Ron Gordner—The Detective

In our week of focusing on reference librarians at NLM, today we’re featuring Ron Gordner, who has been a go-to source of information at NLM since 1990. Tomorrow, we’ll focus on a librarian who found her dream job here only after her child became ill. On Friday, we’ll share some of the more unusual requests…

Head shot of Terry Ahmed

Terry Ahmed—Opening the Gates

In our week of focusing on reference librarians at NLM, today we’re featuring Terry Ahmed. Since 2010, Ahmed has been head of Reference and Web Services. When Terry Ahmed was growing up, his father was a security guard at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. “There were days when he would just plop me…

Winners of community outreach award stand together

Win. Win. Win. Win. Win. A Major Award for One Regional Medical Library’s Partners, and No NLM Funds Spent!

Are you ready for a feel-good story? It involves public-private partnerships (win) in a culturally and linguistically diverse population (win), culturally competent programming (win), evidence-based medicine (win), and patient-centered communication (win). Oh, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), headquartered at the University of Pittsburgh, didn’t have to spend…