Jan Rice, MLS, AHIP
Director of Library Services
Hello, I'm Jan Rice, Director of Library Services. I received my Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981 and am a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. My primary role is to make sure you have access to the information resources and services you need in the places you need them. This involves everything from planning and allocating the budget, maintaining online access to all our journals, eBooks and databases and filling department request for materials. I am a member of the Medical Library Association and other professional organizations that keep me up to date on the latest trends and changes in the field. I’ve been fortunate to practice my profession in a number of academic institutions and medical centers, and working in the Bryan Health Library allows me to merge these worlds – working with students and faculty while, at the same time, being involved in the clinical world through literature searches and reference questions.
Jessikah Gilmore, MLIS
Access Services Librarian
I’m Jessikah Gilmore, Access Services Librarian here at the Bryan Library since 2012. I earned a Masters in Library & Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Arizona in 2014. I am the person who “digs” for the scholarly journal articles you are searching for but can’t access on your own through our online databases. I work with a national network of libraries to obtain these articles and make them available to you. I love being able to help others locate exactly what they need for their research! I’m also in charge of marketing the valuable services, resources and fun events the Library has to offer.
Andrea Dinkelman, PharmD, MS
Lead Reference and Instruction Librarian
Hi, I’m Andrea Dinkelman, Lead Reference and Instruction Librarian. I am responsible for developing and providing instruction about library resources and services to students at the Bryan College of Health Sciences. I also consult with students, faculty, and Bryan Health staff on how to find the information they need to complete school and work projects. I have been an academic librarian since 2003, and I have worked at two large universities. Prior to becoming a librarian, I worked as a community pharmacist in Lincoln. Teaching has always been the most favorite part of my job!