Submitted by Jessica DeCaro, Interim Director, Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Senior User Services Librarian, Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Case Western Reserve University
Vivian McCallum has joined the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Health Sciences Library team as a User Services Librarian. Vivian earned her MLS at the University of Pittsburgh while working in Pitt’s Health Sciences Library System. She has worked in hospital, academic and health libraries ever since. Her professional interests include medical and health information literacy instruction, the medical humanities, and innovative librarianship.
As a child, Vivian traveled from Erie PA to Cleveland with her family every spring to see her aunts perform in the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra. Vivian did not inherit the musician genes in her family, but she loves to listen. There is no shortage of music in Cleveland for her to enjoy with her sons. She feels very fortunate to be here, and to be a part of the CWRU Health Center Library team.
Submitted by Carmen Howard, Regional Health Sciences Librarian & Instructor, Library of the Health Sciences at Peoria, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
UIC library faculty member recognized by Illinois Library Association
The Illinois Library Association has awarded Emily Johnson, regional health sciences librarian and assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago libraries, the 2018 Crosman Memorial Award. Named in memory of Alex Crosman, director of the Peoria Public Library at the time of his death in 1986, the award recognizes the achievements of the library workers who are new or relatively new to the field and encourages continued involvement in the profession. The award honors someone who has accomplished a great deal in a short time.
Johnson has worked at UIC since 2013 and demonstrated her leadership skills when she served as interim head of the Library of Health Sciences in Peoria from May 2015 to January 2016. Both at UIC and in her previous position at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Johnson has taken the lead in building relationships with faculty to improve access to library resources while also developing innovative curricular design programs, such as the NExT Target Outreach Project. She has volunteered or been appointed to professional leadership positions at the state, regional and national levels.