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Archive for November 9th, 2013

Please Remember Veteran’s Day

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

With Veteran’s Day around the corner, we want to share a special story of the efforts in New Jersey to remember our veterans:

Monday, November 11, 2013

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

NLM will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

DOCLINE: Routing Tables

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

A series of DOCLINE training webinars will begin next week with:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
When:  1 pm (ET)

It’s recommended that you have access to DOCLINE to take the class (The hands-on component of the class requires you to log-in to your DOCLINE account to complete the interactive exercises.)
The classes are FREE.  To login all you need do is key in your name and Enter as a guest.  You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.   Captioning will be provided.
You are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE credit for each class by participating in exercises.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013 –   DOCLINE: Routing Tables
Wednesday,   November 20, 2013 – DOCLINE: Serial Holdings
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 – DOCLINE: Borrow and Lend

We start promptly at the top of the hour. PLEASE arrive on time!  You can join the class and call-in 15 minutes before the class begins.

For additional information about classes:

You are encouraged to test your connection prior to joining the class. To test your connection, go to this web address

Conversation on Copyright (Boost Box session)

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Presenter:                        Esther Dell, Associate Librarian, Interlibrary Loan, George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Penn State Hershey


Date:                                 November 12, 2013

Where:                              Online

Summary:  Librarians, along with the people we serve, are users and creators of copyrighted materials on a regular basis.  This is also an area where there are mostly questions and very few straight-forward answers.  During this session, Esther will review some copyright basics and share how we, as librarians, can be good copyright citizens.  She will also suggest helpful resources she has collected over time.

Award Recipient Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Date:                                 November 21, 2013

Where:                              Online

More Details:        


  • Awardee: Diana Cunningham, Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College
    Project: Better Technology for Better Reference Service
  • Awardee: Kristine Delaney, Crouse Hospital, College of Nursing
    Project: Mobile Device Lending Program
  • Awardee: Christina Rivera, Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC)
    Project: mHealth: Exploring Mobile Health with iPads

MAR Member Recognized by MAC-MLA Chapter

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

The 2013 MAC Award for Professional Excellence by a New Health Sciences Librarian was awarded to Melissa Ratajeski, University of Pittsburgh.  Hearty congratulations to Melissa:

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum is Live!

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

We are pleased to announce that today the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum site is live at

The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum offers openly available materials that librarians can use to teach research data management best practices to students in the sciences, health sciences and engineering fields, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The materials in the curriculum are openly available, with lecture notes and slide presentations that librarians teaching RDM can customize for their particular audiences. The curriculum also has a database of real life research cases that can be integrated into the curriculum to address discipline specific data management topics.

The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) project has been led by the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region.

The Lamar Soutter Library developed the Frameworks for a Data Management Curriculum (See with Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2011. Over the past year the Soutter Library has partnered with librarians from Tufts University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Northeastern, and the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to fully develop the curriculum’s lecture content, readings, activities, and slide presentations.

Some libraries will be piloting the curriculum at their institutions and conducting evaluations with students of the learning modules. If you are teaching or plan to teach RDM, we invite you to pilot the NECDMC. If you are interested in being a pilot partner, please contact Donna Kafel at

Best regards,
Elaine Martin, DA, PI, Editor-in-Chief
Andrew Creamer, M Ed, MSLIS, NECDMC Project Coordinator
Donna Kafel, RN, MLIS, NECDMC Project Coordinator

Lamar Soutter Library
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave. North
Worcester, MA  01655

Social Media for Crisis Communications

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Social Media for Crisis Communication: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

November 14, 2013 / 2-3 pm ET

Training is via DigitalGov University here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The good: How to leverage your online communities for successful crisis management and communications.
  • The bad: How your online presence can recover from mismanaging a crisis.
  • The ugly: How to avoid social media crisis communications pitfalls like going silent, going nuclear (i.e., deleting everything), or going on the defensive by getting combative with your audience.

Evolving Value of Information Management

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

This report is the result of a research study commissioned by both the Financial Times and the Special Libraries Association (SLA), to explore the evolving value of information management in today’s society.

The evolving value of information management – And the five essential attributes of the modern information professional.

Once the custodians of dusty paper libraries, today’s information professionals work with digital tools in virtual repositories. This report explores the challenges and opportunities of this modern day knowledge specialist, working in times of widespread budget austerity, while evolving the value they provide to organizations.

There are many proprietary databases and resources that no one can access except members or librarians. The important concept to get across to administrators is that they do not know what they do not know,” explains an information professional in the healthcare sector. “I am concerned that healthcare will be a disaster if physicians using Google searches, even PubMed, will use only what they find and think it is the most evidence-based quality material available.” Many in other sectors share similar concerns.

NLM’s History of Medicine Division Survey

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine is planning to replace its finding aids delivery application, the online tool used for searching and browsing Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids for our manuscript and archival collections.

We invite you to take part in a brief survey at so we may better understand your current uses and what new features you would wish this resource to offer in the future.

This survey has been approved by the National Library of Medicine’s Survey Review process and responses will be anonymous.

For direct access to our finding aids, please visit;page=browse.

For more information about our finding aids and related research and discovery resources, please visit: