Pictures from Congressional staff visits are on our Facebook page. There’s an easy link from http://nnlm.gov/mcr/ under News and Events.
Staff members from our local congressional offices came to visit recently. We have one more scheduled for next week. Jean Shipman, Director, Claire Hamasu, Associate Director of the NN/LM MCR, and Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director of the National Library of Medicine Training Center, shared the importance of our programs and the importance of the National Library of Medicine. This proved to be an awareness building activity since none of the visitors were aware of our programs or of the National Library of Medicine! Our visitors were very appreciative of the time we spent with them and of the work that we do. Consider inviting your legislators or other local government officials to your library and raising their awareness. It’s an uplifting exercise to prepare a presentation about all the great work we do. /ch