Biomedical Library Welcomes New Librarian!

I’m Meredith Bloom, one of the new Health and Life Sciences Librarians in the Research, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. I graduated with a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from UCLA’s Department of Information Studies in spring 2011. During my graduate studies, I worked on a consumer health project at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NN/LM PSR), interned at a hospital library in Burbank, and interned at USC Norris Medical Library. In May, I will complete a Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Sciences Librarianship through the University of Pittsburgh. My interests include consumer health information services, supporting evidence-based practice, and finding new ways to foster effective teaching and learning in the library.

Prior to coming to UCLA I worked as a Pilates instructor and I studied human anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. In my spare time I like to take jazz and hip hop dance classes and walk my dog, Jenny. I am currently 8 months pregnant! Although you won’t see me in the library during spring quarter, I look forward to helping with your reference and instruction needs later this year.

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