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.
Mani’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Concordia University, and a subsequent masters degree in Library & Information Science and Ph.D., in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University where her primary areas of focus and expertise have been in instructional design, evaluation, and performance improvement. She has worked on curricular transformation projects at the University of Michigan where she lead the development of a 4 year longitudinal multi-disciplinary curricular thread for the School of Medicine, has taught information synthesis and evidence-based techniques to graduate students in the health professions schools, served as faculty for the UM Masters of Health Professions Education program, and taught and worked closely with clinical departments and residency programs during her tenure at Henry Ford Hospital.