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Judy Cohn to Receive Distinguished Service Award for Libraries

September 18, 2018
Judy Cohn

Judy Cohn, assistant vice president for information services and director of Health Sciences Libraries, has been selected to receive the NJEdge/VALE Distinguished Service Award for Libraries.

Judy Cohn, assistant vice president for information services and director of Health Sciences Libraries, has been selected to receive the NJEdge/VALE Distinguished Service Award for Libraries.

The award celebrates Cohn’s outstanding service to Rutgers University in general, the Health Sciences Libraries in particular, and the higher education community at large with the use of technology solutions to improve and expand the impact of the library to promote research, institutional effectiveness, and student success.

Cohn will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony during NJEdge’s annual Member & Partner Appreciation Day at Montclair State University in October.

“It’s a distinct honor and pleasure to be named as the recipient of this award,” she said. “Ensuring that the students and faculty of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences are supported with innovative library services to meet their evolving needs is central to my mission as a librarian and administrator, and I’m very grateful to NJEdge and VALE for their recognition of my work.”

Cohn has been well-recognized and awarded for her contributions to librarianship throughout her career. A distinguished leader, Cohn served as associate vice president for scholarly information and university librarian at UMDNJ from 2002 until its integration with Rutgers in 2013. She served two terms as chair of the VALE Executive Committee from 2003 to 2007 and continues to represent Rutgers on the body. She is the current president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and has served Rutgers University Libraries in her current capacity since 2015.

The Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE), a consortium of 53 New Jersey college and university libraries, LibraryLinkNJ, and the New Jersey State Library, is dedicated to furthering excellence in learning and research through innovative and collaborative approaches to information resources and services. NJEdge is a non-profit consortium that supports New Jersey’s institutions of higher education in their pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning, and research with a focus on active collaboration, adaptive technology, defined solutions, and transformative engagement.