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Office of Engagement and Training

The Office of Engagement and Training (OET), located at the National Library of Medicine, oversees the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individual's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The NNLM is the core of NLM's outreach program to reduce health disparities and improve health information literacy. Funded by NLM, through cooperative agreements, eight Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and five National Offices provide a variety of NNLM outreach services such as, project funding, training, presentations, exhibits, technology support and other types of public programs.

The RMLs are eight institutions that coordinate health sciences information services regionally. The National Offices serve critical, cross-cutting roles across the NNLM covering DOCLINE, training, evaluation, web services, and public health coordination.

One of the roles of OET is to coordinate the Network’s programs through the RMLs and National Offices, and chair the National Network Steering Committee (NNSC). The NNSC comprises OET staff and representatives from each RML and from the National Offices. The NNSC also implements common operational and evaluation processes for programs of the RMLs and national offices. This enables the NNSC and its members to monitor performance differences to identify successful strategies for expansion, and to recommend corrective action when needed.

Staff Directory

Photo Name/Title
Blair Anton
Engagement Section Head
Laura Bartlett
Technical Information Specialist
Renee Bougard Renee Bougard
Project Scientist
Dana Chomenko Dana Chomenko
Project Manager
Mike Davidson
Mia Diggs
Program Analyst
Kathel Dunn
Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator
George Franklin
Dan Gerendasy
aimee gogan headshot Aimee Gogan
Technical Information Specialist, NLM/OET
Linda Lee Hassan Linda Lee Hassan
Digital Content Manager
Alla Keselman
Franda Liu Franda Liu
Project Scientist
Kate Majewski Katherine Majewski
Allison McDougall
Project Manager
Image of Martha Meacham Martha Meacham
Project Director
M. Nichelle Midon
Project Scientist
Stephanie Siekierka
OET Staff
Catherine Staley
Louise To, OET Staff Louise To
Engagement Specialist
picture of Amanda Wilson, April 20190 Amanda J. Wilson
Chief, Office of Engagement and Training