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Amanda J. Wilson appointed Head, National Network Coordinating Office, Library Operations, National Library of Medicine

Posted Jun 20, 2017
Category: National

National Library of Medicine Associate Director for Library Operations Joyce Backus has announced the appointment of Amanda J. Wilson, as Head, National Network Coordinating Office, Library Operations, National Library of Medicine.

"Ms. Wilson’s expertise in public access and her foundational work with the establishment of the National Transportation Knowledge Network make her the right person for the position at this time, as NLM supports the work of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the cooperative, collaborative efforts of the NNLM Steering Committee," said Backus.

Ms. Wilson will lead the office responsible for coordinating NLM's nationwide program designed to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing access to biomedical and health information for both health professionals and the public. Eight Regional Medical Libraries and five National Offices lead a collaboration of members that includes academic health sciences libraries, hospital, pharmaceutical and other special biomedical libraries, public libraries, information centers and community-based organizations. Ms. Wilson will assume her new position January 9, 2017.

Ms. Wilson brings considerable experience in leading a national network of library members, leading change in large organizations, and collaborating across organizations to produce positive results for users. She joins NLM from the U.S. Department of Transportation, where she has been an Assistant Director, Office of Transportation Information Resources, for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and the Director of the National Transportation Library. She has served in these roles since 2006, leading the operations and expansion of the National Transportation Library and establishment of the National Transportation Knowledge Network. Since 2015 she has chaired CENDI, an interagency federal scientific and technical information managers group. Ms. Wilson's professional experience and service include Assistant Professor and Metadata Librarian at The Ohio State University Libraries; Adjunct Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America; CUA Department of Library and Information Science Board; and the ALA Committee on Accreditation External Review Panels. Ms. Wilson has a MS in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA in music and psychology from Emory University.

Since its founding in 1836, the National Library of Medicine https://www.nlm.nih.gov has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice and is a leader in information innovation. NLM is the world's largest medical library, and millions of scientists, health professionals and the public around the world use NLM services every day.

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source: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/wilson_nnco_head_appointment.html

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