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Jeanne Burke, MLIS, MEd

Senior Research & Instruction Librarian – Health Sciences

Jeanne Burke


Library - Research and Instruction Services
Reinert Alumni Library, Suite 204

Jeanne Burke, MLIS, MEd

Senior Research & Instruction Librarian – Health Sciences


Jeanne M. Burke earned a Masters in Education, with an focus on curriculum & instruction in 1992.  Two years earlier, she completed a Masters in Library & Information Sciences with an emphasis on information science in 1990.  In 1982 she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, TV, Film.  All three degrees were awarded from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

Before coming to Creighton as Education & Liaison Coordinator in 1995 for the Health Sciences Library, she was Head of the Nebraska Legislature Research Library for three years.  Prior to moving to Nebraska, she oversaw the University of Mo.-Columbia (UMC) Law Library’s Government Documents Section, 1986-1992 and taught a half-time Education Media course for the UMC’ College of Education as a Graduate Instructor from 1982-1988. 

Since coming to Creighton, she has been Library Liaison to a number of programs and committees.  Among the most notable is Liaison to the College of Nursing (CON) and the areas within the School of Medicine (SOM).  She was appointed to Creighton’s Committees to develop the Masters of Public Health (MPH) Program, Interprofessional Education Office, and the School of Medicine Curriculum Revision Working Group.  Ms. Burke has participated in the accreditation & curriculum committees for the SOM and CON, building planning committees for the Creighton’s Library & Commons Buildings and the Phoenix Campus.  For over ten years, she has been on the Executive Board of the Immunization Task Force of Metro Omaha (ITF).   She is the Chair of the Academic Partners and is a member of the Research Committee for Creighton’s Center for Promoting Health and Health Equity.  She has lectured and contributed content in classes for Nursing, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Education, and other scholarly, research, and development programs for student, staff, and faculty.   

Ms. Burke has a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion regarding access to healthcare and health information as demonstrated by ongoing work with the CPHHE’s COVID-19 Ad-Hoc Committee, Creighton Haiti Disaster Relief,  ITF Vaccination Promotional & Education Community Campaigns’ and the Libraries’ IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism) Library Guide.  She also continues to hold office in national, regional, and local professional librarian organizations. 


  • Master’s of Education with an emphasis on curriculum & instruction from University of Missouri-Columbia, 1992
  • Master’s of Library & Information Science with a focus on information science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, 1990
  • Bachelor of Artis in Radio, TV, Film at University of Missouri-Columbia, 1982

Publications & Posters: 

  • Multiple articles for the Express newsletter for the MCMLA (Mid-Continental Medical Library Association), 2021-Present 

  • Posters for Educational Media & Technology Section at Medical Library Association Annual Meetings, 2009-2015 

  • Contributed articles to the BICInformer, (Creighton Health Sciences’ Library newsletter), 2004-2017 


  • Burke, J.M., Brady, J.M., “Finding Your Path to Publishing.”  Creighton Center for Faculty Excellence, Omaha, Nebraska, October 28, 2022. 

  • Burke, J.M., “Health & Wellness Research & Resources,” Creighton Integrative Health & Wellness Residents, Omaha, Nebraska, November 11, 2021. 

  • Burke, J.M., “Women and Employment Discrimination,” Creighton Center for Promoting Health & Health Equity, Diversity Dialogue, Omaha, Nebraska, September 29, 2021. 

  • Burke, J.M., “Web Resources & Tools for College Health Services”.  Central College Health Association Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska, May 15, 2009. 

  • Burke, J.M., Harrington, G.L, “Creating More Effective Instruction”.  Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia 20, 2007  

  • Burke, J. M., Harrington, G.L., “Creating More Effective Instruction”.  South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, March 16, 2007. 

  • Burke, J.M., “Searching Medline”.  Radiological Society of North American Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 26, 2005. 

  • Burke, J.M., “Searching Medline with PubMed”.  Radiological Society of North American Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November, 27, 2004. 

  • Burke, J.M., Blackwell, S,C., Hartman, T,L., “Consumer Health Resources for Public Librarians”, Omaha, Nebraska, July 15, 2004.   

  • Hartman, T,L., Burke, J.M., “PDA & internet tools workshop series for ICON (Omaha Health Sciences Librarians) 2004-2005.  

  • Guest Lecturer for research & library resources classes for Creighton University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy & Allied Health, Education, and Graduate School, 1995-Present