August 7, 2018
The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Library of the Health Sciences has earned the Medical Library Association’s 2018 Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award.
The award recognizes health sciences libraries that have made significant contributions to the clinical, educational, research or administrative outcomes at their institutions by fostering a culture of research among health science librarians. In addition to UIC, the University of Saskatchewan was a recipient of the award.
Abigail Goben, Associate Professor and Information Services and Liaison Librarian to the UIC College of Dentistry, said, “It's a pleasure to have the research efforts of the Health Science Librarians recognized by the Medical Library Association. My colleagues and I feel fortunate to be part of an institution that values our disciplinary research and ensures that we have support in the form of time, money, and people to pursue our research.
“As a mid-career researcher, I am privileged to work with this extremely accomplished group of librarians who are shaping understanding of data management, mobile device usage, information literacy, graduate medical education, and copyright in the health sciences and who are essential team members across disciplines in many research collaborations including systematic reviews,’ Goben noted. “ Our independent research continues to move health sciences librarianship forward, creating new knowledge that impacts not only UIC but also our peers and the communities they serve.”
The library is at 1750 W. Polk St.