Barb Ruggeri, life and health sciences librarian, has been awarded Librarian of the Year by the Wisconsin Health Science Library Association (WHSLA).
Barb began her role at Carroll in July 2017 and supports students and faculty through research consultations, information literacy sessions, literature reviews, and grant support. She is interested in outcomes-based library services, evidence-based practice in the health sciences and multidisciplinary teamwork.
Citing her extensive background in medical librarianship, the award noted her teamwork activities when employed at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and her term as a past president of WHSLA, where she revitalized communication among members and provided online learning opportunities. The purpose of WHSLA is to promote the development of health sciences libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin. The organization provides professional development and continuing education opportunities for its members.