The NYU Health Sciences Libraries welcome Neil Rambo, MLibr, as director of the Health Sciences Libraries and Knowledge Informatics and director of the Ehrman Medical Library. Neil comes to NYU from the University of Washington, Seattle, where he served in a variety of academic and managerial roles in library science for nearly 20 years.
Neil is nationally known for his expertise in health informatics and academic medicine. He completed a postgraduate internship at the National Library of Medicine and was selected as a Research Library Leadership Fellow at the Association of Research Libraries. Neil has a bachelor's degree in cell and molecular biology and a master’s in library and information science, both from the University of Washington.
Neil looks forward to continuing NYUHSL's active support of the clinical, educational, and research missions of NYU Langone Medical Center. In his knowledge informatics role, he also sees new opportunities for collaboration with faculty and researchers at the medical center and at NYU's Washington Square campus.
Neil envisions an expanded role for librarians in the curation of data and knowledge generated by the core enterprises of the institution. "Describing, organizing, and managing information have always been central to library science," he says. "This expertise can be leveraged to boost the progress of science and medicine and add value to research, education, and patient care at NYU."