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Virtual Drop-In Sessions: Research Training Institute

Applying to the RTI may seem like a daunting task, but the RTI team is here to help! Drop-in to any one of the three sessions and have all of your application questions answered. Every session Susan Lessick (RTI Project Director) and Jodi Philbrick (RTI Faculty) will be available to provide:

  • Step-by-step application assistance
  • Clarification of application eligibility requirements
  • Research topic suggestions
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Upcoming Deadlines

These are virtual events for you to engage RTI team members on a specific application topic. These sessions are very informal and individuals do not have to stay for the entire session. Drop-in anytime during the hour and ask a question about the application process or just to say hello to our RTI team. Drop-in sessions are offered via Zoom for your convenience.

Dates of the sessions include:

  • Mon, Nov 29, 11:00 am-12:00 pm (CT)
  • Fri, Dec 10, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm (CT)
  • Wed, Dec 15, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm (CT)

Sign up now for any or all of the RTI drop-in sessions!

Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA, serves as project director for the MLA Research Training Institute and the IMLS grant project that partially funds the RTI program. She is a Distinguished Librarian Emerita at the University of California, Irvine and was Head of the Grunigen Medical Library for many years. Lessick has served on various MLA research-related committees, including the chair of the Research Imperative Task Force and the Research Caucus. Lessick led a unique multi-year research team that surveyed the research activities and attitudes of health sciences librarians. Lessick's research interests are in the areas of health information research, research education, emerging technologies, and copyright.

Jodi L. Philbrick, PhD, AHIP, serves as co-faculty lead for the MLA Research Training Institute. She is a principal lecturer at the Department of Information Science, College of Information, University of North Texas (UNT)–Denton and teaches graduate-level courses in library and information sciences and health informatics. Philbrick’s research interests include mobile technology, virtual reference services, and professional competencies in health sciences libraries, and she has conducted research, presented, and published in these areas.

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