As AUL & Director, Mani oversees one of the nation’s leading health affairs libraries. The UNC Health Sciences Library (HSL) is the primary library for the University’s schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. It also serves the UNC Medical Center and the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC), a statewide program for clinical education and health services. Our team at the HSL focuses on three core areas including: clinical and academic engagement, research and informatics, and health literacy and community engagement in local and global arenas.
Mani provides leadership and general administration of the HSL, which includes leading a workforce of over 50 FTE, oversight of a budget with annual expenditures of approximately $8 million, planning and policy formulation around collection development programs, facilities, infrastructure, technology innovation, cooperative activities, and outreach to the five Health Affairs schools and the hospital and participate in fundraising and revenue development including contracts, grants, and other sources. I participate in university-wide programs and committees and represent the library system regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Currently, serving a 10 yr term as Managing Editor for Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease and have published in the areas of information science and instructional design and technology.