Spectrum Scholarships Awarded

Shalu Gillum of the University of South Florida and Mark Miller of University of Maryland are the recipients of the American Library Association (ALA) 2009 Spectrum Scholarships awarded by the National Library of Medicine and the Medical Library Association (MLA). Established in 1997, the Spectrum awards provide scholarships to students from under-represented groups with an…

Harry Potter Exhibit Debuts Online

The popular exhibit Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine is now online. The exhibit explores the link between Harry Potter and the history of science using materials from the National Library of Medicine. Designed to travel, the exhibit was curated by Elizabeth J. Bland at NLM’s History of Medicine Division, with consultant Mark…

PEHRs Conference Will Examine Cutting Costs and Improving Health

A May 20-21conference, “Personal Electronic Health Records From Biomedical Research to People’s Health,” will convene many of the nation’s top experts from industry, science and government to explore how Personal Electronic Health Records (PEHRs) can be adopted most quickly and efficiently to improve the nation’s health and cut costs.  Sponsored by the Friends of the…

Leadership Fellows Program Announces Selections

For the sixth consecutive year, the NLM and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) co-sponsored the Leadership Fellows Program, which prepares emerging leaders to assume the directorships of academic health center libraries. The 2008-2009 Fellows and Mentors are: Laura K. Cousineau, assistant director for program development and resource integration, library associate professor, Department…

NLM Hosts Association of Research Libraries Fellows

The National Library of Medicine is serving as one of nine host institutions for the 2009 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Enhancement Program. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and ARL member libraries, the program offers career-enhancing fellowships to MLS graduate students from underrepresented groups. Fellowships include a six- to twelve-week internship…