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Personnel Changes in NLM’s MEDLARS Management Section

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that Steve Emrick has been selected as the Terminology Quality Assurance (QA) & User Services Unit Head, and Sara Tybaert as the Bibliographic Data Management Unit Head, both in the MEDLARS Management Section (MMS). 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 web site. 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 his new position effective November 20, 2011. As the Unit Head, he 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 NLM’s Library Operations. She 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 Corporation, 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. She will continue her responsibilities related to maintaining NLM’s 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.

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