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62nd Annual Initiation: 2023

Jaclyn Sisskind
Dr. Jaclyn Sisskind is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University and the Medical Director of Upstate Pediatrics.

Thank you to all who joined us on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Syracuse University’s Bird Library and via Zoom to initiate our fourteen newest members of the Pi Lambda Sigma chapter of Beta Phi Mu. Congratulations new initiates!

Our featured speaker, Dr. Jaclyn Sisskind, gave an inspiring presentation that resonated with recent graduates, their special guests, and veteran librarians. Dr. Sisskind highlighted her use of books in building effective connections with others, especially those who may be sick, vulnerable, or distressed. Attendees enjoyed further dialogue with Dr. Sisskind during the luncheon following the program.

Dr. Sisskind has been published in the School Library Journal for her use of children's literature in pediatric practice.  She has been featured on a number of podcasts and blogs speaking out against book banning.

Jaclyn lives in Syracuse with her husband and three sons, and spends her days seeing patients, teaching medical students, and calculating if she has time to stop at the library on her way home.