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Every Reference Librarian Has at Least One

Every reference librarian has at least one—the question that makes you scratch your head in bewilderment or even literally laugh out loud. Public libraries are magnets for the odd and unusual questions, but the National Library of Medicine gets them, too. Mixed in with the questions you might expect—the cost of developing new medications, the…

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Reference Librarians—The Face and Voice of the Library

All week, we’ll focus on reference librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Today, we’ll cover what reference librarians do and what makes them unique at NLM. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we’ll introduce you to three reference librarians at NLM. They’re all passionate in their pursuit of making health and medical information more available…

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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…