NNLM Region 3 ECLI Webinar: Goal Setting (And Success in Achieving Them!)
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate

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NNLM Region 3 and the SCC/MLA Early Career Librarian Initiative (ECLI) are hosting a webinar providing information on setting professional goals and how to achieve them.

Join us and our presenters, Brenda Linares and Lindsay Blake, as they talk about goal setting, networking, seeking professional development, and applying for grants and other

Speaker Bios

Brenda Linares, MLIS, MBA, AHIP (she, ella) is currently the Associate Dean of Library Services at UMKC Libraries at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She was previously the School of Nursing liaison at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Brenda received her bachelor’s in finance from California State University, Northridge. She also has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration from North Carolina State University. She is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).   She loves working and building relationships with students, faculty, researchers, and the community. Brenda currently serves on the MLA Board of Directors. In addition to this role, she serves as the liaison to the JMLA Editorial Board and member of the JMLA Equity Work Group. Brenda has served in a variety of capacities for the Medical Library Association (MLA), including serving as a member of the Continuing Education Committee and the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) Editorial Board. She was a co-founder of MLA’s Latino Special Interest Group (now Latinx Caucus). She was active in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA. She a current member of the Mid-Continental Chapter of MLA also a member of the South-Central Chapter of MLA, where she currently serves as a member of the DEI Task Force. Brenda has also received several NNLM grants to collaborate and work on outreach projects to promote patient and consumer health education resources. She has worked with diverse populations promoting health literacy and consumer health education. In 2022 she was the recipient of the NNLM Emerging Leader Award. Her interests include outreach, consumer health, instruction and technology, health literacy, patient education and evidence-based research, mentoring, DEI, and leadership and management.


Lindsay Blake, MLIS, AHIP is the Clinical Services Coordinator for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She has worked as a librarian for 17 years, starting as an Information Services Librarian and liaison to the College of Nursing and then moving into a clinical librarian position in Augusta, Georgia. She moved to Arkansas in 2016 to establish a clinical librarian program at UAMS. Lindsay has a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Science from the University of Kansas, a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina, and is currently working on an Educational Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Arkansas State University. Lindsay is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) and is actively involved in both regional and national library associations.

This webinar series supports the NNLM aim to develop a highly-trained data science workforce and increase access to biomedical resources and data through strategic partnerships, targeted programming, and student engagement.

This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice. 

By registering for this class, you agree to the NNLM Code of Conduct

  • Setting goals and working toward meeting them
  • Building a professional network to support your goals (finding collaborators)
  • Developing skills to meet your goals (places to seek professional development)
  • Applying for grants and other funding (NNLM grants, meeting travel awards, etc.).

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): April 27, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 0.00
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This class is sponsored by Region 3.

Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Brandon Kennedy
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