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Office of Communications & Public Liaison (OCPL)

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.

OCPL Staff

Jody Nurik
Acting Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison

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

Bldg. 38, Rm. 2S08
Phone: 301-827-7615
Fax: 301-496-4450
Email: jody.nurik@nih.gov

Deputy Director/NLM Public Liaison Officer (Vacant)

  • 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 

Joseph C. Charuhas
Public Affairs Specialist

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

Bldg. 38, Rm. B1E08A
Phone: 301-827-6457
Email: joe_charuhas@nlm.nih.gov

Alise Crutchman
Program Specialist

Bldg. Bldg. 38, Rm. 2S15C
Phone: 301-827-6493
E-mail: alise.crutchman@nih.gov

Allison E. Fisher
Public Affairs Specialist

Bldg. 38, Rm. 2S15D
Phone: 301-827-6460
E-mail: allison.fisher2@nih.gov

Mary Ann Leonard
Public Affairs Specialist

Bldg. 38, Rm. 2S10
Phone: 301-480-0619
Email: maryann.leonard@nih.gov

Kathryn McKay
Writer

Bldg. 38, Rm. 2S15E
Phone: 301-480-0648
Email: kathryn.mckay@nih.gov

Tara Mowery
Chief, NLM Visitor Operations

  • Tours for visiting groups

Bldg. 38A, Rm. 127
Phone: 301-827-6479
Email: tm77f@nih.gov