PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Penn Libraries are pleased to announce the appointment of Candice Galindo as the first Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Engineering and Physical Sciences Libraries, Candice will be an integral member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Libraries.
Established by library Overseer Eugene Garfield, the Eugene Garfield Residency in Science Lbrarianship arose from an idea to support a growing information literacy program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Penn.
“The Libraries are very proud of this initiative and so thankful to Gene for making it possible,” said Carton Rogers, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries.
The Residency is intended to provide a new librarian with practical experience and preparation for a permanent position in science librarianship. The Residency is also intended to serve as a diversity initiative, encouraging, but not requiring, applications from members of underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. While similar programs exist at other universities, this one is unique in its focus on science librarianship.
Candice is a recent MLIS graduate from the University of North Texas with a concentration in Health Sciences Informatics. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Systems from Baylor University and has experience working as a Library Aide at the University of Texas-Pan American.