Come celebrate with us!


MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), created by the National Library of Medicine, has been the worldwide standard subject authority for bibliographic control for 50 years. MeSH terms and the capabilities their hierarchy permit made MEDLINE the first and, to this day, one of the most effective databases in the world. Join the Health Informatics Faculty and the Calder Memorial Library in celebrating its 50th Anniversary.

The National Library of Medicine’s celebratory broadcast will be received in the third floor electronic classroom on November 18, 2010 from 2:00-3:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

The speaker will be Dr. Robert M. Braude, who received his Masters of Library Science in 1964 from UCLA and attended MEDLARS training at the National Library of Medicine in 1965. His talk reflects his 45 professional years with MeSH. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in 1987, he was director of three academic health science libraries, and he served on many NLM Committees and Panels such as IAMS Review Committees, the Planning Panels on Medical Informatics, NLM Outreach Programs, and the Biomedical Library Review Committee. He is a Fellow of the Medical Library Association and of the American College of Medical Informatics.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of MeSH, check out the first volume of MeSH, which the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division has scanned and placed online.