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.
Director, NN/LM NER