Reception June 16: Longtime Head of Health Library Bob Pringle Retires

Bob Pringle in the early 1980s, shortly after arriving at WSU. (Photo courtesy of WSU College of Nursing)

Bob Pringle, nursing and pharmacy librarian and director of WSU’s Spokane Academic Library, retires July 1 after 35 years at WSU. A reception will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, in the Spokane Academic Center 501.

The library serves the WSU colleges of nursing, pharmacy and medicine, as well as Eastern Washington University health and business programs.

“One high point has been working with, and for, an array of amazingly competent nurses,” Pringle said. “They challenged me to meet their needs for information, instruction and help. They gave me the chance to work with highly motivated, caring students who ask really hard questions, both for content and for my ability to help find answers.

“Helping EWU and WSU folks come together to support all our students is another high point,” he said. “I think the library may be the best example on campus of cooperation and collaboration between the universities, and I’m glad I helped it become that.”

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