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Dianne Babski Selected as Acting Associate Director, Division of Library Operations, National Library of Medicine

March 9, 2020

Diane Babski

Nationwide Library of Drugs Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has named Dianne Babski as Acting Affiliate Director, Division of Library Operations (LO) at the Nationwide Library of Drugs (NLM) productive March one, 2020.

As Acting Affiliate Director of LO, Ms. Babski is responsible for the price range, facilities, administration, and in general management of one particular of NLM’s greatest divisions. She is responsible for extra than 450 workers who supply wellness data services to a world viewers of wellness care experts, researchers, directors, college students, historians, sufferers, and the community. In her acting role, Ms. Babski oversees a nationwide community of about eight,000 academic wellness science libraries, medical center and community libraries, and group organizations to make improvements to obtain to wellness data. Ms. Babski will also provide as the Scientific Overview Administrator to the federal advisory committee recommending journals for MEDLINE (Literature Assortment Technical Overview Committee) and will signify NLM to the Intercontinental Committee of Professional medical Journal Editors and the Affiliation of Analysis Libraries. 

Ms. Babski has served as the Deputy Affiliate Director for LO since April 2013. As Deputy, she led the inaugural calendar year for the Knowledge Science @NLM Coaching System for NLM workers, served as acting head of the Coordinating Place of work of the Nationwide Community of Libraries of Drugs, and Acting Head of the Nationwide Information and facts Middle on Health Products and services Analysis & Health Care Technologies.

“Ms. Babski delivers an incredible depth of encounter to this role” reported NLM Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD. “With about a ten years of services to the NLM, Ms. Babski has knowledge in virtually each individual place of Library Operations, is overseeing a big renovation of the Library’s historic Setting up 38, and is a visionary and very highly regarded administrator.”

Prior to becoming a member of NLM in 2005, Ms. Babski labored in the Scientific Overview System of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses, producing peer review applications and databases sources. She also labored on the NASA SPACELINE details venture that supplied area daily life sciences citations and indexing to MEDLINE. She has a BS in Biology and Biochemistry and MIM from the University of Maryland, School Park.