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NIH Posts Vacancy Announcement for Position of NLM Director

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland has posted the vacancy announcement for the position of National Library of Medicine (NLM) Director. Applications will be reviewed starting October 20, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. NIH and NLM will be publicizing the vacancy widely. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

NLM assists in the advancement of medical and related sciences through the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information important to the progress of medicine and the public health. It also serves as a national information resource for medical education, research, and service activities of Federal and private agencies, organizations, and institutions, in addition to patients, families, and general public by providing electronic access to reliable health information issued by NIH and other trusted sources. NLM publishes electronically and in print, guides to health sciences information in the form of catalogs, bibliographies, indexes, and online databases. It provides support for medical library development and training of biomedical librarians and other health information specialists; conducts and supports research in methods for recording, storing, retrieving, preserving, and communicating health information; and creates information resources and access tools for molecular biology, biotechnology, toxicology, environmental health, and health services research. It provides technical consultation services and research assistance. In accordance with the strategic vision articulated in a recent report from the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, the NLM will also move towards becoming the epicenter for biomedical data science, not just at NIH, but across the biomedical research enterprise, and will include the activities initiated under the Big Data to Knowledge program.

NLM has a staff of approximately 1600 employees including full-time equivalency positions, training positions, contractors, volunteers, and guest researchers. The current annual budget is $387,134,000.

Since its founding in 1836, the National Library of Medicine 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.