That’s how Silvia Ciubrei will say “Go Pirates” when she returns to her home town of Chisinau, Moldova.
In addition to a new-found appreciation for purple and gold, she’ll also bring home a wealth of knowledge after touring Laupus Library as part of a visit sponsored by the Medical Library Association (MLA). The MLA’s Irene Cunningham Traveling Fellowship enabled Ciubrei to visit several health science libraries – including Laupus – after attending the MLA’s annual conference in Boston.
While at Laupus, Ciubrei met with librarians from multiple divisions including collections management and medical history, as well as librarians from our digital collection. She also visited the College of Nursing, where she was able to test the equipment in the cutting edge simulation lab.
During her visit, Ciubrei expressed her interest in evidence-based medicine and praised the way Laupus fits into the overall mission of the Division of Health Sciences.
“I’m very interested in Laupus Library because the people here understand the role of the library in the health system,” she said.
Through the years, Laupus has been honored to host visitors through the North Carolina-Moldova Partnership for Peace initiative. Formalized in 1999, it is a bi-lateral association that works together in the areas of civil emergency operations, expansion of markets, cultural, scientific and academic exchanges, and the coordination of humanitarian efforts.
Laupus and other health sciences libraries across the state also have provided thousands of medical books and electronic journals to the former Soviet state in eastern Europe.
Here at Laupus, we are always excited to share our knowledge and discuss best practices with our librarian colleagues, both near and far.