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The Magical, Medicinal NLM Herb Garden

  “Fresh herbs—there’s nothing else like them!” So says Montgomery County master gardener* Mary Musselman, one of several dedicated volunteers who tend the National Library of Medicine’s colorful herb garden, across the oval driveway in front of the main Library building. Bracketed by benches, this unique haven on the NIH campus is intended to showcase…

Congratulations to the Recently Tenured Zhiyong Lu, PhD

NLM in Focus is pleased to share this profile of Dr. Zhiyong Lu, PhD, senior investigator at NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information. For more information about Dr. Lu and his team, check out this Quick Q&A. Education: Nanjing University, Nanjing, China (BS in computer science); University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (MS in computer science); University of Colorado School of Medicine,…

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More Rock Star Medical Librarians in the Spotlight

In this our final posting of rock star librarians this month, we’re pleased to feature a band and individual librarians. Do you want to read about more rock star librarians? We’ll post again during National Medical Librarians Month in October. Details below. Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library Liz Lyman, Kaitlyn Humphrey, Noreen Mulcahy, Don Pearson, Stevo…

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Rock Star Medical Librarians: Today’s Headliners

Ever since the Director of the National Library of Medicine Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan wrote in a blog post, “I’m all for the ‘rock star’ librarian idea,” we’ve been onboard. This week, we’re bringing you more profiles of some of the current rock stars in the field. You can also see what you’ve missed in our earlier…

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Rock Star Medical Librarians: This Week’s Opening Act

NLM in Focus posted profiles of rock star medical librarians in April. The response has been the equivalent of a standing ovation with people holding up cellphone lights. So we’re back for an encore of medical librarians. We even have a couple of bands. The idea started after the Director of the National Library of…