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Find 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 workspaces, and the Digital Production Studio; 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
CC Cindy Sheffield, Diane CooperNancy Terry 
CSR Gisela Butera
FIC Alicia Livinski
NCATS Tracy Shields
NCCIH Raisa Ionin
NCI Gisela ButeraJoelle Mornini
NEI Raisa Ionin
NHGRI     Joelle Mornini
NHLBI Brigit Sullivan
NIA Brigit Sullivan
NIAAA Diane Cooper
NIAID Nancy TerryAlicia Livinski
NIAMS Dera Tompkins
NIBIB Gergana Kostova
NICHD Cindy Sheffield
NIDA Diane Cooper
NIDCD Bernadette Mirro
NIDCR Gisela Butera
NIDDK Brigit Sullivan
NIEHS Erin Knight
NIGMS Joelle Mornini
NIMH Bernadette MirroDera Tompkins
NIMHD Dera Tompkins
NINDS Bradley Otterson
NINR Bradley Otterson
OD (Office of the Director) Raisa Ionin

Diane Cooper

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS OpDiv Point(s) of Contact
ACF Cindy Sheffield
ACL Gergana Kostova
AHRQ Raisa Ionin
CMS Joelle Mornini
HRSA Alicia Livinski
IHS Diane Cooper
IOS Alicia Livinski
Office of the Secretary (ASFR, ASPE, ASPR, DAB, OASH, OCR, OGA, OGC, OIG, OMHA, ONC)
     ASFR Joelle Mornini
     ASPE Nancy Terry
     ASPR Alicia Livinski
     DAB Raisa Ionin
     OASH Nancy Terry
     OCR Gisela Butera
     OGA Alicia Livinski
     OGC Gisela Butera
     OIG Cindy Sheffield
     OMHA Tracy Shields
     ONC Cindy Sheffield
PSC/FOH Joelle Mornini
SAMHSA Alicia Livinski, Tracy Shields

NIH Library Specialized Services

Specialty Area Point(s) of Contact
3D Printing Alicia Lillich
Bibliometrics Joelle Mornini
Bioinformatics Doug Joubert
Chemistry & Drug Information Nancy Muir
Data Science Raisa Ionin
Technology Hub Alicia Lillich
Patents & Tech Transfer Nancy Muir