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Mark Ziomek appointed Chief, Public Services Division, Library Operations, National Library of Medicine

January 9, 2017

Mark ZiomekNational Library of Medicine Associate Director for Library Operations Joyce Backus has announced the appointment of Mark Ziomek as Chief, Public Services Division.

"Mr. Ziomek's management expertise in several federal libraries and his wide-ranging expertise across library services are a great fit for Library Operations and NLM," said Backus.

Mr. Ziomek will lead the Division responsible for several key NLM programs including MedlinePlus, the main web site, customer service, management and preservation of the collection, and delivery of onsite services and interlibrary loans.  Mr. Ziomek brings experience in serving a variety of library users, managing performance, and crafting federal information policy.

Mr. Ziomek joins NLM from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he served as the Manager of Library Services since 2008. In that role he oversaw reference and research for GAO staff, collection development, contract management and procurement, cataloging, interlibrary loan, and electronic content management. From 1995-2008 he was Chief, Library Services Division of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, directing acquisitions, cataloging, reference, and collection development. From 1990-1995 he was a Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist and from 1984-1990 a Senior Music Cataloger, both at the Library of Congress. He has a master's degree in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and a bachelor's degree in history and music from Bowdoin College.

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.