Dr. Andrea Norris to Retire, Leaving Legacy of Successful Innovation

In honor of Dr. Andrea Norris retirement from NIH

NIH’s Andrea Norris is an outstanding example of a visionary and leader in health information technology. She possesses deep technical knowledge, experience, creativity, and thoughtfulness. I had the good fortune to work closely with Andrea and considered her to be one of my closest colleagues here at NIH. In celebration of her more than 30 … Continue reading Dr. Andrea Norris to Retire, Leaving Legacy of Successful Innovation

How Looking Back Leads Us Forward: A Musings Year in Review

When NLM wrapped up 2021 last December, we took a moment and considered what our future might bring. What would a hybrid work environment look like? How would we UNITE to show our commitment to health equity? Where are we in regard to our building renovations? And how would we continue to innovate NLM products … Continue reading How Looking Back Leads Us Forward: A Musings Year in Review

Giving Thanks Where Thanks is Due

One of the great joys of being the Director of the National Library of Medicine is the many opportunities for me to express gratitude. In the past, I have given thanks to NLM staff who are veterans (2021), for progress during my tenure (2020), and to our amazing NLM staff members (2019). This year, I … Continue reading Giving Thanks Where Thanks is Due

From Our Community to Yours, Happy Healthful Halloween!

Guest post by Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). I have always associated Halloween with community and health. My family and I appreciate the holiday for the way it brings together our neighborhood of individuals and families with diverse backgrounds, creativity, and … Continue reading From Our Community to Yours, Happy Healthful Halloween!

Celebrating Independence Day: Fortitude in Philadelphia, 1776

Guest post by Susan L. Speaker, PhD, Elizabeth A. Mullen, and Erika Mills, History of Medicine Division, Library Operations, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Stories of the momentous political events of the American revolution can often leave out the broader context in which they happened, and the concurrent day-to-day challenges Americans faced, … Continue reading Celebrating Independence Day: Fortitude in Philadelphia, 1776

A New Frontier: The Impact of a 1959 Board Meeting

Guest blog by Ken Koyle, MA, Deputy Chief of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) at the NIH National Library of Medicine. This post celebrates the important work performed by our archival professionals and the archival collections held by the library, from which the source material was drawn, as NLM celebrates International Archives Week #IAW2022. … Continue reading A New Frontier: The Impact of a 1959 Board Meeting

Please Join Us in Honoring Milton Corn, MD

This blog post is based on remarks given at the May 17 Milton Corn Memorial Concert. Yesterday, I was honored to join in a beautiful celebration for the life of Dr. Milton Corn, an amazing man who I regarded as my adviser, colleague, and—most importantly—my friend. I would like to thank his wife Gilan and … Continue reading Please Join Us in Honoring Milton Corn, MD

Nursing in the Headlines

Every year, we celebrate National Nurses Week between May 6, which is National Nurses Day, and May 12, which happens to be Florence Nightingale’s birthday. If you haven’t picked up a specialty journal or public newspaper in the past few months, you may not know that nursing has made it to the headlines: Third of … Continue reading Nursing in the Headlines

MLA ’22: NLM as an Engine for Innovation and Discovery

Guest post by Amanda J. Wilson, Chief of the NLM Office of Engagement and Training (OET), and Dianne Babski, Associate Director for Library Operations. NLM is excited to participate in the annual Medical Library Association (MLA) conference MLA '22: Reconnect, Renew, Reflect, held virtually from April 27 to May 2 and on-site in New Orleans … Continue reading MLA ’22: NLM as an Engine for Innovation and Discovery

At the Intersection of National Library and Public Health Weeks: Celebrating NLM’s Many Roles

Guest post by Robert Pines, MS, Writer/Editor, and Sarah Ashley Jolly, MPH, Writer/Editor and Graphic Designer (Contractor), NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) Office of Communications and Public Liaison. This week marks both National Library Week (April 3-9) and National Public Health Week (April 4-10) and we are pleased to recognize this intersection of NLM’s … Continue reading At the Intersection of National Library and Public Health Weeks: Celebrating NLM’s Many Roles