Student Engagement

Student Engagement is an NLM and NIH priority area for NNLM. The purpose of NNLM’s strategic focus in this area is to:

  1. champion health sciences librarianship by developing partnerships with Library and Information Science (LIS) and other graduate programs; and
  2. collaborate with undergraduate programs, professional associations, and other organizations to work toward increasing diversity in the LIS pipeline.

NNLM student engagement supports goal three of the 2017-2027 NLM Strategic Plan, “Build a workforce for data-driven research and health.”

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Each of the Regions, Offices, and Centers (ROC) are highly interested in working with Library and Information Students as a way to advance the mission of NNLM. Each ROC offers a unique variety of health information access related activities that are designed to be of interest to a broad range of students. Activities can be designed to accommodate student’s schedules, locations, and personal goals. NNLM is committed to prioritizing support for students, high school age and older, from traditionally marginalized communities and those underrepresented in biomedical research (refer to Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity for a complete explanation). Student and faculty are strongly encourage to connect with their regional point of contact or with an ROC with an activity that might be of interest to become a part of.

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Region 5 serves the states of IL, WY, MT, TX, and FL.

Region 4 john.bramble@utah.edu John Bramble

Current Projects

  • Proximity Mapping Project

  • Membership Renewal Project

  • Consumer Health for Librarian Students Project

  • Connections Projects

    • Community Based Health Organizations

    • Public Health Organizations

    • Library Organizations

  • Citizen Science & SciStarter

  • Telehealth In Libraries Project

  • Bidirectional Communications Projects

  • Data Services Projects & The Carpentries

About the Program

Region 4 is committed to support students wishing to spend their practicum course credit hours on professional level activities resulting in real work experiences they might used to further develop their resume or portfolio.

Region 4’s Student Practicum Health Information Access Experience program is primarily designed to connect Library and Information Science or iSchool graduate students with seasoned librarians or information professionals working in the area of health information access.

All activities can be completed remotely.

We recognized that each student has different needs, interests, and goals and Region 4 will do our best to accommodate these differences so that students have a unique and personalized practicum/field experience they can be proud of.

We have years of experience working with students and their graduate program officials on designing an experience based on one, two, or three credit hours.

We invite students and professors to explore how working with the Region 4 team will support students develop into amazing library and/or information professionals.

The very best way to get started is to meet with John Bramble, Executive Director, Region 4 and National Training Office. Please call or email to get started!

Best Contact Person

John Bramble, MLIS, MSBMI
801 585 9646
john.bramble@utah.edu
Office Hours: M-F 7am-4pm Mountain Time

Link to Program/Services Description

See above for details or contact John

Region 4 serves the states of IL, WY, MT, TX, and FL.

Region 6 bzelip@hshsl.umaryland.edu Brian Zelip

Current Projects

  • Proximity Mapping Project

  • Membership Renewal Project

  • Consumer Health for Librarian Students Project

  • Connections Projects

    • Community Based Health Organizations

    • Public Health Organizations

    • Library Organizations

  • Citizen Science & SciStarter

  • Telehealth In Libraries Project

  • Bidirectional Communications Projects

  • Data Services Projects & The Carpentries

About the Program

Region 4 is committed to support students wishing to spend their practicum course credit hours on professional level activities resulting in real work experiences they might used to further develop their resume or portfolio.

Region 4’s Student Practicum Health Information Access Experience program is primarily designed to connect Library and Information Science or iSchool graduate students with seasoned librarians or information professionals working in the area of health information access.

All activities can be completed remotely.

We recognized that each student has different needs, interests, and goals and Region 4 will do our best to accommodate these differences so that students have a unique and personalized practicum/field experience they can be proud of.

We have years of experience working with students and their graduate program officials on designing an experience based on one, two, or three credit hours.

We invite students and professors to explore how working with the Region 4 team will support students develop into amazing library and/or information professionals.

The very best way to get started is to meet with John Bramble, Executive Director, Region 4 and National Training Office. Please call or email to get started!

Best Contact Person

John Bramble, MLIS, MSBMI
801 585 9646
john.bramble@utah.edu
Office Hours: M-F 7am-4pm Mountain Time

Link to Program/Services Description

See above for details or contact John

Region 6 serves the states of IL, WY, MT, TX, and FL.