Find Your Librarian

Your Librarian

NIH Library librarians are your gateway to the vast array of NIH Library resources and services. Librarians facilitate information requests, provide customized reference and research services, and can refer you to appropriate NIH Library services. Additionally, your librarian can provide or suggest tailored training. To get help from the NIH Library for you or your group, contact the Information Desk, or consult directly with your librarian below.

Information Desk Help
Find Your NIH Institutes and Centers Librarian
Find Your HHS Department of Health and Human Services Librarian
Find Your Librarian for Specialized Services

Have specialized needs? Maybe your institute, center, or group may benefit from the support of an informationist or a specialized librarian. To learn more about this service or to see if you have an assigned informationist, visit our Informationist Support Program page. And, to learn more about NIH Library staff, visit our Staff Directory.


Information Desk

The Information Desk is located on the main level of the NIH Library in the Reading Room and is the information hub for the Library. The Reference Assistants at the Information Desk are available to help in-person or by phone at 301-496-1080 during library hours. NIH ID cards are required to borrow books, request literature searches, and receive other library services for NIH-related work. Access to the onsite library computers requires NIH ID smartcards and associated pin numbers.

Some of the services we provide at our Information Desk include: checking out, receiving, and renewing materials reserving library workspaces such as our collaboration pods, bioinformatics and data science workstations, the Digital Production Studio, and locked carrels; putting you in touch with the right resource or service, including specialized areas such as bibliometrics, bioinformatics, data, editing, a variety of emerging technologies, and translation services and getting answers to reference questions or help with a literature search from a biomedical librarian (on-call during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon-Fri).



NIH Institutes and Centers

Institute or Center Point(s) of Contact
     Bioethics, Pain and Palliative Care Karen Smith
     Critical Care Medicine (CCMD); Nursing; Rehabilitation Medicine; Transfusion Medicine Judy Welsh
     Nutrition; Positron Emission Tomography; Radiology and Imaging Sciences; Social Work Dera Tompkins
     Pharmacy Barbara Brandys
     NCI-CCR Judy Welsh
     NCI-DCEG Brian Brown
     NCI-Extramural Brian Brown
     NCI-Office of the Director Barbara Brandys
CIT Bradley OttersonLynn Young
CSR Chris Belter
FIC Alicia Livinski
NCATS Josh Duberman
NCCIH Doug Joubert
NEI Lonelyss Charles
NHGRI Verma Walker
NHLBI Barbara Brandys; Karen Smith; Nancy Terry
NIA Lonelyss Charles
NIAAA Karen Smith
NIAID Lonelyss Charles; Alicia Livinski; Bradley Otterson; Brigit Sullivan
NIAMS Diane Cooper
NIBIB Josh Duberman
NICHD Barbara Brandys; Nancy Terry; Ya-Ling Lu (DIPHR)
NIDA Holly Thompson
NIDCD Holly Thompson
NIDCR Alicia Livinski
NIDDK Diane Cooper
NIEHS Erin Knight
NIGMS Cindy Clark
NIMH Brigit Sullivan; Dera Tompkins
NIMHD Doug Joubert
NINDS Holly Thompson
NINR Holly Thompson
NLM Bradley Otterson
OD (Office of the Director) Chris Belter; Lonelyss Charles; Lisa Federer; Ya-Ling Lu


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS OpDiv Point(s) of Contact
ACF Lonelyss Charles
ACL Lonelyss Charles
AHRQ William Hyde; Caryn McManus, Bradley Otterson
HRSA Doug Joubert; Alicia Livinski
IHS Diane Cooper
Office of the Secretary (ASPE, ASPR, OASH, OCR, OGA, OGC, OIG, OMHA, ONC)
     ASPE Jana Liebermann
     ASPR Alicia Livinski
     OASH Nancy Terry
     OCR Nancy Terry
     OGA Alicia Livinski
     OGC Nancy Terry
     OIG Nancy Terry 
     OMH Faye Williams
     OMHA Nancy Terry 
     ONC Doug Joubert
PSC Bradley Otterson
SAMHSA Holly Thompson


NIH Library Specialized Services

Specialty Area Point(s) of Contact
3D Printing Verma Walker
Bibliometrics Chris BelterYa-Ling Lu
Bioinformatics Lynn Young
Chemistry & Drug Information Barbara Brandys; Josh Duberman
Custom Information Solutions Bridget Burns; Lissa Snyders
Data Science Lisa Federer
Technology Hub Doug Joubert
Patents & Tech Transfer Josh Duberman