The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region and the National Library of Medicine will be closed on December 24 and December 31, 2010
Archive for 2010
From the NLM Technical Bulletin announcement:
“On December 13, 2010, NLM launched a redesigned NLM Catalog that implements new search and display options related to journal searching. Most of these options were originally available in the now retired Entrez Journals Database. The new options are available either from Limits or directly in the search box. In addition, NLM Catalog has a new display format available for those journals cited in Entrez databases, called Journal, that will include all the MEDLINE® indexing related data from the old Journals Database…”
From the NLM Technical Bulletin:
The UMLS Terminology Services (UTS) beta version is available at https://uts.nlm.nih.gov. The UTS, which will soon replace the UMLSKS, includes a new license request interface and incorporates the browsing and API features of the UMLSKS.
NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2010, MEDLINE Data Changes – 2011
Thu, 02 Dec 2010 10:12:48 -0600
At this time each year the NLM Technical Bulletin traditionally includes information about changes made to MEDLINE during annual National Library of Medicine (NLM) maintenance known as Year-End Processing (YEP). This article collects, in one place, the notable data changes for 2011.
ARL Releases New Guide and Launches Online Forum for Libraries Supporting the NSF Data Sharing PolicyThursday, December 2nd, 2010
Here’s the text of today’s press release from ARL:
ARL Releases New Guide and Launches Online Forum for Libraries Supporting the NSF Data Sharing Policy
December 2, 2010
For more information, contact:
Association of Research Libraries
Washington DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a new resource for libraries supporting the recently revised NSF Data Sharing Policy. The Guide for Research Libraries: The NSF Data Sharing Policy, by Patricia Hswe and Ann Holt, is a set of Web-based resources that introduces and explains the policy. Hswe and Holt also offer advice for library professionals who work with researchers seeking funding and provide links to a range of resources that have been created by ARL member libraries and others.
The Guide’s authors are actively seeking information on additional resources libraries are creating. The Google group, ARL Data Sharing Support Group, has been established as a contact point for librarians interested in sharing and exchanging information on their efforts to advance and support researchers creating data management and sharing plans. Individuals can join the group by emailing http://groups.google.com/group/arl-data-sharing-support-group.
The Guide for Research Libraries: The NSF Data Sharing Policy is freely accessible at http://www.arl.org/rtl/eresearch/escien/nsf/index.shtml
Posted on behalf of Janice Kelly, NN/LM SE/A Region:
Please excuse cross postings.
Non-Tenure Track Faculty Librarian Position Vacancy
TITLE: Outreach Communication Coordinator
LOCATION: Regional Medical Library Division
SALARY: Minimum: $53,000; commensurate with experience
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (SE/ARML), at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Health Sciences and Human Services Library, seeks an experienced, energetic librarian who ensures an organized approach to the SE/A outreach services and communications by coordinating and facilitating outreach and promotional activities. This librarian coordinates and facilitates SE/A exhibit program, regional outreach projects and subcontracts targeting health professionals, library advocacy, and consultation and training to health professionals and their associations. This coordinator assesses and responds to the information and educational needs of health care and health information professionals and the public; and markets and publicizes the services and products of the NLM and NN/LM.
- Oversees outreach activities for the SE/A’s unaffiliated and minority health professionals.
- Coordinates communication and promotional programs including national and regional exhibits, regional webinars, presentations at association meetings and exhibits, librarian advocacy, featured articles for SEA Currents and health professional associations contact.
- Develops strategies and materials to promote use of NLM and NN/LM products and services to SE/A target populations such as health professionals, librarians and the general public.
- Oversees the design of the traveling exhibit, outreach publicity, and promotional materials for use in SE/A outreach activities.
- Staffs and recruits others to staff the national and regional exhibits.
- Assists Outreach/Access Coordinator with hospital library advocacy programs.
- Identifies and develops programs that focus on health professionals in specific populations and subject disciplines identified by NLM as high priorities such as unaffiliated health professionals, inner city health professionals, minority health professionals, etc.
- Identifies and develops programs that focus on health professionals especially those serving specific populations or in subject disciplines identified by NLM as high priorities such as unaffiliated health professionals, inner city health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workforce, etc.
- Provides demonstrations, training sessions, and exhibits featuring NLM databases and resources such as PubMed and MedlinePlus. Consults on questions concerning NLM resources.
- Works with the NLM National Training Center to schedule and publicize classes in the SE/A region.
- Works with health professional associations to ensure CME credits for SE/A courses when necessary.
- Promotes NLM and NN/LM SE/A funding opportunities and assists potential applicants with applications and proposals; identifies other grant and funding opportunities for health professionals associations, health professionals and others.
- Develops and implements outreach programs and training sessions that address the information needs of health professionals and health sciences librarians in the sub-region of Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and South Carolina.
- Presents information about NN/LM programs in training sessions, at NLM resources demonstrations, association meetings, exhibits, and other events as required.
- Contributes articles to the regional electronic newsletter.
- With other outreach coordinators, develops needs assessment tools and coordinates use in the region.
- Participates in the development, evaluation and testing of NN/LM and NLM products and services.
- With the Executive Director and other SE/A staff, represents the SE/A throughout the Region.
