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UNYOC Fellows

Congratulations to Warren Hawkes, selected for Fellowship in UNYOC in 2006.

Warren Hawkes is the Director of the library of the New York State Nurses Association in Latham, NY. Warren has served UNYOC in many capacities over the past twenty years in both appointed and elected positions. The following is an excerpt from the letter nominating him for fellowship:

...[Warren] has always been willing to take on tasks that few others would relish. He has been chair of by-laws committees on more than one occasion, and has served more than once on conference organizing committees, as well...

In addition to his ongoing efforts in UNYOC, he has served on MLA committees in the Nursing and Allied Health Resources section and is a mentor in the MLA mentorship programme. He is also prominent in the field of nursing librarianship.

I have great admiration for Warren’s quiet and effective manner of working and his commitment to the profession... [He] exemplifies the kind of member of whom we need many more. Because he has been so willing over many years to participate in the business of keeping UNYOC going...I believe that we ought now to recognize his contributions...

UNYOC Fellows are Regular or Emeritus members of UNYOC who have made significant contributions to the chapter or to health sciences librarianship. Fellows are exempt from dues and have all the rights and privileges of Regular Members.

Candidates for fellowship should meet the following criteria:

  1. Regular or Emeritus members of UNYOC/MLA for at least the prior 10 consecutive years.
  2. Passed the mid-point of their career with significant and continuous contributions to UNYOC and/or to the profession of health sciences librarianship.
  3. Recognized leaders in health sciences librarianship of distinguished accomplishment, or exemplifying leadership in health sciences librarianship with have measurable achievements.

The call for nominations takes place in the Spring of each year.

Updated: Sept. 30, 2007