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Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Health Sciences and Technology Library: About Us

About FBRI HS&T Library

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Health Sciences and Technology Library is housed in the new Biomedical Research Addition building (Riverside 4) located on the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, Virginia.

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Health Sciences and Technology Library joins the Virginia Tech Carilion School Of Medicine Library in providing high-quality information services, access to collections, and additional resources to support the educational and research needs of programs related to the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Tech Carilion.

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Health Sciences and Technology Library also provides biomedical researchers access to a variety of tools to support the collaborative and creative nature of biomedical research.  The library houses a 3D printing studio, a data visualization studio, and a studio that supports long-term team research.  The space also supports teaching and learning, on-demand guest lectures, workshops and professional development, including topics regarding intellectual property (copyrights, patents, etc. for educational materials, publishing, 3D printing, medical device design, etc.), research processes (project planning and management, research ethics, data visualization, writing/publishing, project documentation archiving, communicating research, etc.), creation of interactive assignments and/or online learning materials and experiential education initiatives.  

Library Hours

Fall 2021 Hours of Operation

 

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Library Faculty and Staff

 

Name Title About

Kiri DeBose

kdebose@vt.edu

Interim Head of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Health Sciences and Technology Library 
  • Is liaison to animal science, veterinary medicine, and population health sciences
  • Can provide assistance in:  systematic reviews and evidence synthesis, research management, open science and research practices, collaboration and team science practices, citation management, and more.

Roberto Silva



Office: (540) 526-2362
robertosilva@vt.edu

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Health Sciences and Technology Library Studio Manager Roberto Silva is the new FBRI Library Studio Manager. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Virginia and a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He has worked at and managed different research and clinical laboratories during his career. He recently worked as the Programmer/Lead Library Technician for the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Library in Japan where he developed and oversaw several programs geared to support the work of several different communities of users.