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Office of Communications & Public Liaison, OCPL

NLM Buildings

8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda MD 20894

301-496-6308

OCPL STAFF

Kathleen Cravedi

Joseph C. Charuhas

Frances Sandridge

Melanie Modlin

Judy Folkenberg

Shana Potash

Mary Miller

Robert Logan

MISSION

The Library's Office of Communications & Public Liaison, OCPL is a point of contact for a variety of information about NLM programs--in written, electronic, and graphic forms. OCPL staff answer requests for information about the NLM, create brochures and fact sheets, printing procurements, coordinate publicity for NLM events, and arrange tours.

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Kathleen Cravedi
KATHLEEN CRAVEDI
Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison

  • General information about NLM
  • Press and media contacts
  • Tours for visiting groups
  • Freedom of Information Coordinator
  • OCPL management and policy

Bldg. 38, Rm. 2S12
Phone: 301-496-6308
Fax: 301-496-4450
Email: kathleen_cravedi@nlm.nih.gov


Melanie Modlin
MELANIE MODLIN
Deputy Director/NLM Public Liaison Officer 

  • Interview and information requests from the media
  • Information requests from the public
  • Outreach and publicity activities
  • Press releases, reports, speeches and other materials
  • Principal liaison to NIH publications  

Bldg. 38, Rm. 2W-12
Phone: 301-496-7771
Fax: 301-496-4450
E-mail:mm354i@nih.gov


Joe Charuhas
JOSEPH C. CHARUHAS
Public Affairs Specialist

  • Coordinator, Exhibits/Trade Shows
  • Chief, Publications Management
  • Coordinator, Internal Publications Distribution
  • Contact, OCPL Web Documents

Bldg. 38, Rm. B3N-01
Phone: 301-496-2532
Fax: 301-435-8356
Email: joe_charuhas@nlm.nih.gov


Fran Beckwith
FRANCES SANDRIDGE
Writer-Editor

  • Head, NLM fact sheet program
  • Maintains NLM photo and slide collection
  • Writes and designs copy for staff news board
  • Prepares: NLM Publications Catalog
  • NLM Staff Directory
  • NLM Newsline Index
  • NLM Trademark List

Bldg. 38, Rm. 2S08
Phone: 301-496-6308
Fax: 301-496-4450
Email:fran_beckwith@nlm.nih.gov


Judy Folkenberg
JUDY FOLKENBERG
Writer and Special Projects

Bldg. 38A
Phone: 301-435-3278
E-mail:judy_folkenberg@nlm.nih.gov


Shana Potash
Shana Potash
Public Affairs Specialist

  • Editor, NLM's online newsletter NLM in Focus
  • Writer, NIH MedlinePlus magazine, press releases, other materials
  • Director, NLM Tour Program & Visitor Center, organize daily and special tours
  • Media relations

Bldg. 38A, Rm. 129, MSC 3836
Phone: 301-594-7526
Fax: 301-496-7831
Email:potashs@nlm.nih.gov


Mary Miller
MARY MILLER
Secretary

Bldg. 38, Rm. 2S15
Phone: 301-496-6308
Fax: 301-496-4450
Email:mary_miller@ccmail.nlm.nih.gov


Robert Logan
ROBERT LOGAN, Ph.D.
Communications Research Scientist

  • Communications research and evaluation
  • Producer, NLM Director's Podcast

Bldg. 38, Rm. 2S22
Phone: 301-496-1936
Fax: 301-496-4450
Email: robert_logan@nlm.nih.gov