Both new members are also AZHIN Librarians!
Rebecca (Becky) Swift is the new Medical Librarian at Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC) She comes to PIMC from Pima County Public Library system in Tucson, where she worked with the Adult Services Team at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Becky is a SIRLS graduate from the University of Arizona and received her undergraduate from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. She is a San Carlos Apache Tribal member. She is the current Chair of the Native American Interest Group with the Arizona Library Association, member of the American Indian Library Association, and a member of the San Carlos Public Library Board of Trustees. Becky has an array of librarian experience- she has worked in both elementary and high school libraries, has been a community college librarian, and an academic librarian at the University of Arizona. She said that the experience she has gained working in difference libraries has enhanced her knowledge and proficiency in customer service and research capabilities.
Patrick King is a new Medical Librarian at John C. Lincoln Health Network in Phoenix. Over the past 13 years, Patrick King, has worked in a variety of capacities for Phoenix Public Library. Moving up the ranks from Page, to Circulation Attendant, to the paraprofessional position of Library Assistant has proved to be invaluable experience. During that time period, Patrick graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Bachelors of Arts in French. He graduated in 2007 from the University of North Texas with an MS in Library and Information Sciences with a specialty in Health Informatics.