In our "Behind the Desk" interview series, we meet the people behind the curtain of the Mount Sinai Health System Libraries. Today we catch up with Celine Soudant, who was recently promoted to the role of Reference & Instruction Librarian here at Levy Library:
How long have you been working at Levy Library?
After over a year at the Mount Sinai Downtown Library, I joined Levy Library as a Reference & Instruction librarian this February.
Describe the duties and responsibilities of your new position.
I provide reference services, research instruction, and assistance with citation management tools. I am also working on a project plan to update our LibGuides content. We want to provide our Mount Sinai community with the most current and relevant resources to provide the best possible patient care.
What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
To better serve our patrons, it is primordial for a librarian to keep up with new tools and learn new skills. It can be challenging to find the time for professional development. I enjoy learning, so I consider myself fortunate to currently take a class on Evidence-Based Practice and the Medical Librarian.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
I enjoy providing support to our community with one on one consultation or classes on topics such as literature search support or reference management tools. It is meaningful because it can have a positive impact on patient outcomes.
What are your interests outside of work?
I like spending time with my family and reading stories to my two daughters. When I have time for myself, I enjoy going to Pilates, Yoga classes or a hike. I also love sharing a good meal with friends.