3rd Lecture in the Lecture Series of the Office of Global Library Initiatives

You are cordially invited to the 3rd lecture in the Lecture Series of the Office of Global Library Initiatives titled “Health information training in low-income countries: Benefits,complications, and observations.” The lecture will be given by Dr. Lenny Rhine at 11:30-12:30 noon, Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in Special Collections Seminar Room (2nd floor Melville Library). The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Office of Global Library Initiatives at Stony Brook University Libraries and the Global Health Institute of Stony Brook University. Please pass along this information to students, faculty and staff who may be interested in this event.

About the speaker:

Lenny Rhine, Ph.D. is the coordinator of the ‘E-Library Training Initiative’. This Librarians Without Borders® /Medical Library Association project has been funded by the Elsevier Foundation since 2007.

The project’s principal activities are conducting workshops and the developing/updating training material for HINARI (www.who.int/hinari/) – a collaborative WHO and Partner Publishers project for access to 15,000 health e-journals, 47,000 e-books and 100 other resources for institutions in low-income countries.

Since 2007, Lenny has conducted 65 HINARI and Research4Life workshops in 35 countries and developed more than 20 training modules.  He also updates the training material for the Research4Life (www.research4life.org/ ) partner programs in agriculture research (AGORA), environmental research (OARE) and innovation and development (ARDI).

From 2002 – 2014, Lenny also was the compiler of the ‘Essential Health Links’ gateway that contains over 800 annotated links for health professionals in low-income countries.  A University of Florida emeritus librarian, he has worked with libraries and health information professionals in low-income countries since 1990 concentrating on the delivery of electronic information.

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