The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 4 is thrilled to announce that Jonathan Pringle has been awarded a professional development award to complete his certification program to be a Certified Records Manager (CRM) with the Institute of Certified Records Management (ICRM). The ICRM is an international certifying organization of and for professional records and information managers.
Mr. Pringle is the Scholarly Communications and Digital Librarian at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center. The goals and objectives for pursuing this certification were articulated in his application:
With this additional training and by becoming a CRM, I hope to serve my home institution and others here in our region as we address the need to better manage those records generated by our institution that pertain to the health and well-being of our populations, especially those who are frequently underserved and misrepresented. Related concerns around protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) in these records will also necessarily frame the critical need for this type of expertise.
NNLM offers funding for projects that improve access to health information, increase engagement with research and data, expand professional knowledge, and promote awareness and use of National Library of Medicine resources in local communities. To learn more about NNLM funding, visit nnlm.gov.
The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.