Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.
A Message from the Director Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Fact Sheets on NLM programs and services NLM Art, Images and Logos NLM Functional Statement
The NLM Organization
A listing of NLM Centers, Divisions, advisory bodies and other organizational units. Also see: NLM Organization Chart (PDF 60KB)
NLM Advisory Bodies
The National Library of Medicine relies on the advice of outside experts in many fields--medical, scientific, academic, library, and public policy.
News and Events
News announcements, press releases and other items of current interest about NLM.Includes: NLM Professional Meeting Exhibit Schedule
Job Opportunities
Join the staff of the National Library of Medicine. NIH Community and Federal Benefits Training and Education Opportunities at NLM (Fact Sheet).
Visiting NLM
Information on Library hours, facilities, tours and directions. Includes:Hours Directions Public Reading Rooms Accessibility at NLM
History of NLM
Important events in NLM history and legislative chronology. Also see:NLM Appropriations NLM Authorization
Reports and Plans about the Library
Official reports from the Library. Includes:Fiscal Year 2005 Annual Report Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Report Long Range Planning Documents
Contracts and Small Purchases
Information about available Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and instructions.
NLM works with federal agencies, public health institutions and international organizations to provide access to health and scientific information. Includes:National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
Friends of the National Library of Medicine
A coalition of individuals, medical associations and societies, hospitals, health science libraries, corporations and foundations, dedicated to increasing public awareness and use of the NLM, as well as to support its many programs in research, education and public service.


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