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Javier Crespo, National Public Health Coordination Office Manager

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

I am pleased to announce that we have hired Javier Crespo as the National Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO) Manager effective May 23rd. Some of you may remember Javier from his previous experience in our RML, first as the Consumer Health Librarian and then as Associate Director in the early years of our contracts. Since leaving the LSL, Javier has pursued advanced study in Public Health/Public Policy at UMass Boston. His previous experience with the NN/LM program coupled with his public health background make him ideally suited for this position.

The National Public Health Coordination Office is a new program funded by the National Library of Medicine  and operates independently from the RML. The office will be responsible for implementing the digital library for state public health departments throughout the country. It is an expansion of the former smaller LSL subcontract called PHIA in which we licensed full-text online journal access for public health workers. There will be additional staff hired for the new  office under the new funding mechanism. The NPHCO like the RML is funded for the next five years.

Please join me in welcoming Javier back to the LSL.

Elaine Martin

Director, NN/LM NER

NN/LM NER Job Openings

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

The NN/LM NER invites you to apply to join our team.  We are recruiting for several new positions for the National Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO).  The NPHCO is a continuation of our Public Health Information Access project, which connects state public health departments with health information.  Javier Crespo is returning to the NER as the Manager for the NPHCO.  We have two open positions for the NPHCO:  Technology and Communications Coordinator and Reference and Education Coordinator  The Technology and Communications Coordinator position will serve both the NPHCO and NN/LM NER.

We are also recruiting for the Education and Outreach Coordinator position.  NN/LM NER Education and Outreach Coordinators play an important role to connect librarians, health professionals, and the public with National Library of Medicine resources.  If you would like to learn more about working at the NN/LM NER, please feel free to contact Mary Piorun or Michelle Eberle.


NIH News in Health, May issue

Friday, May 6th, 2016
Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark


 Gender Sex and Gender
How Being Male or Female Can Affect Your Health
Men and women are similar in many ways, but sex and social factors can affect your risk for disease, your response to medications, and how often you seek medical care. Read more about sex, gender, and health.
 Gluten Going Gluten Free?
Necessary for Some, Optional for Others
A gluten-free diet can be a lifestyle choice for many. But for those with a condition known as celiac disease, it’s a medical necessity. Read more about gluten and celiac disease.

Health Capsules:

Researchers Examine the Structure of Zika Virus

Children with Cancer: A Guide for Parents

Featured Website: Education – Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering


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DOCLINE Coordination Office

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Greetings DOCLINE Community,

My name is Ashley Cuffia, and I am the Coordinator for the new NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office.

Starting on May 1st, 2016,  the National Network of Libraries of Medicine user support for DOCLINE will be managed by the NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO). This office is hosted by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus. This new national office will combine all customer service of DOCLINE into one office thereby eliminating the need for each regional office to provide support. In addition to handling the day-to-day customer support of DOCLINE, NDCO will also provide DOCLINE training and LinkOut assistance.

The NN/LM will be eliminating all 1-800 service, so a dedicated telephone number and email address have been created for NDCO, so if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact me at (410)706-4173 or email

The NDCO office will be open 9:00 AM ET through 7:00 PM ET, to allow for expanded coverage.

I am looking forward to this great opportunity to serve the DOCLINE community.

Ashley Cuffia
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

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