Teresa L. Knott, MLS, MPA, AHIP, FMLA, of VCU Libraries is among an august group invited to participate at the National Library of Medicine’s Lindberg-King Lecture & Scientific Symposium: Science, Society, and the Legacy of Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. on Thursday, September 1, 2022, via NIH Videocast. 

Knott, who has long been active in national health sciences librarianship, is Associate Dean of VCU Libraries and Director of the VCU Health Sciences Library.

The Lindberg-King Lecture honors the legacy and contributions of former NLM Director, Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., and former NLM Deputy Director for Research and Education, Donald West King, M.D. The symposium honors two pioneers of digitized medical information. Lindberg is credited with the vision of creating PubMed, the free search engine that is essential to health sciences researchers.

This free, virtual event, co-sponsored by the NLM and Friends of the National Library of Medicine, will bring together a diverse group of speakers from various academic and professional institutions and will explore a range of topics such as bioinformatics, precision medicine, computing, and library management. The keynote address will be given by Isaac Kohane, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kohane’s presentation is titled, “Who will be the primary purveyor of authoritative medical knowledge to the U.S. patient?”

Complete details including the agenda, speaker bios, as well as reasonable accommodations can be found on NLM’s Events page. 

Knott’s panel begins at 2:30 p.m. She will serve as moderator for the discussion “Lindberg and the Evolution of the Library as Research Partner.” This panel will address the impact of Dr. Lindberg’s leadership in the evolution and expansion of access to knowledge, data and research tools, and how he expanded the concept, policies and practices of the library to encompass, steward and support research data. To help frame their presentations and reflect on Dr. Lindberg’s legacy in the area of the library as research partner, panelists will be asked to discuss current projects with active library-based research data management and/or other related support.

Register: Register via Eventbrite

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