After 42 years of service to the University of Kentucky, nearly 20 of those years as Director of the Medical Center Library (MCL), Janet Stith announced this week that she will retire August 2, 2013. During her tenure as Director, Janet led many initiatives including a focus on public health and outreach and a greater role for librarians in clinical rounds within UK Healthcare. She successfully recruited a highly skilled and dedicated faculty for the MCL and worked closely with the leadership in all of the medical colleges.
A native West Virginian, Janet received her B.A. from Glenville State College and an M.A. in Education from West Virginia University. She earned an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky.
Janet received numerous awards during her career including Academic Librarian of the Year in 1995 from the Kentucky Library and Special Librarian of the Year in 2002 from the Kentucky Library Association. She is on the Regional Advisory Council for the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network Libraries of Medicine. She has also served as a member of the Kentucky Health Literacy Education Group.