Save the Date for UNYOC 2014

The 2014 UNYOC conference is October 23 and 24 in Saratoga Springs, New York at the Gideon Putnam. Details to come!


Advocacy Alert! Letter to Canadian Representatives Regarding Health Canada libraries

In response to media reports of federal library closures in Ontario, Amanda Ross-White submitted a letter to The Honourable Ms. Rona Ambrose of the House of Commons.  In the letter, she expresses concern on behalf of UNYOC regarding the discussion of closures and other issues surrounding Health Canada Libraries.

Click here to read the letter, and please consider contacting your government representatives to make your concerns known to them.


Advocacy, Chapter Activities

Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant

Looking for support for a career development activity?   Consider applying for the Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant!

The Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant provides one individual up to $1500 to support a career development activity that will contribute to advancement in the field of medical informatics.

Application deadline is December 1, 2013.

The full grant application, including eligibility requirements, is available at:

For additional information, contact Michael Newman, Jury Chair, at

The award was established in 1996 by the Medical Informatics Section.


Jeff Garvey – 2013 UNYOC Fellow

Jeff Garvey, MLSCongratulations to Jeff Garvey, the newest UNYOC Fellow. Jeff has been an active and contributing member of UNYOC for many years.  He has given tirelessly to the organization and throughout the years has served in multiple capacities.  When asked to take on any UNYOC responsibility he has done so with grace and perseverance, with an eye to get the job done effectively and efficiently.

UNYOC Fellows are Regular or Emeritus members of UNYOC who have made significant contributions to the chapter or to health sciences librarianship. Recognized leaders in health sciences librarianship of distinguished accomplishment, or exemplifying leadership in health sciences librarianship with have measurable achievements.

Jeff Garvey is the Director of Library Services at Hunter-Rice Health Sciences Library, Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY.

Chapter Activities, Member News