Stephen J. Greenberg received his doctorate in Early Modern History from Fordham University with a dissertation on early printing and publishing. After teaching for several years, he returned to school and earned his library degree from Columbia University, specializing in Rare Books and Archival Management. Since 1992, he has worked in the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine, where he is currently Coordinator of Public Services. His papers and publications span a number of fields, including the history of printing and publishing, the history of medicine and surgery in Europe and the United States, the history of medical librarianship, and the history of medical photography. He is a recipient of the Medical Library Association’s Murray Gottlieb Prize. He is a past chair of the MLA History of the Health Sciences Section and past president of Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences: the only person to hold both offices in the only two national organizations devoted to historical medical librarianship.
Dr. Greenberg has taught many CE courses to both national and regional audiences, is an active member of the NIH LifeWorks Speakers Bureau, and is co-author of the Medical Library Association BibKit on resources in the history of the health sciences, now in its second edition, and the chapter on Special Collections Librarianship in Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship, edited by M. Sandra Wood (Haworth Press, 2007). Recent publications include “The Great Contribution: Index Medicus, Index-Catalogue, IndexCat,” published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association in 2009 and winner of the Archivists and Librarian in the History of the Heath Sciences (ALHHS) “Best Journal Article” award, and the chapter on the history of the health sciences in the Medical Library Association’s Master Guide to Authoritative Information in the Health Sciences (May, 2011). He has been interviewed for National Public Radio’s “Marketplace” and NIH Radio’s podcast series. Dr. Greenberg is also an adjunct professor at the College of Library and Information Studies at the University of Maryland (College Park) where he lectures on the history of the book.