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You, Too, Can Be a Rockstar Medical Librarian

Ready to take the stage? NLM will be featuring more rock star medical librarians during National Medical Librarians Month in October. We’re giving top billing to medical librarians at hospitals, universities, and other organizations. You can be a solo act or, if you’d prefer to profile your team, you can be a band. Check out previous…

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Focus of the Week: NLM Indexers

Some say they’re the ultimate slicers and dicers because they cut through so much copy so you can find what you need. Others believe indexers are the ultimate timesavers, because they cull through millions of bits of information so you don’t have to. Some people call them unsung heroes because their behind-the-scenes work makes possible…

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New Deputy Director Jerry Sheehan’s Journey to NLM

How did a guy with an electrical engineering degree from MIT wind up at the National Library of Medicine? ♢ The question has two answers ♢ The short answer, said NLM’s new deputy director Jerry Sheehan, is that “NLM is the place to be if you’re interested in information technology and information dissemination, and want to put…

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An Evolving Job: Focus on Anne Altemus

When Anne Altemus was a teenager, a medical illustrator came to her high school and talked about her career. Altemus missed the presentation, but her friends were there. They had advice for her: This is really cool. You should do this. Altemus agreed. Even though she had no idea what it would be like be…