Blume Joins Baylor Libraries as Health Sciences Librarian

January 21, 2022

The Baylor Libraries have hired Rachel Blume to serve as their Health Sciences Librarian. Blume completed her MLIS at the University of Washington and previously worked with Oregon Health and Sciences University, the University of Utah, and most recently at Texas A&M, where she served as Public Health Librarian.

In her role, she will support student and faculty research in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor and continue to develop the Libraries' resources in the areas of public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy and other related disciplines. Blume is an expert in applying systematic review methodologies in research, which will benefit students and faculty.

"We are excited that Rachel is joining the Baylor Libraries", said Dean of Libraries Jeffry Archer. "She brings proven experience and expertise in her field and I am eager to support her as she collaborates among her library colleagues and with Baylor students and faculty."

Blume is originally from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington and is excited about the opportunities that await her at Baylor and in the Waco area.

"I am most excited about the sense of community and support that people at Baylor and in the Libraries have for each other," said Blume. "Along with that, I look forward to working in a Christian environment which isn't something that I've experienced before."

Blume will begin her tenure with the Libraries on March 1.