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Archive for February 15th, 2014

President’s Day Closure

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

NLM will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Introduction to DOCLINE Series

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

The NN/LM regional libraries-sponsored 4 part online series will begin In March.  More details will be announced in the near future.

  • March 5: Beginning DOCLINE
  • March 12: Routing Tables
  • March 19: Serial Holdings
  • March 26: Borrowing & Lending

Registration Now Open for Research Data Management Symposium (Space is Limited)

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

NOTE:  One more week for priority registration for MAR network members

Doing It Your Way:  Approaches to Research Data Management for Libraries

When:   April 28-29, 2014

Where:  The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

MAR is offering a 2-day symposium to help your library find its unique approach to research data management.  We have a great cast of speakers to talk about issues you may be facing in your library.

  • Registration for NN/LM MAR Network members (from DE, NJ, NY or PA)
  • For everyone else, registration opens February 21, 2014
  • If registration fills up, registrants will be placed on a waiting list and notified if space becomes available

Details / Registration:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for Libraries (Lunch with the RML session)

Saturday, February 15th, 2014


  • Kelly Ayala, Community Relations Officer, USCIS, Newark, NJ
  • Shyconia Burden, Community Relations Officer, USCIS, New York, NY
  • Carla Pendino, Community Relations Officer, USICS, Philadelphia, PA

Date / Time:  Thursday, February 27, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:            Online / No Registration Required

Summary:  Forthcoming.

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  • If you’re unable to connect for any reason, then join us by phone:  1-888-850-4523, Participant Code:  172486.

Affordable Care Act Workshop for NJ Librarians

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Congressman Rush Holt will be sponsoring “Connecting your community to their healthcare resources: an Affordable Care Act Workshop for Librarians” on Tuesday, February 18 at the Plainfield Public Library from 9:30-11:30.

Speakers will include:

  • Representative Rush Holt, from the 12th congressional district of New Jersey;
  • Mary Chute, State Librarian;
  • Susan Hildreth, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services;
  • Jaime Torres, Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;
  • and a local health care navigator.

Please click on the link at the end of this message for additional information including a registration page.

Questions may be sent to Kathleen Peiffer, Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning,; 609-278-2640 ext. 152.


View Invitation & Registration Form

Learn What People Do with MAR Award Funding

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Libraries of Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties Get OPAL Emergency Prep Training:

Biomedical Big Data Science Notices of Intent to Publish

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Home Medical Device Emergency Preparation

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Home Use Devices: How To Prepare For and Handle Power Outages for Medical Devices that Require Electricity.  US FDA

ALA Launches Free e-Government Webinar Series

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland at College Park are pleased to announce the re-launch of Lib2Gov, an online e-government resource for librarians. Over the past few months, both organizations have worked to transition LibEGov—a project supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through a National Leadership Grant—into Lib2Gov.

The redesigned website Lib2Gov allows libraries and government agencies to come together and collaborate, share resources and build a community of practice. Lib2Gov now provides a dedicated space where librarians can share materials, lesson plans, tutorials, stories, and other e-government content. The website offers a variety of resources from government agencies and organizations, including information on immigration, taxation, social security and healthcare.

In a few weeks, both organizations will host a new monthly webinar series, “E-government @ Your Library.” The webinars will explore a variety of e-government topics that will be of interest to librarians, including mobile government and emergency preparedness, response and recovery. All webinars are free and will be archived on the Lib2Gov site. The webinar schedule for Winter/Spring 2014.

  • Webinar 1: E-government @ Your Library (Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. EST)

This webinar offers general insights into how libraries can help meet the e-government needs of their communities in general and through the Lib2Gov web resource. Register now.


  • John Bertot, Ph.D., co-director, Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC), and professor, in University of Maryland College Park’s iSchool
  • Ursula Gorham, graduate research associate, iPAC and doctoral candidate, University of Maryland College Park iSchool
  • Jessica McGilvray, assistant director, Office of Government Relations at the American Library Association’s Washington, D.C. office
  • Webinar 2: Government Information Expertise Online: Beyond the First Century of Federal Depository Library Program Practice (Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 3 p.m. EST) Register now.

This webinar will offer insights and techniques in how practicing government information professionals can use the strengths and opportunities of the depository library experience in several promising areas of digital reference, government information discovery tools and deliberative outreach to your community.


  • Cynthia Etkin, senior program planning specialist, Office of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)
  • John A. Shuler, associate professor, University of Illinois, Chicago University Library
  • Webinar 3: An Introduction to Mobile Government Apps for Librarians (Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. EST)

The webinar will cover how librarians can teach patrons to use mobile devices, provide links on our webpages to government apps, and create apps for their own e-government websites. Register now.


  • Isabelle Fetherston, teen librarian, Pasco County Library System
  • Nancy Fredericks, member, Pasco County Library System Library Leadership Team
  • Webinar 4: Roles for Libraries and Librarians in Disasters (Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. EST)

This webinar presents information on libraries’ and librarians’ roles supporting their communities and the disaster workforce before, during, and after hazardous events and disasters. Register now.


  • Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, librarian, U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center
  • Cindy Love, librarian, U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center
  • Elizabeth Norton, librarian, U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center
  • Webinar 5: Beta.Congress.Gov (Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. EST)

Sign-up information, as well as more information about webinar topics and speakers, is available. Please contact Jessica McGilvray ( or John Bertot ( with questions about Lib2Gov or the webinar series.

How to Position the Special Librarian for Success

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Title: “How to Position the Special Librarian for Success”

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET

Duration: 30 Minutes plus Q&A

Presenter:  Stephen Abram, Advocate for Special Libraries, Former SLA President

What You Will Learn:

Do you feel like that you can never have enough time, money or executive contact to achieve all of your goals? You care about the role of information to underpin great decision-making; you care about quality information; you care about the success of your organization. What is needed to up your game?

To help you with that, this webinar will help you solve the following questions:

How do you maximize your influence and position your services and yourself as critical to the mission of your organization?

Why is personal positioning important?

What are some strategies for success?

Sign up here for this free informative webinar. We look forward to having you join us online via WebEx on February 19, 2014 at 10am Pacific / 1PM Eastern. The presentation will last 30 minutes with a Q&A session following it.