@ the RML this Week
Here’s a quick look at some of the events and happenings at the RML this week ending May 19, 2007
What’s New in Pubmed?
Arpita Bose conducted an online class titled “What’s New in PubMed.” This one-hour session provided a brief update on changes to PubMed in the last 12 months and a look ahead to upcoming enhancements. Twelve participants attended the Web-based class. After learning about upcoming changes to MyNCBI, several participants expressed interest in attending a future RML online class about this Entrez feature. We’re taking that advice and developing a new class that will help librarians and library users maximize the benefits of MyNCBI. Stay tuned for more information about our summer schedule of online classes!
Genomics: New Directions for Public Librarians
Arpita Bose will be presenting “Resources for Answering Patron Questions” at the Human Genome Project: Librarian Training to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Baruch College in Room 14-270. The Human Genome Project (The Project) is a joint initiative of Americans for Libraries Council and WE ACT for Environmental Justice. The overall goal of the Project is to meet increasing public needs for information and education about the Human Genome Project (HGP) and to foster understanding about the implications of genomics research for individuals and communities, especially communities of color, minority and low-income communities. The primary strategy for achieving this goal is to marshal the unique assets of the public library as a trusted, accessible center for information and education and a venue for local discussions on topics relevant to the community. The Project will enable an expert team to assist libraries in strengthening their collections and reference capacities with respect to genomics and to create a replicable framework for community conversations on the social, ethical and legal implications of genomics.
RML at MLA
The entire staff of the RML (Karen Brewer, Kathel Dunn, Arpita Bose, Miguel Figueroa, Harriet Geller, Gregg Headrick, Sue Hunter, and Abigail Kennedy-Grant) is off to MLA this year in Philadelphia, PA. We will be attending the All Staff RML meeting on Friday, May 18th with other RML staffs from across the country. We will also be actively participating in the conference, including volunteering at the information booth, staffing the placement center, attending NLM user group meetings, and sitting in on sessions. If you see any of the RML staff members, please be sure to stop us and say hello.
RML Consultants First Meeting at MLA
The first meeting of RML Consultants will be happening at the MLA Conference in Philadelphia on May 22nd. Each resource library has volunteered one staff member to be an RML Consultant and help the RML keep in touch with the membership throughout our four-state region. We are also encouraging any professional associations, library resource councils, or local consortia to volunteer an individual and help us keep in touch will all of the happenings throughout the region.
AAPA, Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center, May 26-31
Miguel Figueroa and Sue Hunter will be exhibiting at the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ 35th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This gathering of over 7,500 Physician Assistants is an excellent opportunity to help promote the services of the National Library of Medicine and to encourage more PAs to visit their local medical libraries. The RML welcomes volunteers who would like to staff the NN/LM Booth on either May 29th or May 30th from 9AM-4PM. To volunteer send an e-mail to email@example.com. If staff from your hospital are attending this conference, please encourage them to stop by booth #432 and introduce themselves.