Press Release

Wood receives Standley Award as an Academic Librarian of the Year at FSU

Martin Wood director Charlotte Edwards Maguire Medical Library

Martin Wood, director of the College of Medicine’s Charlotte Edwards Maguire Medical Library, was selected as a 2022 recipient of the Fred L. Standley Award for Academic Librarian of the Year at Florida State University.

“This award is in recognition of your innovation, mentorship of students and faculty, your advocacy in the health sciences library community and your service to FSU and on a state and national level,” wrote Dean of University Libraries Gale S. Etschmaier in her congratulatory email to Wood. “Your vision and work contributions will have a lasting positive effect on medical education and health sciences librarianship.”  

Wood joined the Maguire Medical Library staff in 2009 and was promoted to director in 2014. A widely recognized leader of digital medical libraries, he is a staunch advocate for information at the point of need. 

The award is named for the late Fred Standley, Ph.D., a longtime English Department faculty member and an exemplary supporter of and advocate for academic libraries at FSU. Criteria for the award include planning and implementing library programs and services of exemplary quality; superior service to students and faculty on and off campus; service to local, state, national and international library organizations; research and publications; and mentoring of students, faculty and colleagues in libraries. This award also recognizes the innovation, teaching and advocacy work by Wood, as well as his contributions to the health sciences library community at FSU, across the state of Florida, nationally and abroad.

“That it requires nominations from our colleagues and peers in academia and is determined by fellow librarians … is a tremendous compliment to those who receive this award,” Wood said. “Having any member of our medical library receive such an honor is a testament to the impact that our team makes on a daily basis to the College of Medicine’s curriculum, research and mission.

“I am extremely grateful to be recognized with this award that would not be possible without our medical library team.”

As director, Wood has oversight of scholarly communications, electronic resources, collection development, library systems, public services, outreach, research and medical informatics education as they relate to the library.