Submitted by Melida D. Busch, Manager, Edward L. Pratt Research Library, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
We’ve welcomed both a new Resource Management Librarian and a new Clinical Librarian in the last months, which is very exciting.
Please join the Edward L. Pratt Research Library in welcoming Cincinnati Children’s inaugural Clinical Librarian, Elaine Dean. Originally from Rochester, NY, Elaine earned her Master’s in Library and Information Studies from the State College of New York University at Buffalo.
Prior to joining Cincinnati Children’s, Elaine was Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Penn State Hershey Harrell Health Sciences Library for three years. While supporting the College of Medicine and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, she coordinated reference services, provided instruction on using library resources and services, and taught clinicians, residents, and students to find high quality evidence-based information. She is excited to continue developing her knowledge of evidence-based practice while working with the Cincinnati Children’s community.
Elaine is interested in exploring ways to support digital access to evidence-based resources, including the use of mobile and clinical care tools, creating online guides, and developing resources for point of need support. She is committed to providing high quality information services to our Clinical teams.
When not at work, Elaine enjoys hiking, biking and knitting, but not at the same time. She is excited to discover both local hiking/biking trails and a new knitting group. Let her know if you have any recommendations!
Please help us welcome Holly Spindler, MLIS, Cincinnati Children’s inaugural Resource Management Librarian.
In addition to holding her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University, Holly comes to us with a medical library background, having spent several years serving physicians, nurses, residents, undergraduates and faculty at the Kettering Medical and College Libraries in Dayton, Ohio.
Although her specialty is managing resources, she also enjoyed a practicum spent at the Dayton Metro Library, serving patrons from behind the local library’s reference desk. Her time spent in the public library enhanced her deep appreciation for the powerful role that information plays in the world of Medicine and its advances.
Recently, Holly has returned from living abroad in Grenada. She occupied her time there by volunteering at local orphanages, participating in ecology clean-ups, organizing fund raisers for a children’s after-school program, and serving as a member of the St. George’s University Lecture Committee, as well as, Executive Board Secretary for the St. George’s University’s Significant Others Organization. Her time abroad increased Holly’s fondness for travel, her love of learning, and her appreciation for diversity.
Holly has a passion for library work and places a high value on continuing excellence in serving her community. She is excited to continue her career with Cincinnati Children’s and the Edward L. Pratt Research Library team.