I’m pleased and sorry to report that Christian Minter, our Education Coordinator, started a new position as Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian for McGoogan Library of Medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her last day as an NNLM MidContinental Region coordinator was June 30, 2017. Since she started working as a coordinator, Christian has developed relationships all around Nebraska with Network members, community based organizations, public librarians and health care providers. She coordinated our webinars and managed our professional development awards. She represented the NNLM MCR as an ex officio member of the MCMLA Education Committee. On the national stage she has been a presenter for OCLC’s Web Junction and the National Area Health Education Council. In the past months she also coordinated the national series, NNLM Resource Picks. Christian had been working half-time for both the NNLM MCR and McGoogan Library of Medicine. She decided she didn’t want to be “split” any longer and is now working as a “whole” librarian.
Christian’s .5 fte is being transferred to Creighton University Health Sciences Library/Learning Resources Center. Annette Parde-Maas, who had also been working half time for the NNLM MCR and her library, will now be working full-time for the NNLM MCR as Nebraska/Education Coordinator.
–Claire Hamasu, Associate Director