Education Program Coordinator Claudia DeShay, Ph.D will be honored on September 16, 2015 at the annual The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Awards Gala Dinner in Washington, DC as this year’s recipient of the Michael E. De Bakey Library Services Outreach Award for Outstanding Service to Rural or Underserved Communities. The award was established in the early 1990s to recognize the contributions to medical education and librarianship by Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. and to honor a practicing health sciences librarian who serves in such a community.
NLM has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.