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The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) Contract Awarded to the University of Utah

On April 29, 2011, the National Library of Medicine announced the award of the NN/LM National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) contract for 2011-2016 to the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Jean Shipman, Director of the Eccles Health Sciences Library, will be the Director of the NTC. Claire Hamasu will be the Associate Director for the MidContinental Region (MCR) and the NTC. Sharon Dennis will serve as the NTC Assistant Director.

The NTC is the new name for The National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC), previously administered under a contract held by the New York Academy of Medicine for over 20 years.

We are delighted to announce that Sharon Brown, formerly the Associate Director for the National Training Center and Clearinghouse will continue as Trainer / Curriculum and Content Specialist for the NTC. She will be based in New York City and work remotely with the team in Utah.

The staff of the NTC will be offering e-learning and in-person classes related to NLM products and services. Our goals are:

  • To support the effective use of NLM information products and services by health sciences librarians, public librarians, health professionals, and the public health workforce; and
  • To provide leadership to the NN/LM regions related to e-learning delivery methods and instructional best practices for adult learners.

We look forward to working with the NN/LM regions and members. We welcome and appreciate your suggestions and questions; please contact Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director, at or (801) 587-3518.