Hi! I am Daina Dickman, Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 5. The Regional Medical Library for Region 5 is based at the University of Washington, but I will be working remotely from Sacramento, CA. I am brand new to my position, and began last week! I am excited to move from being a network member to a new role as a part of the NNLM Region 5 team.
I have worked as a health sciences librarian in Portland, OR for a hospital system and a midwifery college. My most recent position was as a scholarly communication librarian at California State University, Sacramento. Earlier in my career I was a public and school librarian where I had the opportunity to be a Bookmobile librarian in San Francisco, CA and a librarian at an international school in Germany. I have also worked in community clinics focused on HIV prevention, the LGBTQIA+ community, and reproductive health care. I am active in MLA and am serving as the immediate past chair of the Social Justice and Health Disparities caucus.
When not working I like to spend time with friends, printmaking, making crafts, baking, and gardening. I enjoy being in the Sacramento sunshine. My yard has a persimmon tree, pomegranate tree, passionflower vine, grape vines, apple tree, cherry tree, plum tree, grapefruit tree, mandarin tree, lemon tree, peach tree, kumquat tree, and blueberry bushes. I’ve been learning a lot about canning recently!
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to getting to know the NNLM Region 5 community and learning how best to support your work.