Ministry Health Care, and now in 2016, she is a member of the Ascension-Wisconsin Library Services Team.   She worked with The STAR Team at Ministry to develop a very popular and useful Patient Experience Tool Kit.  She enjoys collaborating to make sure people have the knowledge and information they need to make well-informed decisions in health care. 


Kellee Selden, MLIS, MSMI

Kellee earned her masters of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an emphasis in Special Libraries. Following graduation, Kellee spent more than 20 years working in various Law Libraries. She then returned to school and earned her second master’s degree in Medical Informatics from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Kellee joined Columbia St. Mary’s as a Medical Librarian in the fall of 2013. In her new position, Kellee will oversee the Library team and Learning Management Services-Clinical Education team.

Our physical Library locations with Librarians on site include: 
     All Saints Hospital –         Racine, WI
     St. Joseph Hospital –       Milwaukee, WI
     Columbia St. Mary’s –     Milwaukee, WI
     Mercy Medical Center – Oshkosh, WI

All four Libraries provide:
  •  Computers away from the busy patient care areas
  •  Collaborative spaces
  •  Quiet areas
  •  Printers

The Librarians can be reached at their individual emails or the new statewide phone number: (414) 585-5085. The Library Team services extend beyond the physical libraries to ALL Ascension associates across the state of Wisconsin through the use of telephonic and electronic resources. 

Please continue to use the legacy Library intranet sites until we build a new unified Ascension Wisconsin Library Website.

          Columbia-St. Mary's Library Intranet

          Ministry Health Care's Library Without Walls (includes Affinity)

          Wheaton-Franciscan Library Intranet

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