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SIS Social Scientist Co-edits New Book on Providing Health Information to Consumers

Alla Keselman, PhD, a senior social science analyst in NLM’s Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS), has recently co-edited Meeting Health Information Needs Outside of Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges, a book on a topic quite central to NLM’s mission: the many ways in which consumers seek, find, and process health information. The book’s 14 chapters,…

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Portrait Unveiled of Former NLM Director Lindberg

On February 10, the National Library of Medicine was the scene of a special unveiling ceremony for a portrait of former NLM Director Dr. Donald Lindberg and his wife, Mary. Dr. Lindberg retired in 2015 after over 30 years of service as NLM Director. During his tenure, the Lindbergs were a much-admired team, always closely involved with the…

The National Library of Medicine in winter, after an ice storm coated the landscape in white.

NIH Request for Information Yields Important Public Input on Value of NLM Products and Services

How is the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest biomedical library, viewed by its users and stakeholders? Which programs and services do they consider most important? What is NLM’s value to them, personally and professionally? A researcher himself, NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, was interested in establishing several mechanisms to find out. In January…