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Who Am I? Twelve Notable Women in Medical History

It’s Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’re profiling 12 women who were pioneers in the field of health and medicine—with a twist. We’re writing about them in first person as if they had access to today’s news. How many can you identify? 1. The Founder I was a mother of two daughters. But when it…

MLA Conference attendees ride the escalator past a sign welcoming them to Toronto.

Medical Library Association Meets and Tweets

Meeting in Toronto, more than 1,100 medical librarians, including more than 35 from NLM, gathered in May for the Medical Library Association’s 116th annual meeting and exhibition. The joint meeting with the Canadian Health Libraries Association and the International Clinical Librarian Conference attracted librarians from around the world. Meeting highlights included the John P. McGovern…

The End of an Era: Director Lindberg Retires After 31 Years Leading NLM

National Library of Medicine Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD retired after 31 years heading the world’s largest medical library. He was the library’s longest serving director and one of the longest-serving leaders at the National Institutes of Health, the library’s parent organization. Dr. Lindberg’s last day on the job was March 31, 2015. The day…

NLM Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD

NLM Symposium Reflects on the Past and Peers into the Future

On Wednesday, May 14, leaders in medicine, science, IT and librarianship convened at the Natcher Center on the NIH campus to reflect on the contributions the National Library of Medicine has made over the last 30 years, and help chart its course for the future. They were drawn to “The National Library of Medicine, 1984…