Rachel Helbing, interim director of library services for the health sciences at the University of Houston Libraries, has been named a 2018-2019 Rising Star from the Medical Library Association (MLA). The MLA Rising Star program gives members the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge, and personal characteristics to become a leader in the organization. Each Rising Star is paired with a mentor in a curriculum that includes monthly classes, opportunities to learn about the organization’s structure and history, and individualized projects.
Helbing, MLIS, MS, AHIP, completed her Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Science in Health Informatics degrees at Kent State University in Ohio. She has been a librarian for over a decade and has worked in consumer health, hospital, and academic health sciences libraries. Her interests are in health informatics and evidence-based practice.