Bev Hilton, medical librarian liaison to the College of Nursing, is retiring effective January 5, 2017 after a 33-year career at the MCL. She has also served as clinical reference librarian in Pediatrics (Kentucky Children’s Hospital) and Family Medicine (Chandler and Good Samaritan hospitals), and UK HealthCare’s Health Education Center and accreditation management team/The Joint Commission.
According to Bev, her greatest accomplishment was “being an ‘embedded librarian,’ seeing my liaison group on a daily basis, teaching classes, and holding their hands until they could do database searching solo.”
Bev, who holds an MLS degree with a reference concentration from the University of Maryland in College Park, says she will miss “seeing that light bulb go on during an individual consultation when the person finally gets the hang of it.”
“I will especially miss my MCL colleagues – several of us have grown together in our skills, many years of sharing and helping each other out – as well as all the wonderful people in the College of Nursing,” says Bev. “I have been fortunate to have been part of two super families in my work life!”
Bev is planning on “enjoying retirement with my husband, Roger, visiting our newest grandson, 3 week old Caleb, here in Lexington, and traveling to Boston to visit our other grandsons, 2 ½ year old Brayden and 1 month old Ian.”
“During Bev’s 33 year career at the MCL, she has provided exemplary service to our users with a genuine passion and commitment,” says MCL head Rick Brewer. “While the MCL will miss a dear friend and colleague, we appreciate her service to our organization and we wish her the best as she enters the next phase of her life.”