- Promotes communication throughout the region by providing feedback and evaluations on products and services and projects, participating in teleconferences, and attending scheduled meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA accredited MLS; minimum 3 years health sciences library experience; demonstrated experience with searching NLM databases, especially MEDLINE and MedlinePlus; demonstrated teaching and training experience; demonstrated excellent written and oral communications skills; demonstrated recent experience with library technology; able to set-up computers and exhibits; extensive travel; valid driver’s license. Preferred: Excellent interpersonal skills; knowledge or experience with: public health resources; instructional design and course development; evaluation; conducting research in information science or instructional design; project management; knowledge of NLM and NN/LM programs.
Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, prescription and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave, 15 days of sick leave, 3 personal days, and 14 holidays per year. Regular status employees, as well as their eligible dependents, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the USM campuses.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.
The HS/HSL is the second largest medical school library on the East Coast, providing access to 372,794 bound volumes, 2800 unique electronic and print periodicals, and 52 databases. Sixty-five FTEs and 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive facility, which opened in 1998, provides over 900 seats, 40 group study rooms, 130 individual study-carrels, 60 public-access computers, wireless Internet access, 3 computer classrooms, and a satellite conferencing center. The 190,000 square foot building also houses the Tower Café, the HS/HSL coffee lounge.
The Library supports the 5,600 students, 2,045 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 60-acre research and technology complex of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland Medical Center. UMB’s professional and graduate schools include a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/
Interested, qualified candidates may send cover letter, CV/resume, three references including names/addresses/phone numbers and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate”) to: Jane Peters, Human Resources Generalist, 410.706.3101 (fax), email (email@example.com) or via U.S. mail to UM-HS/HSL, 601 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Visit our website at: http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ for complete job description or call 410.706.6747 for more information. For best consideration, please forward all required application materials to Ms. Peters by January 21, 2011. Application review will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Maryland is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer. The University supports diversity initiatives and encourages minorities to apply.
Janice E. Kelly
NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland HS/HSL
601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 – 1512
T: 800 – 338-7657 (in region only)
The Healthy People 2020 initiative invites you to be part of the launch of Healthy People 2020.
The launch event will take place on December 2, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST where Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh will unveil Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives, the nation’s health promotion and disease prevention agenda. The event also will launch the solicitation of ideas for a technology applications challenge for integrating Healthy People 2020 measures and data into health improvement initiatives.
You can either attend in person at the Jack Morton Auditorium of the George Washington University or participate via a live Web stream. To participate, register for the launch event. Together, we can make a healthier nation for all Americans. For more information and for important updates, follow us @GoHealthyPeople on Twitter or join our Healthy People 2020 LinkedIn group. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Healthy People 2020 website on December 2 at www.healthypeople.gov to see the brand new site!
NIH adds first images to major research database:
The National Institutes of Health has expanded a genetic and clinical research database to give researchers access to the first digital study images. The National Eye Institute (NEI), in collaboration with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), has made available more than 72,000 lens photographs and fundus photographs of the back of the eye, collected from the participants of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS).
These images are now accessible to scientists through NCBI’s online database of Genotypes and Phenotypes, known as dbGaP, which archives data from studies that explore the relationship between genetic variations (genotype) and observable traits (phenotype). Though study descriptions and protocols are publicly accessible, researchers must apply for controlled access to de-identified information about study subjects, including the new images….(Read more at http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2010/nei-22.htm)
The Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness has a new look and new web address, http://phpreparedness.nlm.nih.gov. It is now a featured resource on the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) web site, http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov.
The Resource Guide was first developed by the New York Academy of Medicine Library in 2002 with funding from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR). The Guide is now jointly funded by NICHSR and DIMRC. The Guide continues to provide access to no-cost web materials on public health preparedness topics for the public health workforce.
Recently, this database and web site moved to NLM and the content continues to be maintained by the New York Academy of Medicine Library. Previous web addresses will automatically take the user to the new web address. Comments and questions about the Resource Guide may be sent to email@example.com .
FREE Training in New York City, February 8-10, 2011 and Hershey, PA April 5 & 6, 2011 – New Class AddedTuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Due to high enrollment, a second PubMed® training class has been added in New York City in February.
The National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC), in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) is offering two FREE hands-on classes in two different locations in our region. Registration for all of the classes is available on the NTCC web site at: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/regions.html#Middle%20Atlantic
The following two classes will be taught in each location by the staff of the NTCC:
New York City
PubMed® (7.5 MLA CE Hours)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
TOXNET® and Beyond (6.0 MLA CE Hours)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
PubMed® (7.5 MLA CE Hours)
Thursday, February 10, 2011
PubMed® (7.5 MLA CE Hours)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
TOXNET® and Beyond (6.0 MLA CE Hours)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
All the training sessions are FREE and intended for health sciences library staff, public librarians, health professionals, and anyone interested in using these free National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases.
TO REGISTER for either or both of these classes, or to look for other class locations, simply click on this registration form link http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html
This new trifold guide in Chinese (http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/pubmedch.pdf) joins the many other non-English guides to PubMed® at http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/intlpubmedlinks.html#A1.
The NLM announced Friday that the Journals Database will be retired. The NLM catalog will soon be updated to contain the “detailed MEDLINE indexing information about the journals in PubMed® and other National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases.” See the full announcement and screen captures at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd10/nd10_nlm_catalog.html
These changes have not yet been implemented. We will let you know as soon as they are in place.