Sheila Thomas

Sheila Thomas, M.A.

About Sheila

Sheila Thomas is Librarian in the UAMS Library Education & Reference Services Department. She is one of two expert searchers providing literature searches for research, clinical and professional purposes for all UAMS faculty and staff. Her educational responsibilities include teaching classes on various databases. She holds a BA in Chemistry and a minor in English from the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey. After working as a research technician in the Pharmacology Department at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Newark, Sheila earned her Master of Arts in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin — Madison.

Sheila began her medical librarian career at the William S. Middleton Health Sciences Library at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She later spent six years as a systems librarian in the MEDLARS Management Section of the National Library of Medicine. More recently, she served as Information Core Director for the Hopkins Population Center at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and reference librarian for the Delaware Academy of Medicine. In May of 2010, Sheila came to the UAMS Library as a member of the Research & Clinical Search Service.

Publications & Presentations

Steelman S, Thomas S. Academic Health Sciences Librarians’ Contributions to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees. Presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Boston, MA. May 6, 2013.

Invited paper

Steelman S, Thomas S. Librarians AND *Neoplasms/di/dt/ed/px/rh/rt/su AND Work AND Life. Presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Boston, MA. May 6, 2013


Thomas, S. Library links on medical school home pages. Medical Reference Services Quarterly  30(2):102-106, 2011

Professional Associations

  • Medical Library Association
  • South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association


Master of Arts in Library Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison

BA in Chemistry; Minor in English, College of Saint Elizabeth, New Jersey