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Staff Profiles: Howard Silver

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Howard Silver

Howard Silver

Head of Data and Specialized Services
Biological Engineering and Division of Comparative Medicine Librarian
Liaison, Instruction, and Reference Services | 14S-134 | 617.253.9319

How can Howard help you?

How can Howard help you?

Howard can help you with all aspects of bioscience research from identifying published literature, helping you get access to literature from our collections and beyond, and advising you on strategies for managing your literature.  Howard develops and presents instructional seminars on a variety of subjects, including basic biomedical research skills, introduction to bioinformatics, citation management software, patent literature, and business resources for scientists and engineers.


Howard joined the MIT Libraries in 2001 after 15 years in Academic Health Sciences Libraries.  Prior to working in libraries, Howard studied Marine Biology. 

  • DA (Doctor of Arts), Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • MLS, Drexel University, College of Information Studies
  • MSc Zoology, Queensland University, Brisbane
  • BA Zoology, University of New Hampshire

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