2017 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture Series

Tallie Casucci

Tallie Casucci

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is excited to announce, yet another year of the Priscilla M. Mayden Lectures!

At the event we will be honoring the 2016 book authors in health sciences, as well as listening to the 2017 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecturer, Takashi Yamakawa discuss “Scholarly Communications in Japan.”

The event will be held in the Eccles Human Genetics Auditorium on Tuesday, April 25th:

  • Reception from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Lecture from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Priscilla M. Mayden lectureship has allowed the Eccles Health Sciences Library to invite knowledgeable and exciting speakers to the University for over 30 years. This year, Yamakawa will follow in the footsteps of others such as:

  • Dr. Joyce Mitchell, Chair of the U’s Department of Biomedical Informatics on Genetics, Genomics and Biomedical Informatics
  • Dr. Ed Shortliff from Columbia University on National Health Information Infrastructure
  • Clifford A. Lynch, Ph.D. Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information on Scholarly Communication and Cultural Heritage in the Digital World
  • Debra L. Spunt, M.S., R.N. on Advancing Education in Healthcare Through Technology
  • And many others!

Priscilla M. Mayden was the former Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, where she was a visionary in her time. Mayden understood the emerging role of computers in libraries and in healthcare at the bedside. She is most well known for starting the Hope Fox Eccles Clinical Library in the University Hospital in 1983, which served clinical staff with the latest search capability close to the bedside.

Priscilla’s friends and colleagues established the Priscilla M. Mayden Endowment in her honor upon her retirement in 1985. The Library will continue to recognize her service to the University of Utah as Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library from 1967 – 1984 through the lectureship.