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What are you reading this summer?

We asked some staff here at the National Library of Medicine what was on their summer reading list, and we were thrilled by the diversity of answers. Every list is different. No two readers even had the same author on their lists. Predictably, many of the titles cover science and medicine. One staffer even recommended…

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Social Justice, Health Equity, and All of Us Highlight MLA Annual Meeting

The official tag line for this year’s Medical Library Association conference was “Adapting, Transforming, Leading,” but the real organizing theme appeared to be equity and diversity. From Elaine Martin’s Janet Doe Lecture on “Social Justice and the Medical Librarian” to former US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher’s closing plenary on health disparities to the option…

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NLM Fun at the STEM Festival

It was STEM on a grand scale as NLM took part in activities at the NIH pavilion of the Health & Medicine section at the fifth USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF) this spring. Families filled the NIH pavilion, where they could engage in more than 30 hands-on activities focusing on health, biomedical, and behavioral…

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Inspiring the Next Generation: Fifth Annual Science Day at NIH

Now in its fifth year, “Science Day at NIH” was once again celebrated with pep rallies, speakers, and hands on activities—all celebrating science and health careers. Nearly 500 students from 11 DC-area middle and high schools attended the event on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland, in May where they were presented…