Background and activities

Head of Medicine and Health Library, Section for Medicine at NTNU UB. The library offers services within the health and medicine area to students and staff at Campus Øya; NTNU (including formerly HiST) and St.Olavs Hospital.

Professional interests and projects

Library planning; Digital library; Next Generation Library and the library as a place; Emerging technologies and use of social media in marketing and communication; Learning technologies; Professional development; National and international cooperation


  • Bachelor in Library Science (1977) and Science Master study program in ICT (1985) from Norwegian School of Library and Information Science
  • Worked in medical libraries for most of my professional career, starting at the NTNU University Library, Medical Library in Trondheim in 1990.
  • 2000-2009: research librarian, responsible for user education and with projects in areas as  e-learning, learning technology standards,  information literacy, web-based tutorials, web accessibility¸ new technologies in libraries and library planning
  • From 2010: Head of section. Responsible for planning the new Medicine and Health library in Trondheim together with the library at the University College in Trondheim

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Buset, Karen Johanne; Kvam, Anne Mari Selven; Nordrum, Ivar Skjåk; Strypet, Hanne; Sylvester, Morten; Ødegården, Mona; Aadahl, Petter; Selvaag, Elisabeth; Flo, Trude Helen. (2015) UNG HELSE. UNG HELSE [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Medisinsk Museumsutvalg StOH og DMF-NTNU; Kunnskapssenteret. 2015-12-01.
  • Nordrum, Ivar Skjåk; Strypet, Hanne; Sylvester, Morten; Buset, Karen Johanne; Kvam, Anne Mari Selven; Aadahl, Petter. (2014) Fra kalde isfjell til varme hjerter. Medisinsk museum i Kunnskapsenteret [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Museumsutvalget St. Olavs Hospital og Det medisinske fakultet; Trondheim. 2014-01-30 - 2015-08-31.
  • Buset, Karen Johanne; Kilvik, Astrid. (2012) Collaboration for the next-generation medical and health science library. EAHIL 2012 Conference Health Information without frontiers . European Association for Health Informatjon and Libraries; Brussel. 2012-07-04 - 2012-07-06.
  • Buset, Karen Johanne; Kilvik, Astrid. (2012) Nytt, integrert bibliotek for medisin, helse og sosialfag i Trondheim. SMH-dagene 2012 . Spesialgruppen for medisin og helsefag/NBF; Gjøvik. 2012-09-10 - 2012-09-12.
  • Løkse, Mariann Cesilie; Buset, Karen Johanne. (2010) What happens next? Life after 2.0-training in academic libraries. EMTACL 2010 . NTNU; Trondheim. 2010-04-26 - 2010-04-28.
  • Buset, Karen Johanne; Kvale, Sigvor; Andersen, Rune Martin. (2009) WikiVIKO : Information Literacy on a Wiki Platform - or how to secure equal Access for Students with Disabilities. Eahil 2009 Workshop Working with Others: Explore, Engage, Extend! . EAHIL; Dublin. 2009-06-02 - 2009-06-05.
  • Buset, Karen Johanne; van den Brekel, Guus. (2009) Web technologies for libraries. Transfer of knowledge VIII: Providing and managing evidence based health information . Nordic-Baltic Association for Medical and Health Information; St. Petersburg. 2009-06-16 - 2009-06-18.