Simmons University (Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science)
Log Number: RE-17-19-0032-19
Through a partnership among seven bicoastal academic health sciences libraries (Harvard University, MCPHS University, Tufts University, Boston University, Stanford University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at San Francisco) and one LIS Program (Simmons University), this project creates a post-Master's certificate program in the area of Inter-Professional Informationist (IPI), for the purpose of bridging the gap between traditional and emergent skills in health sciences librarianship and increasing the diversity in the IPI workforce. IPI adopts embedded library services and the informationist approach to enhance biomedical scientific research and practice. Ten librarians in the program will complete seven IPI courses, and project partner institutions will connect them with researchers and clinical leaders who will supervise their capstone experience.