The Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) Medical Library, a branch of the Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library at the Health Science Center, received the nation’s highest honor for public service provided by museums and libraries. The award, presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, included $10,000 and recognition at a national award ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Located in Harlingen, the RAHC Medical Library is the first health sciences library and the first library at an institution of higher education to win the National Award for Museum and Library Service. Mary J. Moore, Ph.D., director of libraries, said the honor caps decades of visionary work by the library staff in San Antonio to reach out to Valley health professionals and their patients.
This fall, the RAHC Medical Library and the Biblioteca Las Américas Library, located at the South Texas High School for Health Professions (Med High) in Mercedes, received the Blue Ribbon Consumer Health Information Award from the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science for the MEDLINEPlus peer tutor project.
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