SLIS Health Librarianship Training Offers Theoretical Framework and Practical Experience

The University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is expanding its medical and health librarianship training opportunities. Health Information and Communications is a new course being offered in the spring semester of 2020. Those enrolled will learn the fundamentals of medical librarianship and how to engage with consumers and practitioners in need of health information. Students can also develop professional skills through the Health Informatics course that presents information on technological tools that support health care administration, management, and decision making.

Students interested in exploring a career in medical and health librarianship will now have the opportunity to apply for an alternative spring break project at locations including the National Library of Medicine, the Duke University Medical Center Library, and the Mayo Clinic Libraries. If chosen, students will be given a stipend to support their travel and accommodations to work on site for the week of spring break.

Prospective and current students interested in medical and health librarianship may email Professor Margaret Zimmerman.