The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.
NIEHS has been a leader in studying health risks associated with environmental toxicants and other stressors borne by vulnerable populations where they live, work, and play. NIEHS has invested heavily in building capacity of affected communities to partner with environmental health scientists in order to study environmental concerns.
Students work in teams to solve real-life environmental health problems. This integrated curricula promotes 21st Century Skills with teamwork, critical thinking, subject integration, and problem-solving.
My Smithsonian (MySI) is Smithsonian's Participant Access System (PAS) initiative originating from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access (ASEA).
My Smithsonian is being developed to engage and educate audiences using content, resources, and programming from Smithsonian and collaborating agencies and organizations.