Submitted by Matt Hoy, Associate Director, Mayo Clinic Libraries
As of December, 2016, Julie Taylor is now serving in the Plummer Library at the Mayo Clinic as a Health Sciences Outreach Librarian. Julie comes to the Plummer Library after seven years of working in Mayo’s Patient Libraries, primarily serving at the St. Marys Patients’ Library. Julie has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation. Julie is a Dragon Boat paddler and paddles at various races and festivals in the Midwest. She is looking forward to paddling in Florence, Italy in 2018.
Matthew B. Hoy also joined the Mayo Clinic’s Plummer Library in December, serving as the Associate Director of the Mayo Clinic Libraries. After serving in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at the Mayo Clinic Health System since 2003, Matt has joined the library team in Rochester. Matt’s credentials include a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and Bachelor of Arts in English and Technical Writing from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. His research interests include alternative publishing models and emerging library technologies. He is also an avid gamer and a fan of trivia.
In January 2017, Leslie Hassett also joined the Mayo Clinic Libraries. She will also serve as one of the Plummer Library’s Health Sciences Outreach Librarians. Leslie is moving to Rochester from Port Orchard, Washington, where she has been a Librarian for Olympic College since 2007. Prior employment included serving as a Medical Librarian for Loma Linda University from 1987-2005. Leslie holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from California State University, Northridge. Leslie loves performing complex literature searches to assist people in their research and enjoys teaching advanced literature searching techniques. Leslie is also an award winning gourd artist. She shows and sells her work in juried fine art shows. Most recently, in December 2016, she was in the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour in Washington State. Leslie’s art website is http://gaiagourds.com.