Lenny Rhine

Lenny Rhine

Coordinator, E-Library Training Initiative
Librarians Without Borders®/Medical Library Association
United States

Lenny Rhine, PhD, is the coordinator of the E-Library Training Initiative. This Librarians without Borders®/Medical Library Association project has been funded by the Elsevier Foundation since 2007.


The project’s principal activities include conducting workshops and developing and updating training material for HINARI. HINARI is a collaborative project of the World Health Organization and partner publishers  to provide access to 15,000 health journals, 47,000 ebooks and 100 other resources for institutions in low-income countries.


Since 2007, Lenny has conducted 65 HINARI and Research4Life workshops in 35 countries and developed more than 20 training modules. He also updates the training material for the Research4Life partner programs in agriculture research (AGORA), environmental research (OARE) and innovation and development (ARDI).


From 2002 to 2014, Lenny also was the compiler of the Essential Health Links gateway, which contains over 800 annotated links for health professionals in low-income countries.  A University of Florida emeritus librarian, he has worked with libraries and health information professionals in low-income countries since 1990, concentrating on the delivery of electronic information.