NIH Selects New Library Director Nancy Muir


Introducing New NIH Library Director, Nancy Muir

​The NIH Library is excited to introduce Nancy Muir as the new Library Director! In this role, Nancy will oversee the virtual and physical NIH Library. The NIH Library provides information solutions for NIH and HHS researchers through specialized research services and resources including bibliometrics, data services, editing, literature searching, systematic reviews, translations and more. Nancy is focused on continuing to deliver information solutions that will help NIH and HHS make biomedical discoveries and improve health.


Nancy brings a strong history of innovation and leadership to the role, having built and led MedImmune's virtual library for AstraZeneca's biotech unit, and developed the FDA Library training program. She also brings NIH experience, having served as the NIH Library Branch Chief for Educational Services, overseeing the Library's outreach activities, instructional program and several key library service areas since January 2021. She has enjoyed learning about the information needs of NIH and HHS researchers and how the NIH Library can support them. Her breadth of experience in both biomedical and library sciences will be an asset to the future of the NIH Library. 


Nancy received her undergraduate degree in biology from Wittenberg University and her master's in library science (MLS) from the University of Maryland. She has an extensive history of working in biomedical libraries, including information research and instructional roles at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Gillette Medical Evaluation Laboratories (GMEL) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Before joining NIH, she built the MedImmune virtual library. After MedImmune was acquired by AstraZeneca, she led her team to expand their support to include biotech R&D competitive intelligence and the biotech unit's intranet site.


Throughout her career, Nancy has always worked to bring the best information resources and services to her customers as seamlessly as possible. She believes strongly in connecting directly with the community to understand how to meet their needs through their existing daily workflows. She is also an advocate of adopting new technologies and processes to enhance information services. If you have ideas or suggestions for the NIH Library, or would just like to meet the new director, contact Nancy today. 


Nancy Muir


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