The Jocelyn A. Rankin Student Excellence
in Library Research Award recognizes a Mercer University School of Medicine
(MUSM) student who demonstrates outstanding proficiency in the use of the
Libraries' collections, services and resources, and exceptional
information-seeking literacy skills. The intent of the Award is to promote
extensive and meaningful use of library resources and services, and to foster
the development of life-long learning in students.
The award honors
Jocelyn A. Rankin, PhD, founder and director of the Medical Library on the
Macon campus and founder of GaIN (Georgia Interactive Network for Medical
Information), the Mercer University-based electronic healthcare nonprofit that
was active from 1983-2015. Dr. Rankin's tireless service to MUSM students and
faculty as well as Georgia's underserved health professionals (1974-2000),
exemplified passion and commitment to information access, problem-based
learning, scholarship and research.