ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Brian Bunnett, MA, MLS, AHIP, has accepted a position as Director, Library and Education Services beginning December 1. Bunnett will oversee a program that includes reference and user support, resource access and delivery, special collections (including the Hall of Discovery and the Sculpture Garden of Healing), distance services (including Native health information services), and the Learning Design Center that supports online course delivery for the Health Sciences Center (HSC).

"The Health Sciences Library at the University of New Mexico has an excellent, and entirely deserved, national reputation for innovation, for the high quality of its programs, and for the abilities of its staff," Bunnett said. "I look forward to leading such a library and to overseeing its further integration into the clinical, educational, research, and community missions of the university."

Bunnett’s experience includes Deputy Director of Libraries at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, as well as Director of the Beck Library at the Guthrie Healthcare System, Sayre, PA. He was a fellow in the joint National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries year-long leadership development program; has credentialing by the Medical Library Association at the highest level; was a fellow at the National Library of Medicine's Medical Informatics Course at Woods Hole; and recently served as President of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association. He received his MLS at UCLA and holds a MA in European History.

The Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center improves and enhances human health through support, innovation, and leadership in the organization, delivery and use of quality information.