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National Library Workers Day

An image of Ruth Lilly Medical Library Employee holding a list of their favorite books

Today, we celebrate National Library Workers Day. While our celebration is not in-person, it is still important to highlight the critical role library workers play to keep the Ruth Lilly Medical Library operating.

During the pandemic, the Ruth Lilly Medical Library’s faculty and staff continued their service to the IU School of Medicine and Indiana University.

We want to say thank you to all our staff who are working hard to support our institution and for taking on challenges and additional responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our staff took a minute to pose with their favorite books. Please see the list of all their favorite books below:

Top Row: 

Greg Lutz:  Dune by Frank Herbert

Safar Saydshoev: Icon in support of reading books

Tre Quarles:  The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemison

Gabe Rios:  The Bourbon Trail Almanac published by The Kentucky Distillers Association

Miran Ramirez:  Llamadme Alejandra by Espido Freire

First Row from Top:

Laura Menard:  A Demon-Haunted Land: Witches, Wonder Doctors, and the Ghosts of the Past in Post-WW2 Germany By Monica Black

Beth Whipple:  Monkey Truck by Michael Slack &

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Amy Blevins:  The Shining by Stephen King

Julia Stumpff:  Frindle by Andrew Clements

Sandy Nogle

Second Row from Top:

Angi Hill:  The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
By Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

Rick Ralston:  Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden

Brandon Pieczko:  The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera,

Todd Grooten:  Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Michael Wilkinson:  Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Bottom Row:

Terry Horton
Terri Bennett:  Travel Insider’s Guide to Ireland