Betsy Humphreys speaks at the podium

NLM Deputy Director Betsy Humphreys Receives Congressional Tribute

NLM in Focus is pleased to share this tribute from US Senator Chris Van Hollen that was recently published in the Congressional Record. The tribute features a resolution presented to Betsy Humphreys by the NLM Board of Regents in May. Humphreys will be retiring from the National Library of Medicine at the end of June after 44 years of public…

Holly Herro stands in the NLM History of Medicine Division Reading Room

Focus on Holly Herro: She Lives Up to Her Name

You wouldn’t expect Holly Herro to be a fighter. She’s graceful, slender, and soft spoken. Yet Herro is as tough as any heavyweight champion. When it comes to the threats of time, light, humidity, and potential pests damaging important historical documents, she’s one of the fiercest competitors in town. She does whatever it takes—whether it’s…

Garden plots and a bench

The Magical, Medicinal NLM Herb Garden

  “Fresh herbs—there’s nothing else like them!” So says Montgomery County master gardener* Mary Musselman, one of several dedicated volunteers who tend the National Library of Medicine’s colorful herb garden, across the oval driveway in front of the main Library building. Bracketed by benches, this unique haven on the NIH campus is intended to showcase…