2023 Annual Report

About HSLS

The new west wing section of Falk Library opens. HSLS welcomes new faculty and staff to our team. 


Attendance at HSLS classes increases. New classes are developed by HSLS instructors. One class attendee says: “Every time I attend one of your lectures I learn something.


HSLS provides research support through advanced literature searches, systematic review assistance, bioinformatics software and consultations, data services, and scholarly communication services.


HSLS adds 500 new e-resources, including over 300 e-books, were added to the collection. An upgrade to the SAGE Premier journals package adds 60 new health sciences-related journals. 

History of Medicine

The Rare Book Room continues to receive visitors, in spite of construction disruptions. The newly donated Osial Collection makes gout and rheumatism the largest subject area in HSLS’s History of Medicine Collection.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

HSLS works to provide all students equal access to crucial external study resources, promoting equity in education. A new HSLS book club delves into articles about accessibility in higher education, expanding perspectives on inclusivity across multiple HSLS departments.

Collaboration and Professional Service

HSLS faculty and staff hold a wide variety of service positions and memberships, both within and outside the University.

Grant Funding

HSLS oversees a multi-million dollar NIH award to support the NNLM All of Us Program Center (NAPC), HSLS librarians are co-investigators on NIH grants within the health sciences; and HSLS leads funded Pitt projects.

Scholarship and Honors

HSLS faculty and staff author publications, give presentations, and receive awards.