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Riley recognized by Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL)


Pictured is Riley with Neil Rambo, Director,
NYU Health Sciences Library, AAHSL President.

Ruth A. Riley, MS, AHIP, was recognized at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) in Boston on Nov. 3 for her role as Past President of the Association. For the past three years, she has served on the AAHSL Board of Directors as President-Elect, President and Past President.

Riley has served as the USC School of Medicine’s Director of Library Services since January 2000. She also has served as Assistant Dean for Executive Affairs since 2012. The AAHSL comprises the libraries serving the accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools belonging to or affiliated with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). It includes other related libraries and organizations that lead in resolving information and knowledge management problems in the health care environment.

Riley was previously at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she served for five years as Associate Director of the Library. Prior to that time she was Coordinator of Information Management Education & Database Services at the Alfred Taubman Medical Library of the University of Michigan, and Information Services Librarian at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library of the University of Missouri. Riley completed a B.A. in sociology at the University of Kansas and a M.S. in library and information science at the University of Illinois. In addition to her roles with AAHSL, she has also served as Chair of the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and Chair of the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL).

October 11th, 2017