Deborah L. Hollen Graham, MLS

Health Sciences Library

1947-2014

Deborah Graham served UNM's Health Sciences Library, now known as the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC), for 10 years, from 1990 to 2000.

In 1990, she joined the senior ranks of library faculty as head of the Biomedical Information Services Division. She directed reference, information, online and interlibrary loan services, as well as all clinical/hospital and statewide outreach services of the library.

In 1992, Graham became the library's Outreach Services Coordinator, and later that year, she was named Assistant Director, Biomedical Information Services. In 1998, she became the library's Associate Director, Access Services. She left the library in November 2000 and became director of the Belen Public Library in Belen, New Mexico.

Graham had extensive experience in the health sciences information field, including technological applications in electronic information delivery services. Before joining UNM, she was Director of Professional Library Services at Sacred Heart, a 400-bed general hospital in Eugene, Oregon, and worked at the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. She completed her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Arizona and was well known as a speaker. Her special interests included decision-making processes and the role of electronic media in the organization and dissemination of information.

Originally from Dundalk, Maryland, she worked as a professional singer before pursuing her master's degree. She was an avid fan of Star Trek and of its creator, Gene Roddenberry, and many of her favorite quotes came from the series. She was also a fan of Nero Wolfe and hoped someday to write a novel with a heroine who lived down the street and referred to the goings-on in the Wolfe household. She was passionate about movies, animals in need, literacy and, of course, books and libraries.

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