Jane Blumenthal, director of the Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) since 2006, has been promoted to associate university librarian.
“Jane, in addition to her extraordinary leadership of the THL, is a vital participant in policy and budgeting issues that affect the library as a whole, and her new title reflects that,” says Paul N. Courant, university librarian and dean of libraries.
Among Blumenthal’s many accomplishments, Courant cites the successful integration of the collections and services of the former public health and dentistry libraries to establish the Taubman Health Sciences Library; the establishment of a research and informatics unit; the creation of new service models to meet the evolving needs of health-sciences students and researchers; and the development of an active outreach program to improve access to high quality health information.
Before coming to U-M, Blumenthal served as assistant manager at the National Cancer Institute-Frederick Cancer Research Facility; library director at the American Medical Association, Washington Office; and assistant dean for knowledge management and director of the Dahlgren Memorial Library at Georgetown University. She currently serves as president of the Medical Library Association.
Heidi Kumao, an associate professor of art at the Stamps School of Art & Design, on what she can’t live without: “A camera. As an artist, it’s my tool for looking at the world in a creative and open way.”
“From Aristotle to O’Neill: Western Influence on Cao Yu,” 4 p.m. Feb. 8, North Campus Research Complex, Building 18 dining hall.