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NLM's History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials

Class Details

The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) History of Medicine Division has one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical material related to health and disease. These holdings, in both digital and physical formats, span ten centuries, and come from nearly every part of the globe. We are excited to have Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD, AHIP, Section Head, Rare Books & Early Manuscripts join us for a virtual tour of this NLM resource.

In this session you will learn how the History of Medicine Division approaches acquisition and conservation; discover hidden treasures in the collection and get to know how to access this vast resource. Most importantly, you will see how such collections remain relevant in a world concerned with data science, health care to diverse groups, and reacting to pandemics.

Guest Speaker: Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD, AHIP, Section Head, Rare Books & Early Manuscripts, History of Medicine Division

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Feb 24, 2021
3:00PM - 4:00PM ET
Continuing Education Credits: 
This class is now closed to registrants.

Class Overview

NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. The Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) of the Network of the National Library of Medicine are combining efforts to feature resource experts from NLM for this national webinar series. Each session includes objectives, participation of attendees through questions and opportunities to dialog, and evaluation following the presentation. All sessions are presented as online webcasts using WebEx allowing for live phone conversation and online chat. All sessions are recorded with closed captioning and archived.
(1 MLA CE offered per session)


Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize featured NLM resource.
  • Know how to locate the specific resource featured.
  • Explain to others when to use the featured resource.