The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is asking people to share thoughts about the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest biomedical library and a component of the NIH. The Library’s director will retire at the end of March, and the NIH Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group is preparing for recruitment of a successor.
The Director Working Group is charged with helping to chart the course of the National Library of Medicine. As part of the working group’s deliberations, NIH is seeking input from stakeholders and the general public through a Request For Information (RFI).
The RFI seeks input regarding the strategic vision for the National Library of Medicine to ensure that it remains an international leader in biomedical data and health information. In particular, comments are being sought regarding the current value of and future need for NLM programs, resources, research and training efforts and services (e.g., databases, software, collections).
The deadline for responding to the RFI is Friday, March 13, 2015.