Catherine B Soehner portrait
  • Associate Dean for Research and Director, Eccles Hlth Sci Library Oper
  • Librarian, Marriott Library

Research Summary

My research interests are focused on change management and leadership. Within those broader categories, my publications and presentations focus on systems thinking, conspiratorial thinking in the workplace, crisis communication, difficult conversations, and assessment of library programs.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Mount St. Joseph University
  • Masters, Library Science, Indiana University

Biography

Catherine Soehner, MLS, BSN, is the Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Eccles Health Sciences Library and Director of the MidContinental Region & Training Office, National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  She maintains 20% of her role as the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library, a position she has held for the past eight years.  She began her career at the National Library of Medicine in the Associate Program and then continued working for NLM on the development, testing, and troubleshooting of Grateful Med.  Her research interests are focused on change management and leadership.  Within those broader categories, her publications and presentations focus on systems thinking, conspiratorial thinking in the workplace, crisis communication, difficult conversations, and assessment of library programs.  Her book titled, Effective Difficult Conversations, was published in 2017 and other recent presentations and articles have focused on change management, resistance to change, and new library services.