Karen Cilli

Karen Cilli
Education: University of Pittsburgh, Slippery Rock University
Location: Wampum, Pennsylvania
Expertise: Research, Library Science, World Language Education

Karen is a former librarian and educator, currently specializing in health and wellness research.


  • Medical librarian in teaching hospitals in the greater Pittsburgh area, providing research assistance to physicians, staff and students
  • French and Spanish teacher at Mohawk High School in western Pennsylvania


Karen has 33 years of professional experience in the fields of library science and education. She worked for 12 years as a medical librarian at West Penn, St. Francis, and Jameson Memorial hospitals, responsible for all aspects of library management, research, and reference. As an educator, Karen taught French and Spanish in a western Pennsylvania school district for 21 years.


Karen earned a Master of Library Science with a concentration in medical librarianship from the University of Pittsburgh. In her undergraduate work at the university, she earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in French Language and Literature and Spanish Language and Culture. Karen also attended Slippery Rock University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education.

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