Former MLA Executive Director Carla J. Funk (1992-2015) has demonstrated her life-long commitment to sustaining and enhancing the health information librarian talent pipeline through a generous donation to establish the Carla J. Funk Health Sciences Fellowship at Indiana University Bloomington. The Fellowship debuted spring semester 2022 and the inaugural recipient, Heidi Yarger, has created a project focusing on health literacy.
Carla, who is an alumna of the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University Bloomington, hopes “that the fellows will make a lasting contribution to the field through their service, research, and innovations.”
The fellowship is open to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students studying at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering with a focus on health-related fields. The paid, one-semester fellowship fosters collaboration and support between the Bloomington Regional Academic Health Center (RHAC) at the hospital and the schools supporting it. The goal is to facilitate the accurate sharing of information via the lens of an academic library.
Photo courtesy of Carla J. Funk, 2022.