On Friday, January 27, 2012, the Library hosted its first book signing and presentation, which proved to be a thought-provoking event. Joy Harriman, Medical Librarian at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions; and Margaret Pearce, Chief Nursing Officer at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics, spoke on the topic of healthcare disparities in Mobile, AL and New Orleans, LA, respectively. Harriman shared stories from her book, Health Care in Mobile: An Oral History of the 1940s, and from her time spent researching the book. Pearce shared stories from her background as a nurse trained by the Daughters of Charity, and the time she spent caring for victims of AIDS in New Orleans before the disease had been identified. Attenders had many questions for the presenters afterwards, and also took the opportunity to purchase Harriman’s book, which she autographed.
More special events coming, so stay tuned!