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On September 11 the National Library of Medicine Board of Regents (BOR) approved the NLM Collection and Preservation Policy. The 2019 policy provides the framework for NLM collection and preservation activities and acknowledges the changing landscape of scholarly communications and growth in electronic publishing. The policy aligns with the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform… Read More »
The Collection Development Manual of the National Library of Medicine, which establishes boundaries for the Library’s permanent collection and provides a framework for the selection of biomedical materials, is changing its name to Collection Development Guidelines of the National Library of Medicine and moving to NLM’s Bookshelf. The name change reflects emphasis on the integrating… Read More »
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The professional association Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS) honored NLM historian Susan L. Speaker, PhD, with its 2019 ALHHS best article award. Dr. Speaker received this prestigious honor for “Historical Overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 1985-2015,” which was published in the April 2018 issue of… Read More »
With a unique collaboration of NNLM, the Medical Library Association, and the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries, registration is now available for all sessions of the just announced webinar series, Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt. The series begins on June 19 with Diversity & Social Justice: A Starting… Read More »
The National Library of Medicine has announced the four new Associate Fellows of the 2019-2020 cohort; Brenna Cox, Sharon Han, Eden Kinzel, and Louise To. The Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year residency fellowship at NLM. The program begins in September of every year, offers a robust educational and leadership experience, ranging from formal lectures… Read More »