Heroes & Helpers Winner - Elaine R. Hicks

"Heroes & Helpers" recognizes a person or team, among Tulane’s students, faculty, staff and alumni, engaged in extraordinary efforts on behalf of others in the battle against the major health crisis of our time. On March 16, 2021, Elaine R. Hicks, Research, Education and Public Health Librarian at Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, was selected as one of Tulane University's "Heroes & Helpers."

Elaine R. Hicks, a research, education and public health librarian at Tulane, was named one of only three Librarians of the Year by Library Journal, one of the oldest and most respected publications covering the library field. Hicks was honored for her work pulling together an ad hoc organization that she named the Librarian Reserve Corps (LRC), in response to the World Health Organization’s need for timely, accurate and searchable reference material about COVID-19. Since March 2020, LRC has vetted, indexed and helped disseminate tens of thousands of health resources about the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus with more than 100 librarians from the United States and worldwide.

Elaine R. Hicks sitting in her office at Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences at Tulane University