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NLM MEDLARS Management Section Unit Heads Announcement

NLM is pleased to announce that Steve Emrick has been selected as the Terminology QA & User Services Unit Head, and Sara Tybaert as the Bibliographic Data Management Unit Head in the MEDLARS Management Section.

Steve Emrick joined the National Library of Medicine in 2007 as part of the MMS UMLS team where he performed UMLS data QA, developed Web documentation, and launched the UMLS Webcast series.  Before that, he worked in Juneau, Alaska at the Juneau Empire newspaper where he managed content on the Juneau Empire’s Website.   Steve also served as a Noncommissioned Officer in the United States Army as a Signals Intelligence Analyst in the Republic of Korea, in both the 2nd Infantry Division and 501st Military Intelligence Brigade.

Steve will transition to this position effective November 20, 2011.  As the Unit Head, Steve will be responsible for the management and supervision of his Unit and will assume the role of MMS UMLS Coordinator which oversees the production and quality assurance cycle of bi-annual UMLS releases.

Sara Tybaert has an established history of excellence in LO.  Sara came to the NLM with a diverse skill set that formed the foundation for her success working with multifaceted data and systems.  As a contractor with Library Systems and Services, she participated in the reclassification from the Dewey Decimal System to the NLM Classification of two libraries.  At OCLC she coordinated the activities of LS/2000, an integrated library system.  While employed with Centel Federal Services Corp, she provided technical support for DATALIB, an integrated library system, and JOURNALINK, a comprehensive union list service.

Sara’s start date is December 4, 2011.  Sara will continue her responsibilities related to maintaining NLM’s premier MEDLINE data including:  the coordination of Year End Processing; data quality control and testing; Serials Extract File collaboration; systems design, maintenance and testing; and, complex customer support duties while assuming her new supervisory role.

Dianne Babski, Head
MEDLARS Management Section
National Library of Medicine

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