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…

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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…

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Focus on Ivor D’Souza, 2017 FedHealthIT 100 Leader

Initially Ivor D’Souza ignored the congratulatory emails. He was on vacation. When he glanced at his phone, he assumed he was being copied on emails. He would add his good wishes to whoever was being congratulated when he returned to the office. Then Dr. Francis Collins’ name appeared on the screen. This email he opened.…

Collage of headshots of the members of the Text Mining Group at NCBI

Quick Q&A with Text Mining Research Group

We ask. They tell. From what motivates them to who inspires them to what the heck they’d be doing if they weren’t here, this team of 12 scientists shares a bit about themselves in today’s “Quick Q&A” feature. Led by Dr. Zhiyong Lu at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), this team does text-mining…

Rebecca rests her arm on a cart of journals in her office

Focus on NLM’s Journal Publisher Liaison Rebecca Stanger

“I love NLM!” said an unabashed Rebecca Stanger. The NLM journal publisher liaison, who began her career as a MEDLINE indexer in 1991, said she was hired because she has a science background and speaks several languages. “If you have a basic understanding of science and how to read it, you can learn to master…