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Announcing the 2015-2016 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The Future Leadership Committee has announced the Fellows of the 2015-2016 National Library of Medicine (NLM)/Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries, through a combination of in-person and virtual learning experiences, and a formal mentor pairing with an academic health sciences library director.

Information about the program is available at:


Rick L. Fought, MLIS, AHIP 

Health Sciences Library, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN

Mentor: Andrea Twiss-Brooks, MS, MSLS 

The John Crerar Library, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Stephanie Kerns, MLS 

Library, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Mentor: Julia F. Sollenberger, MLS, AHIP, FMLA 

Edward G. Miner Library, Univ. of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Stephen Kiyoi, MLIS, MS HAIL 

Library, UCSF at San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Mentor: Holly Shipp Buchanan, MLn, MBA, EdD, FMLA, AHIP 

Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

J. Dale Prince, MA, MLS, AHIP 

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Mentor:  Anthony Frisby, PhD 

Center for Teaching & Learning & the Scott Memorial Library, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Stephanie J. Schulte, MLIS 

Health Sciences Library, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Mentor: Patricia Thibodeau, MLS, MBA, AHIP, FMLA 

Medical Center Library & Archives, Duke Univ. Medical Center, Durham, NC

Webinar:October 02, 2015 – LinkOut: Linking to Datasets, Databases and More

Friday, September 18th, 2015

On October 2nd, NCBI staff will present a webinar on LinkOut, an NCBI service that allows you to link directly from NCBI databases to a wide range of relevant information beyond the NCBI systems. This webinar will provide an overview of the service and highlight resources that participate in LinkOut, with a special emphasis on resources beyond full text articles, including databases, datasets and research tools.

If you use NCBI databases, produce databases, datasets or resources, or are a librarian supporting research and data science, this webinar is for you.

Date and time: Friday, October 2, 2015 12:00PM EDT

Registration URL:

After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. The webinar and any materials will also be archived on the Webinars and Courses page, where you can also find information about future webinars.

NIH Posts Vacancy Announcement for Position of NLM Director

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, is seeking applications from exceptional candidates who are energetic, innovative, and solution-oriented for the important position of Director, National Library of Medicine (NLM). This is a senior position with responsibilities focused on the direction and management of the world’s largest biomedical library and electronic information and data resources that are used billions of times each year by millions of people and thousands of computer systems worldwide. The NLM will also move towards becoming the epicenter for biomedical data science, not just at NIH, but across the biomedical research enterprise, and will include the activities initiated under the Big Data to Knowledge program. The NLM has a staff of approximately 1600 employees including full-time equivalency positions, training positions, contractors, volunteers, and guest researchers. The current annual budget is $387,134,000.

This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for an exceptional leader to serve as the chief visionary for NLM and lead all aspects of this highly complex organization. The Director, NLM, serves as the principal advisor to the Director, NIH, concerning matters related to biomedical informatics and access to biomedical information. Applicants must possess a Ph.D., M.D., or comparable doctorate degree in a field of health science plus senior-level scientific experience and knowledge of research programs in one or more areas related to biomedical informatics, computational biology, data science and standards, biomedical communications, and health information technology. The individual should be known and respected, both nationally and internationally, within their profession as someone of scientific prominence, with a distinguished record of research accomplishments and leadership credentials.

Applicants must submit a current CV and bibliography electronically to Ms. Regina Reiter, (301) 402-1130. In addition, applicants must also submit a supplemental narrative statement that addresses the qualifications requirements (not to exceed a total of two pages), a vision statement (not to exceed a total of two pages), and provide the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 4-5 references. Applications will be reviewed starting October 20, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

NIH News Release: Request for Information for an NIH-wide Strategic Plan

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

In order to advance the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) mission, an NIH-wide Strategic Plan is in development. The goal of this 5-year plan is to outline a vision for biomedical research that ultimately extends healthy life and reduces illness and disability. NIH senior leadership and staff have developed a proposed framework for the Strategic Plan that identifies areas of opportunity across all biomedicine and unifying principles to guide NIH’s support of the biomedical research enterprise. The aim is to pursue crosscutting areas of research that span NIH’s 27 Institutes, Centers, and Offices.

You can review the framework in NIH’s Request for Information (RFI) ) and on the NIH website, and provide feedback via the RFI submission site. Stakeholder organizations (e.g., patient advocacy groups, professional societies) are encouraged to submit a single response reflective of the views of the organization/membership as a whole. The NIH plans to also host webinars to gather additional input. These webinars will be held in early to mid-August.

Your input is vital to ensuring that the NIH Strategic Plan positions biomedical research on a promising and visionary path. NIH appreciates your time and consideration in assisting with this effort and hope you’ll consider responding to this RFI.

Responses for this RFI are due August 16, 2015.


Webinar: Thursday July 30, 2015 – Using SciENcv to Create Your NIH Biosketch

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

NCBI staff will present a webinar on SciENcv, our platform for maintaining your record of research accomplishment in the form of a CV. In this webinar, we’ll show you how to use SciENcv to maintain your scientific record and generate the new BioSketch.


A recording will be posted on the NCBI YouTube account after the live presentation; subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified. To see upcoming webinars and materials from past presentations, visit the Webinars and Courses page.

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland