Librarian Jonquil Feldman Announces Retirement

Jonquil Feldman, MALS, has announced her retirement on April 30 after 21 years at Briscoe Library. She joined the library in 1998 as a Reference Librarian, and in 1999 became the Assistant to the Library Director, supporting library operations and administration. In 2006, she assumed the position of Director of Library and Outreach Services, overseeing several library units, including reference, access services, interlibrary loan, and community outreach. When the library was reorganized in 2016, she was appointed Associate Library Director.

Over the years, Jonquil has worked on a number of projects that shaped the physical spaces of the Briscoe, RAHC, and Laredo libraries. She participated in writing successful proposals for funding from the National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. She also worked on accreditation efforts for the Schools of Dentistry and Nursing, Health Professions programs, LCME, and SACS.

Prior to joining UT Health San Antonio, Jonquil worked in libraries at Harvard Medical School, the University of Virginia, and the University of Pittsburgh. She received her master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Chicago. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and a graduate of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program. She has published chapters and articles on health science librarianship, and has presented papers and posters at numerous conferences. She was co-chair of the Program Committee for the Medical Library Association’s Annual meeting in 2015, and also co-chair of the Association’s South Central Chapter meeting, which took place in San Antonio in 2018. Since 2007, she has served on the Editorial Board of Medical Reference Services Quarterly. In 2019, she was appointed Editor of that peer-reviewed journal, and she expects to stay busy producing four issues a year, traveling, and enjoying this new chapter in her life.