Keith Pickett

Library Director


The Director of Matas Library of the Health Sciences oversees the operations of the library serving the Tulane University School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the Tulane National Primate Research Center with innovation, imagination, and inclusivity. The incumbent consults regularly with health sciences leadership, faculty, researchers, and students about services to further the research, teaching, and patient care missions of the health sciences programs and to ensure that Matas services align with current needs and emerging priorities. The Director works in consultation with the Libraries’ Associate Dean for Collections and Director of Scholarly Engagement to support cross-disciplinary initiatives and services. With the Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources, the Director develops the Matas Library budget. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries and is a member of the Libraries’ senior leadership team.


Selected Publications:

Sullivan, Brianne N., Mia A. Baggett, Samantha S. O’Connell, Keith M. Pickett, and Chad Steele. 2022. A Systematic Review to Assess the Relationship between Disseminated Cerebral Aspergillosis, Leukemias and Lymphomas, and Their Respective Therapeutics. Journal of Fungi (8)7: 722.

Maraganore, Demetrius, Rebecca Solch, Julia Aigbogun, Andrew Voyiatzis, Grant Talkington, Revonda Darensbourg, Samantha O'Connell, Keith Pickett, and Sarah Perez. March 2022. Mediterranean diet adherence, gut microbiota, and Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease risk: A systematic review. Journal of Neurological Sciences (434): 120166. DOI:

Pickett, Keith. September 2020. A Review of Litt's Drug Eruption & Reaction Database. Doody's Collection Development Monthly. Retrieved from

Pinheiro, Patricia, Bernard Kendall, Ligia Kerr, Keith Pickett, Izaildo Luna, Maria Costa, and Luisa Luz. August 2020. The South American context of diagnostic disclosure of adolescents infected by HIV/AIDS: a systematic literature review. Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira (1992), 66(8), 1139–1145.

Pickett, Keith and Laura Wright. August 2019. Adding Value by Working with Sponsored Projects. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 38(3):211-217. DOI: 10.1080/02763869.2019.1623603

Pickett, Keith. July 2016. Resource Format Preferences across the Medical Curriculum. Journal of the Medical Library Association 104(3):193-6.

Pickett, Keith and Maureen Knapp. April 2014. A Global Snapshot of the State of Digital Collections in the Health Sciences, 2013. Journal of the Medical Library Association 102(2):257-260.

Pickett, Keith. Winter 2008. Reaching Beyond MEDLINE: A Beginner’s Overview of Electronic Biomedical Resources. Journal of Hospital Librarianship 8(4): 398-410.


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