Amanda J. Wilson
Chief, Office of Engagement and Training, OET
On June 23, 2019, Amanda J. Wilson became the Chief of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Office of Engagement and Training (OET). The office brings together the general engagement, training, and other outreach staff from across the library whose primary focus has been on the Library's presence across the U.S. and internationally. OET is home to International Programs and the Environmental Health Information Partnership for NLM. The office also coordinates the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the field force for the National Library of Medicine. The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by: 1) providing all U.S. health professionals equal access to biomedical information and, 2) improving the public's access to information, enabling them to make informed decisions about their health and healthcare. One of the major accomplishments of Wilson's tenure at NLM is the establishment of a new partnership between NLM and the NIH All of Us Research Program. The purpose of the partnership is improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries.
Wilson arrived at NLM when she was appointed Head, National Network Coordinating Office (NNCO), in January 2017. From Dec 2006-Jan 2017, Wilson served as Director, National Transportation Library (NTL), an all-digital library. At NTL, she focused on building collections, data curation, increasing awareness of NTL collections and services, and coordinating the national network of transportation libraries. Prior to NTL, Wilson served as Assistant Professor and Metadata Librarian at The Ohio State University Libraries. From 2016-2018, she served as Chair of CENDI, the federal scientific and technical information (STI) managers group. Wilson is also an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America Department of Library and Information Science.