Read Us, Write to Us, This Is for You
A fair number of respondents to the recent NIH Record readership survey
were unaware that the newsletter already offers the items they want to see.
For example, some called for a Letters to the Editor column, to stimulate discussion on issues relevant to employees. The Record instituted such a column in July 1996. Our only requirement was that submissions deal with issues of interest to NIH’ers and be signed by the author. Few took us up on the column, however. The most recent published Letter to the Editor was in May 2004.
If you have a contribution to make to a campus concern, email the editors, whose addresses are published on page 2 of every issue.
A number of readers also admonished us to make known our recyclability as office white paper, which we do, again, on page 2 of every issue.
Some respondents decried the lack of an NIH Record web site. We have been online continuously since 1996, every two weeks, at www.nih.gov/nihrecord/index.htm. Others want an email reminder every time we publish. That, too, is available at the site above, if you simply click on the RSS feed link.
Lastly, our survey revealed that desk-to-desk distribution of the paper copies is in disarray. If you are not getting your own personal copy of the paper, contact the mail room in your facility. There are plenty of Records to go around and no one should be without The Second Best Thing About Payday.