We bid a fond farewell to Rachel Pinotti, Director, Library Education & Research Services, whose last day with Levy Library was April 7th.
Rachel has held a number of roles since joining Levy Library in December 2013. She partnered with the Department of Medical Education’s Curricular Affairs team to ensure the library was fully supporting the elements of the M.D. program related to information literacy, self-directed learning, and evidence-based medicine. Her work in this area was recognized with the Institute for Medical Education’s Excellence in Service of Education award in 2016.
Rachel oversaw the launch of two new services, the Systematic Review Service and the Writing Support Service, both of which were developed in response to previously unmet needs of the ISMMS community. In 2017, Rachel oversaw the implementation of the LibAnswers ticketing system to manage Ask-A-Librarian inquiries. In 2019, she assumed the role of platform administrator for the PlumX research information management system, implementing a sustainable maintenance model and developing a dedicated network of administrators throughout the school’s 80+ departments and research institutes.
In addition, Rachel played a key role the unification of the Mount Sinai Health System Libraries, overseeing the role out of Education & Research Services across the health system with the goal of ensuring that the same high quality library services are available to all users regardless of the location where they work and train.
Lastly, Rachel has been a manager, mentor, and firm advocate for many staff members over the years. We are grateful to Rachel for her myriad contributions during her time at Mount Sinai and wish her much success on her future endeavors.