(SLC, UT) – Catherine B. Soehner, MLS, BSN, has been appointed Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at University of Utah. Michael L. Good, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, and Alberta D. Comer, MLS, Dean and University Librarian made the joint announcement.
“Catherine Soehner is the right person for this important leadership position,” said Dr. Good. “The EHSL is a valuable resource for our health science colleges and schools, the School of Medicine, and our entire health care operation.”
Prior to her appointment as director, Catherine served as Interim Director for EHSL since July 2018. She has worked for eight years at J. Willard Marriott Library, as associate dean, where she led delivery of a wide range of library services, including research and information services.
“We are delighted Catherine is continuing her role as our associate dean for research” says, Alberta D. Comer, MLS, Dean and University Librarian. “She has tremendous ability for work within libraries as well as with faculty, students, and staff across campus.”
Before University of Utah, Soehner served in academic libraries at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as the National Library of Medicine. Catherine was awarded a Master of Library Science from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati.