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!
David Midyette is the new Senior Medical Affairs Information Specialist at Ventana Medical Systems in Tucson, AZ. David was previously the librarian at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, NV.
June Simms, Director of the Jay Sexter Library at Touro University Nevada in Henderson, is retiring at the end of December 2017, after more than 13 years of service to the library.
Norman Huckle, Head of Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan at Savitt Medical Library, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, is retiring November 9th, after 32 years of service.
Sophia Prisco is the new Education Librarian at the University of California, San Francisco Library & Center for Knowledge Management. She was previously the librarian at West Coast University’s Center for Graduate Studies in central Los Angeles.
Susan Ulrich, Medical Librarian at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, CA, retired at the end August 2017.
Marsha Kmec passed away on August 10 at the age of 65. She was the Health Sciences Librarian at Olive View/UCLA Medical Center from 1992-2012, and very active in the NNLM Network. In more recent years, Marsha was the medical librarian at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She received the Medical Library Group of Southern California & Arizona Louise Darling Achievement Award in 1998 and the UCLA Librarian of the Year Award in 2007.
Alexander Lyubechansky, MA, MLIS, is now the Clinical Librarian at the Savitt Medical Library at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno. He was previously the Clinical Librarian at the Savitt Medical Library Las Vegas location.
Esther Sternberg, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, is the 2017-18 chair of the NLM Board of Regents.
Sterling Kent is the new Learning Resource Center Manager at Fortis College in Phoenix, AZ. He replaces Amy Nadell.