Bickett Named Academic Librarian of the YearSeptember 7, 2017
GA-PCOM students, faculty and staff members know we have a gem on our hands in Skye
Bickett, DHSc, MLIS, AHIP, assistant director of library services for the Georgia
campus. Now the southern region knows it too.
Recently, Dr. Bickett was recognized as the Academic Librarian of the Year by the
southern chapter of the Medical Library Association. "I am deeply honored to receive
this award and to be held in such high esteem by my peers,” she said.” I'm grateful
to those who nominated me and to my colleagues at PCOM who have supported me in my
professional endeavors, by collaborating on projects or offering encouragement."
Rebekah Thomas, PharmD, PA-C, BCPS, BC-ADM, Georgia assistant physician assistant program director who nominated Dr. Bickett
for the award said, “Skye is a highly effective librarian who is enthusiastic about
helping educators integrate new teaching methods into courses and identifying learning
resources that address the needs of the students and program … Students consistently
praise her enthusiasm and willingness to provide assistance and guidance.”
The southern chapter of the Medical Library Association is a professional organization
made up of health sciences librarians from the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the US
The organizations' goals include promoting healthcare excellence through timely access
to information, raising interest in health sciences libraries and information management,
and providing continuing education opportunities to health sciences librarians. In
addition, the Medical Library Association works to promote and foster cooperation
among medical and allied health sciences librarians.
Dr. Bickett recently earned a doctor of health science degree from Nova Southeastern
University, and also completed tenure as chair of the Library and Information Science
Section of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
In addition to overseeing library services in Georgia, Dr. Bickett is the liaison
to the School of Pharmacy and provides support to faculty and staff by assisting with research activities,
offering education on the use of library resources, creating online material to supplement
course work, and serving on the School of Pharmacy curriculum committee.
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Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
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