Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Medical Libraries in Majuro and Kosrae

Please join Alice Hadley and me in welcoming Isaac Watak, the new Medical Librarian at the new Majuro Hospital Medical Library in the Marshall Islands.  The library will formally open on Friday, June 4 and is the sixth medical library to be established in the U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Then, next week, Alice and I will be in Kosrae to establish the new Kosrae State Medical Library with Kenye Edmond as their Medical Librarian.  These libraries could not have been established without the generous funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant and the strong support from both Ministries of Health, the Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA) and the Ayuda Foundation in Guam.

-- Arlene Cohen