Rebecca H. Kindon has been named director of the Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library, effective immediately, Kindon had served as interim director since March 2023.
Kindon joined the Upstate Health Sciences Library in 2005 as an instruction and outreach librarian. She has served in numerous roles with the library, including as coordinator of library instruction, information resources manager, assistant director for customer services and associate director of libraries.
During her tenure at Upstate, Kindon has restructured the information literacy program; coordinated library instruction to learners in the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, and Graduate Studies; taught expert searching skills to residents; participated in assessment and strategic planning activities; and coordinated the library’s current continuity of service agreement with partnering health sciences libraries across the country. She has also served on numerous university and faculty committees, including the Faculty Council.
Kindon is active with many professional associations and executive boards. She currently serves on the executive advisory board of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Region 7, and the executive board of the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association, where she is a previous executive chair and the recipient of the 2018 Katy Nesbitt Service Award.
Kindon holds a master of library and information degree from Syracuse University and undergraduate degrees from Le Moyne College and Cazenovia College. She resides in Fabius, with her spouse John and children Adelina and Abigael.