We would like to recognize the following network members by highlighting their accomplishments, promotions, awards, new positions, and departures. We welcome your submissions for possible future announcements!
Robert (Bob) Dempsey is the new librarian at The Queen’s Medical Center, Hawaii Medical Library, in Honolulu, HI. Bob has over ten years of experience in a variety of library and information service settings.
Jan Grabowski, Library Technician from the Burlew Medical Library at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA, recently retired after 39 years of service. She was honored as St. Joseph Hospital Employee of the Month in 1995 and the Medical Library Group of Southern California & Arizona’s Outstanding Paraprofessional of the Year in 2010.
Patricia Kangas, Library Technician at VA Central California Health Care System in Fresno, CA, retired on September 30, after 30 years of service.
Stephanie Lien is the new librarian at American University of Health Sciences Library in Signal Hill, CA.
Sydni Abrahamsen joined the Mayo Clinic Arizona Library Services team as the new librarian at the Patient and Health Education Library in Scottsdale, AZ, on August 1.
Brian Bowlin, Director of Medical Staff Services at St. Bernardine Medical Center, is the new NN/LM Liaison for the Norman F. Feldhym Medical Library in San Bernardino, CA.
Hector Perez-Gilbe is the new Research Librarian for Health Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He received his Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and also has a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in epidemiology.
Elaine Martin, former Director of Library Services at the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, and Director of the NN/LM, New England Region, for the past 15 years, was appointed Director, Head Librarian and Chief Administrative Officer of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School effective October 3.
Janice Hermer is the new Health Sciences Librarian at Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix Campus.
Hannah Schilperoort is the new Nursing Librarian at USC Norris Medical Library in Los Angeles, CA.
Marcus Banks, MLIS, Head of the Blaisdell Medical Library at the University of California, Davis, Sacramento campus, left his position at the end of October. He will pursue his writing/journalism career on a full-time basis.