PSRML Welcomes Fall Quarter 2012 Intern: Sophia Prisco!
By Sophia Prisco
Department of Information Studies student
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Hello, I am Sophia Prisco, the Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library’s fall 2012 intern. I am a second-year student at UCLA, working towards a Masters degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS).
I am interested in the many uses of technology for information literacy in research and patient care settings. My interest in health sciences librarianship came about when I started volunteering at the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital last year. At the VA medical library I was exposed to health science literature, electronic health records, and patient resources in a very active and diverse atmosphere. Last summer I interned at USC Norris Medical Library. My favorite project was promoting clinical apps. I assisted the librarians by making flyers, updating LibGuides, and setting up an information table and doing demonstrations at LAC+USC Medical Center.
The “Promoting clinical apps” project will be great experience for my current internship project at the RML, where I will be working on an NN/LM collaborative initiative to promote the ClinicalTrials.gov resource. I will develop a Moodle class for librarians explaining the importance of ClinicalTrials.gov, how to use the Results Database, and how to promote this valuable resource. I will also create a trifold brochure specifically geared for health sciences librarians, and write a Latitudes article about the entire internship experience. I am looking forward to the ClinicalTrials.gov project and hope to become an expert on the resource. I am grateful for the opportunity to intern at the RML, and hope to learn a lot from observing and working with the staff!