Honoring the Life and Legacy of Nancy Tannery

Headshot of Nancy TanneryA new philanthropic opportunity is available in honor of Nancy Hrinya Tannery, former HSLS Senior Associate Director and University of Pittsburgh Assistant Provost. The Nancy Tannery Memorial Fund allows colleagues, friends, and family to contribute to memorializing her legacy at Falk Library.

Nancy had a long history of service to the University and to the profession of health sciences librarianship. After a 20-year research career, Nancy joined Falk Library as a reference librarian and advanced to multiple HSLS leadership positions. Nancy left HSLS in 2017 to serve as Assistant Provost and retired from the University in 2020 with emerita status. As HSLS Senior Associate Director, Nancy played a key role in implementing the HSLS strategic vision, along with responsibilities in planning, assessment and innovation, and oversight of instructional programs and reference services.

During her time at HSLS, she was also a leader at Pitt, completing a term on the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns, serving on the School of Medicine’s curriculum committee, and participating in the school’s LCME accreditation review. Nancy was honored with the Medical Library Association’s prestigious Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year, and she participated in the National Library of Medicine’s Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC) in a variety of roles, including an appointment as the 2015-2016 LSTRC Chair.

A meeting space in the to-be newly renovated Falk Library of the Health Sciences will be named in Nancy’s honor when the endowed fund reaches $125,000. Celebrating Nancy’s dedication to Pitt and her collaborative spirit, the meeting room is envisioned as a place where colleagues and students can come together to advance innovative ideas and discuss important topics. This space will bear her name and will include a physical plaque recognizing Nancy and her contributions to Pitt.

For those who would like to make a gift in memory of Nancy, please visit the Nancy Tannery Memorial Fund to contribute an online donation. Please visit Pitt Giving for other methods of contributing to the memorial fund.