A highly creative individual, Judy C. Stribling has had a career that has spanned writing, editing, researching biomedical databases, teaching medical students, going on rounds with clinicians in hospitals and managing teams. She began her career in 1992 as the co-owner and vice president of Cadence Group Associates before joining Pfizer as assistant to the vice president of cardiac marketing from 1999 to 2006. Subsequently spending a year as a project archivist, writer and consultant at Lenox Hill Hospital from 2006 to 2007, Ms. Stribling then joined Weill Cornell Medicine, where she served as a medical librarian and special assistant to the library director from 2007 to 2009 and as a clinical medical librarian from 2009 to 2010.
Ms. Stribling briefly spent time as the library director for the Swedish Institute in 2010 before serving as the information and education services librarian at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from 2011 to 2013. In 2013, she returned to Weill Cornell Medicine as an assistant librarian and manager of the Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center. She went on to take on additional responsibilities as the assistant director of clinical services in 2015 and was promoted to the role of associate librarian in 2019. Ms. Stribling concluded her tenure at Weill Cornell Medicine in 2021.
Since 2021, Ms. Stribling has excelled as a freelance scientific writer, editor and researcher, providing authors with scientific and medical writing, editing and research services. She most recently co-authored the book chapter “Adapting Instructor and Outreach at a Large Academy Health Sciences Library and Archive” in Virtual Services in the Health Sciences Library: A Handbook, which was published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in 2022. Also with Rowman & Littlefield, she was an editor for The Clinical Medical Librarian’s Handbook in 2020. Furthermore, Ms. Stribling has had 13 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and is currently writing a chapter for another book due out soon.
With a strong educational background, Ms. Stribling holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in history from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Library Science from the Pratt Institute. She is also an American hospital information professional and a consumer health information specialist, having been certified by the Medical Library Association. Taking great pride in her research and her work educating consumers and patients, she considers the highlight of her career to be being named Consumer Health Librarian of the Year by the Medical Library Association. Previous honors to her name include the Health Information Outreach Award and several grants from the Network of the National Library of Medicine.