Director of Nursing & Riverpoint Campus Library Services
Bob Pringle, director of Nursing and Riverpoint Campus Library Services, became a librarian mid-career—after eleven years of Army service—when he earned his MLS from the University of Washington in 1978. In 1980, he joined the WSU library faculty at the Betty M. Anderson Library (WSU College of Nursing).
Pringle promotes nursing librarianship nationally in the Medical Library Association and encourages information-sharing resources at state and regional levels through various groups and task forces. His first love is reference service: meeting with individuals and small groups to answer their information needs. Pringle's research interests include the ways nurses gather and use information and the benchmarking of library services.
As director of Nursing and Riverpoint library services, Pringle coordinates library support for the College of Nursing across the university system, including as a liaison with the regional campuses and other sites where nursing faculty teach. He also insures library support for WSU and EWU programs in Spokane's University District.