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National Library of Medicine Functional Statement

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The National Library of Medicine (1) assists the advancement of medical and related sciences through the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information important to the progress of medicine and health; (2) serves as a national information resource for medical education, research, and service activities of Federal and private agencies, organizations, and institutions; (3) serves as a national information resource for the public, patients, and families by providing electronic access to reliable health information issued by the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources; (4) publishes in print and electronically guides to health sciences information in the form of catalogs, bibliographies, indexes, and online databases; (5) provides support for medical library development and for training of biomedical librarians and other health information specialists; (6) conducts and supports research in methods for recording, storing, retrieving, preserving, and communicating health information; (7) creates information resources and access tools for molecular biology, biotechnology, toxicology, environmental health, and health services research; and (8) provides technical consultation services and research assistance.



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Dr. Dina Paltoo Named NLM Assistant Director for Policy Development

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NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has announced the appointment of Dina Paltoo, PhD, MPH, as NLM Assistant Director for Policy Development. In this role, she leads NLM’s policy and legislative activities which promote access to scientific data and information, as well as health information technology. Dr. Paltoo had performed the duties in an interim capacity since April 2018 while on detail from the NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP), Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her official appointment took effect July 9, 2018.



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AAHSL and NLM Announce 2019 Leadership Fellows and Mentors

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The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and the National Library of Medicine (https://www.nlm.nih.gov) are pleased to announce the members of the 2018-2019 class of the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. The jointly sponsored program matches fellows and mentors in a one year leadership development program. Since the program began in 2002, 54 percent of fellow graduates have assumed director positions. 



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NLM Announces Future Plans of 2017-2018 Associate Fellows

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the future plans of its 2017-2018 class of Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training program with an optional second year. This competitive program provides associates with a broad foundation in health sciences information services and prepares librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and health services research. This group of Associate Fellows recently ended the first year of their fellowship. All three will continue for a second year of the Associate Fellowship Program in libraries in Chicago and Philadelphia.



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