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 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 (See Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity). Students and faculty are strongly encouraged to connect with their regional point of contact or with an Office or Center to find an activity that might be of interest.
Student Engagement is an NLM and NIH priority area for NNLM. The purpose of NNLM’s strategic focus in this area is to:
- champion health sciences librarianship by developing partnerships with Library and Information Science (LIS) and other graduate programs; and
- 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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