Midnight in the Library

Midnight in the Library

Patti BrennanMay 11, 20224 min read
Right now, I am reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. It’s a fanciful story of a woman in limbo between life and death who finds herself in a magical library, and each book represents one of the lives she could have lived had she made even one tiny different decision. She then finds herself…

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Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, is the director of the NIH National Library of Medicine, a leader in biomedical informatics and computational health data science research and the world’s largest biomedical library. Since joining in 2016, she has positioned NLM as a global scientific research library with visible and accessible pathways to research and information that is universally actionable, meaningful, understandable, and useful. This ensures that scientists, policymakers, clinicians, patients, and the public can access biomedical information when and where they need it.

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Perched over the southeast corner of the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Library of Medicine building is an impressive limestone structure topped with a large gull wing dome (a four-quadrant hyperbolic paraboloid shell made of reinforced concrete, to be precise).

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