Colleagues – if you have benefitted from the National Library of Medicine’s products and services --- please take a minute to respond the NIH Request for Information (RFI).  Your input may help shape our future.  See more info below.


Regards, Dee


Deirdre Clarkin

Deputy Chief, Public Services Division

National Library of Medicine

8600 Rockville Pike

Bethesda, MD  20894


301-496-5503 (voice)



From: Backus, Joyce (NIH/NLM) [E]
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 10:32 AM
To: NLM Division Chiefs and Section Heads - LO
Subject: URGENT - RFI note


Here is a message you can send to organizations and constituents who have benefitted from our products and services so they can comment about the future of the National Library of Medicine respond to this RFI. 

Thanks for getting the word out.



You have a unique opportunity to affect the future of the National Library of Medicine.  As Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg retires after 30 years as director of NLM, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health,  has convened a “Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine.”  The group’s charge is here,


Consider responding to this time-sensitive NIH Request for Information (RFI), soliciting input into the deliberations of the working group of the advisory committee to the NIH Director (ACD). This is a very important opportunity to contribute feedback of the value of the National Library of Medicine and [insert name of branch/division/program/resource], and to directly influence the future of this organization.


Your response must be submitted electronically here, and will ONLY be accepted through March 13, 2015.


Please share this information with colleagues and friends who might wish to respond with thoughts about how the NLM, and especially the collections, programs, and resource of its [insert name of branch/division/program/resource], have contributed to their research, teaching, education [or other].