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Janet Schnall, Distinguished Librarian Award

Janet Schnall Janet has always been at the forefront of her profession, from pioneering clinical librarianship in the 1970s to embracing evidence-based practice in library classes. In her distinguished 40-plus years of service to the UW, Janet has made a lasting impact on the School of Nursing, the entire nursing profession and the field of health sciences information management, providing invaluable leadership, inspiration and support to students and faculty.

Noted for being one of the first clinical medical librarians in the country and author of the first published article on evaluation of a clinical librarian service, Janet continues to lead the way. She introduced streaming video technology for any-time, any-place library instruction and was an early adapter of audience response systems (clickers). Recently, she assisted in establishing a health sciences library at the University of Swaziland and began co-editing a new bimonthly "Nursing Resources" column in the American Journal of Nursing. Janet's colleagues praise her generosity in sharing her time and expertise, her passion and enthusiasm for her work and her positive and encouraging manner. They appreciate how she proactively develops new tools, her "personal warmth" and her "endless energy."

Read more from UW Today's coverage of the 2014 Awards of Excellence recipients.

Photo: Janet Schnall, information management librarian, Health Sciences, Distinguished Librarian Award.

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