"Here’s what I remember best: Joe [Pizzorno] actually built a set of beautiful floor-to-ceiling shelves in our little office at Seattle Central Community College and gave me (as I recall) 2 of them for library books, to which he contributed the first books from his own library. Over the two years we were in that office, the collection grew slowly but steadily, augmented by small contributions from other practicing docs in the area and requests from the students and faculty. When we moved to the University Way building and had more space, Joe actively solicited donations from docs who were teaching in both classroom and clinic, and we allotted a much larger budget to the library. After we hired Deborah Caplow as our Librarian, the collection began to grow much more rapidly. Deborah’s devotion to the library and her steadfast advocacy over many years were absolutely critical to its early development and continuing success."
Sheila Quinn, Bastyr University co-founder
June 20, 2019
In circa 1979, Susie Gloriod, a naturopathic doctorate student in JBCNM's first entering class, who also had a master's degree in library and information science, wrote the letter linked below to Sheila Quinn and Joe Pizzorno. It contained advice on how to start the library off on a good footing. The Founders paid close attention judging by consistently high quality library resources and services over the subsequent decades.
Library study area
Computer lab with first generation Macintoshes introduced by Apple in 1984.
Index Medicus print volumes issued regularly by the National Library of Medicine; this index provided the only way to explore MeSH subject headings for searching the MEDLINE database.
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