Greysi Reyna, Assistant Director for the Ramirez Library at the Regional Academic Health Center, retired on November 30 following 18 years of service to the UT Health Science Center. Greysi’s enthusiasm and dedication to improving the lives of citizens in the Lower Rio Grande Valley was evident in all that she accomplished during her career.
Greysi was involved with the development of library services for the RAHC and managed the Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) in the Valley. She was involved with several externally funded projects that brought improved health information to the region including information literacy training for promotoras and the MedlinePlus Peer Tutor Project at Med High in Mercedes, TX. In 2005, the Med High Project was awarded the prestigious Institute of Museum and Library Services Award, presented to the Ramirez Library by First Lady Laura Bush. In 2009, the Friends of the National Library of Medicine recognized Greysi’s library outreach efforts by awarding her the Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award. A fellow librarian described Greysi as “Always giving of herself to the mission of serving others. She has never told us no; she has never complained; she has always sought to find the best in each of us and to help us become better.” Greysi plans to spend her retirement relaxing and spending time with her family.
Farewell to Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, whose last day at the Health science Center was November 15. Susan married Ben Ennis on November 29 and has moved to Arlington, TX to join him. Since 2007, Susan was employed as Administrative and Special Projects Librarian and contributed to many library activities during her tenure. Susan developed the One Community/One Book program including successfully applying for external funding to support reading activities and programming. She managed exhibits, coordinated meetings and business for the Library Committee and Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, and developed programming to highlight the history of the health sciences. Susan coordinated educational and research visits to the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and provided information about rare books in this collection. Lastly, Susan edited this newsletter and wrote many feature stories. We wish Susan the best as she embarks on life in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.