As Assistant Director for Content Management & Scholarly Communications, Stephen Maher leads the NYU Health Sciences Libraries' division of Content Management Services. Faculty and staff in this division support the NYU Langone community by procuring, providing, and maintaining access to the most relevant and highest quality content in the fields of medicine, healthcare and the basic sciences. This content comes primarily in the form of electronic resources such as databases, eBooks, and journal subscriptions but also includes print and audio-visual materials. The division is responsible for the:
- Purchasing and licensing of content
- Organization and accessibility of content within and outside of NYU's network infrastructure
- Assessment and analysis of how content is used and its benefit
- Promotion of discovery of content based on user behavior and information needs
Maher also provides guidance in matters related to Scholarly Communications, such as Open Access publishing, copyright, intellectual property, and compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. With the latter Maher leads the Public Access Help Team to inform PIs on potential non-compliance issues related to their grant.
As a member of the library liaison program, Maher works with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry departments.
- Copyright and Intellectual Property - This guide will direct you to resources explaining principles of U.S. copyright law and how it functions in practice in academic institutions.
- Psychiatry - Library resources to support research in addiction, brain aging, child psychiatry and child development, community mental health issues, obesity, neuroscience, schizophrenia, and trauma for the department of Psychiatry and The Child Study Center.
- Yarlas, Aaron; Bayliss, Martha; Cappelleri, Joseph C; Maher, Stephen; Bushmakin, Andrew G; Chen, Lea Ann; Manuchehri, Alireza; Healey, Paul. Psychometric validation of the sf-36 health survey in ulcerative colitis: Results from a systematic literature review. Quality of life research. 2017.
- Anderson, Elsa K; Maher, Stephen; Maltarich, Bill. Evaluating the Consortia Purchase: Journal Usage in a Multi-Institution Setting. Collaborative librarianship. 2016:8(3):-.
- E-Books in Academic Libraries : Stepping up to the Challenge by Ward, Suzanne M; Freeman, Robert S; Nixon, Judith M. West Lafayette IN : Purdue University Press, 2015. ISBN: .
- Maher, Stephen. "Breakthrough Branding: Positioning Your Library to Survive and Thrive". Technical services quarterly. 2014:31(2):214-215.
- Maher, Stephen; Hanson, Karen L. Internet resources: images and copyright. MLA news. 2012.
- Maher, Stephen. No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books. Technical services quarterly. 2012:29(4):358-359.
- Graham, Jaime; Maher, Stephen; Moore, Dorothy; Morton-Owens, Emily. Taking the Library to the Clinic: Building Mobile Services for a Medical Library. Reference librarian. 2012:53:326-345.
- U.S. Copyright: The Very Abridged Version for Online Educators. Hanson, Karen; Maher, Stephen; Behar, Evelyn.
- Maher, Stephen. A Review of "Making a Collection Count: A Holistic Approach to Library Collection Management" Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2010, 172 pp., ISBN: 978-1-8433-4606-7, paperback, $99.95.. Collection management. 2011:36(2):137-138.
- Maher, Stephen. COPYRIGHT & CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS: GUIDELINES FOR DIGITIZATION FOR U.S. LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, & MUSEUMS. Peter B. Hirtle, Emily Hudson, and Andrew T. Kenyon. Technical services quarterly. 2010:28(1):118-120.
- Maher S, Cuddy C, English K, Graham J, Hansen K, McCrillis A, McGowan R, Molanphy E. Using a Team Approach to Support Faculty Curriculum Development. Poster. Medical Library Association TriChapter Meeting. Atlantic City, NJ. October 2009.
- McCrillis A, Maher S. Master Your Metrics: A Study of Bibliometrics as a Library Service. Poster. Medical Library Association TriChapter Meeting. Atlantic City, NJ. October 2009.
- McCrillis A, Graham J, Maher S, Loven S. Complying with the NIH Public Access Policy: Modifying EndNote and Refworks to include PMCIDs. Poster. Medical Library Association TriChapter Meeting. Atlantic City, NJ. October 2009.
- Maher, S, Bakker, T, Hanson, K, Surkis, A, Yacobucci, K. "Usage Statistics in SFX and Ustat – The Good, the Bad, and the Robots." Presentation. ENUG 2012 (ExLibris Northeast Users Group), Ithaca, NY. October 2012.
- Oh, SY, Lee, S, Maher, S. "Step-by-Step Guideline to Create own Web-Based Learning Modules." Workshop. NEGEA Annual Retreat (Northeast Group on Educational Affairs). New York, NY. April 2013.
- Maher, S, Dement, F, Vieira, D, Yacobucci, K. "If You Trial It, They Will…" Poster. Medical Library Association 2013. Boston, MA. May 2013.
- Maher, S, Anglin, C, McCrillis, A, McGowan, R, Morton-Owens, EG, Romanosky, N. "Creating a Non-Tenure Track Option: One Library's Experience." Poster. Medical Library Association 2013. Boston, MA. May 2013.
- Oh, SY, Lee, S, Maher, S. "Step-by-Step Guideline to Create own Web-Based Learning Modules." Workshop. AAMC GIR - Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference. Nashville, TN. June 2014.