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Hello from Region 5 staff: Meet Emily Hamstra

Posted by on August 16th, 2021 Posted in: Blog, News from NNLM Region 5

Hello, I’m Emily Hamstra, Outreach & Access Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 5. In this role, I provide training on resources provided by the National Library of Medicine, support DOCLINE users, manage the members directory and all things membership-related for Region 5 (join NNLM today!), and do outreach to hospital, health sciences, and academic librarians, public health workers, and more. And so it’s on the record—PubMed is my favorite database.

Photo of Emily Hamstra sitting on a bench with a and a black and white dog

I began my career at the University of Michigan Library, where I was an instruction librarian at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library and later as the Kinesiology Librarian. After moving to Seattle in 2016, I worked at the Seattle Public Library and then in technical support at ProQuest. I joined the NNLM in 2019 as an Outreach Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Region. I’m active in the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) and currently serve on RUSA’s Budget and Finance Committee.

Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with my husband and our dog, Sodapop (yes, our dog is named after Sodapop Curtis from S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders), reading, community gardening, and am learning how to weave. I’m a bread baker and bake regularly for Community Loaves, program for home bakers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho to provide bread for local food pantries.

My email address is ehamstra@uw.edu. I look forward to working with you all!

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Emily Hamstra is the Outreach & Access Coordinator for NNLM Region 5.

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