man dressed as a vampire

Need to ward off vampires?

The master gardener of the NLM herb garden has a trick: Grow garlic. It must work. There haven’t been any vampires in the garden in decades. Montgomery County master gardener Mary Musselman, one of several dedicated volunteers who tend the National Library of Medicine’s colorful herb garden, says this is a great time of year…

close up of the top of a drum on which rest two drumsticks

Library Fellows Reunion Tour Closes Out the Show

On our final day of celebrating National Medical Librarians Month, we’re thrilled to introduce you to five rock star medical librarians at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Their “reunion tour” brings together five current and former Lamar Soutter Library Fellows, all of whom currently work at the Lamar Soutter Library, which serves as the…

Sign taped to stage door reads, "Band and crew only."

Back Stage with More Librarian Rock Stars

As we continue celebrating National Medical Librarians Month, we’re thrilled to introduce you to even more rock star medical librarians. One librarian hit the road, sharing her expertise in South Africa; another manages two medical libraries; and a third librarian describes her work as stimulating, collaborative, and research-oriented. We’re also featuring two bands–one with members all…

imaginary rendering of a rock concert on the front steps of NLM

The Hits Just Keep on Coming

In honor of National Medical Librarians Month we’re sharing brief profiles of rock star medical librarians. In this month’s third installment, we bring you a librarian by day who rocks out at night, a long-time teacher and trainer, a curator of historical treasures, five purveyors of Southern rock (and protectors of copyright), and two local performers…