In the 1950s, Mount Carmel had three separate libraries: The School of Nursing Library, the Physicians’ Library, and the Convent Library. Eventually, the three libraries were combined to form the Mother M. Constantine Memorial Library, named in honor of a beloved, longtime Mount Carmel employee. During the 1980s, the library was renamed the Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library (MCHSL) to emphasize that it served the whole Mount Carmel Community.
OhioLINK recently spoke with Stevo Roksandic, regional director of MCHS Library Services, to learn more about what makes MCHSL special.
What are your top three points of pride in your library?
1. Positioning and establishing MCHSL as a central hub for informational services in unique academic, hospital, and corporate settings.
2. The redesign of our library space creating a “History of Nursing Education” exhibit that contains a timeline, graduating classes’ pictures, and display cases with Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) historic artifacts and memorabilia.
3. Continuously improving and adapting access to information by exceeding customer expectations and needs, and being committed to the highest service excellence standards. Starting in 2016, that commitment was strongly supported through MCHSL joining ALA Initiative "Libraries Transform," which is featured regularly on the MCHSL home page acknowledging specific transformation initiatives visually.
What’s the most popular spot in your library for students and patrons?
The most popular spot is the third floor of the library, which features the “History of Nursing Education” exhibit.
How long have you been a member of OhioLINK?
MCHSL joined OhioLINK as one of the founding members of the OPAL Consortium (1998).