Health Sciences Library wins top honors

Health Sciences Library wins top honors

The team at the Upstate Health Sciences Library is not just excellent, they are award-winning team. The Central New York Library Resource Council (CLRC) has named the Health Sciences Library as Academic Library of the Year.

Library Director Cristina Pope said the library prides itself on service. “Our team works hard to listen to our users’ needs and respond with exemplary service, be it After Hours, Systematic Reviews, licenses for 2,000 journals and 84 databases, document delivery or our lactation room, meditation room and therapy dogs,” Pope said. “We are here to ensure our customers succeed.”

CLRC awards are open to all libraries, archives, museums and their staff in Onondaga, Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties. For more information about the Library Awards nomination process, visit https://clrc.org/awards/External Link Icon.

Nominations for the awards are solicited annually from library patrons and staff. Winners are selected by a panel of judges who do not work or live within the four counties of the CLRC service area.

One of the nominations for the Health Sciences Library noted: “As a student, this library has been my second home during medical school. The library staff is always attentive to the needs of students and it has made my learning experience great.”

CLRC also recognized librarian Abigail Smith who was named Academic Library Staff All-Star of the Year award. Smith received nominations from the Upstate nurses who note that “Abby removes barriers for bedside nursing staff to access evidence based resources. This enables them to improve their practice, and be engaged in their profession.”

The CLRC presented its awards at a ceremony Oct. 25.

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