Jan 10, 2011    #003
Contact: Laura Byerley
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Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City honors UMKC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Health Sciences Library recently received an Outstanding Academic Health Science Library Award from the Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City (HSLNKC). HSLNKC will present the award at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the UMKC Diastole Scholar's Center's Kiva Room, 2501 Holmes St.

The library is a second-time winner of this award, having also received it in 2005. The Outstanding Academic Health Science Library Award honors an academic health sciences library that has made special contributions in professional leadership, innovative projects and organizational efficiency. The award also recognizes the UMKC Health Science Library's participation in HSLNKC and its exceptional service to a diverse clientele of UMKC students, faculty, staff, distance learners and clientele from area hospitals.

Located at the UMKC School of Medicine, 2411 Holmes St., the Health Sciences Library supports the teaching and research missions of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The Health Sciences Library provides UMKC residents and all UMKC faculty, staff and students with access to a wide range of biomedical databases and peer-reviewed biomedical journals.

"It is great that the Health Sciences Library is being honored this way," said Peggy Mullaly-Quijas, director of the Health Sciences Library. "While it is challenging to serve UMKC health professional students and practitioners from all parts of Missouri, it is nice to know the information services we provide our clients is recognized as excellent."

"I am so pleased for this well-deserved recognition for our Health Sciences Library," said Sharon Bostick, dean of UMKC Libraries. "Though the Miller Nichols Library has received much attention recently because of the robot addition, it also is important to acknowledge the outstanding services and materials available at each of UMKC's superb libraries. Our libraries are a resource not only for UMKC, but for the entire Kansas City community, as well."

About the Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City:

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, HSLNKC supports professional medical librarians and healthcare professionals to improve health education and health welfare in the greater metropolitan Kansas City area.

About UMKC Libraries:

An essential partner in intellectual discovery, knowledge creation and empowerment, UMKC Libraries serves as the hub of learning activities for students, researchers and UMKC's urban neighbors. Not only the home of books and print materials, the UMKC Libraries also provides access to a wide range of audio-visual media, over 300,000 sound recordings and rare and unique collections of books, photographs, manuscripts and maps. UMKC Libraries also links users to a world of scholarly information available through licensed online databases and journals and a vast network of reciprocal borrowing agreements with libraries around the world.

Miller Nichols Library, located on the Volker campus, is UMKC's largest library and houses the general collection, Music/Media Library, LaBudde Special Collections and Marr Sound Archives. On the Health Sciences campus, the Dental Library and Health Sciences Library serve students and researchers in those disciplines. Along with its partners, the UMKC School of Law's Leon E. Bloch Law Library and the Linda Hall Library, University Libraries is the comprehensive public research library for Kansas City and the very heart of UMKC.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City:

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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