The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association recognized Bette S. Sydelko, M.S.L.S., M.Ed., AHIP, with the 2013 Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award at its annual meeting in October in East Peoria, Ill.
Sydelko, coordinator of assessment and outreach and a clinical medicine librarian with University Libraries at Wright State University, has been instrumental in advancing the skills of WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine students in the domain of evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-making.
She has worked to improve consumers’ health information skills by presenting to advisory board meetings and educating organizational partners. She also has written numerous book reviews of medical reference resources, contributed to publications on medical library tools and services and developed curricula for evidence-based medicine.
The chapter also recognized Sydelko for being a superb mentor, encouraging those new to the profession and serving as a positive role model for them.