Happenings at The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library

Personnel:

  • Stephanie Schulte has been named Assistant Director for Research and Education. Stephanie is associate professor and has been at the HSL since 2008. Stephanie directs health sciences research, education, and clinical information services and is leading several space planning initiatives.
  • Missy Creed has been named Consumer Health Librarian at the HSL’s Library for Health Information, located in the OSU Wexner Medical Center. Having recently completed both levels of the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) program, Missy is leading a variety of expanding consumer health programs.

Awards:

In May, the HSL received an All of Us Community Engagement Network Ambassador Program Award from the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  With this $95,000 award, the HSL will serve as a link between the NIH All of Us Research Program, area public libraries, community organizations, hospitals, and individuals from underrepresented populations in Franklin County, Ohio. The HSL is leading these efforts in collaboration with partners including the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) and the library at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 

Space:

The HSL physical space is also changing. The HSL occupies space on five of seven floors in Prior Hall. Over the last year, the HSL has been gathering current and future space-related ideas from students, staff and faculty. In August, all general collection books and journals were moved to an OSU Medical Center space located just off-campus.  Materials will be delivered to the HSL customers via campus courier. This move allows the HSL to provide a full floor of quiet study space complete with new carpeting, updated furnishings and lighting, and a prayer/meditation area. This renovation is scheduled for next year along with renovations to the busier, more collaborative spaces on the first and fourth floors.  

Submitted by Missy Creed

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