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Archive for February 21st, 2014

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

Friday, February 21st, 2014


  • Kelly Ayala, Community Relations Officer, USCIS, Newark, NJ
  • Carla Pendino, Community Relations Officer, USICS, Philadelphia, PA

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

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

SummaryDo you have library patrons needing immigration information or services?  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for administering immigration and naturalization services and benefits.  Our speakers will provide an overview of the role of USCIS and customer service tools, including how to contact USCIS, check on case status, obtain a form, and where to refer individuals seeking legal assistance.

They will also provide insight into the Community Relations Program, including information about hosting a Naturalization Information Session, ordering a free Citizenship Toolkit, setting up an “Immigration Corner” within your library, and taking a look at the USCIS online Citizenship Resource Center.

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Online DOCLINE Training and Special Session

Friday, February 21st, 2014

We’d like to announce a special DOCLINE webinar on Wednesday, February 26 at 1:00 pm (ET).

This session will cover the Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS), which serves as DOCLINE’s electronic billing system, presented by Jolanta Sliwinski, EFTS Program Coordinator. The session will also serve as a
general Q & A about DOCLINE, hosted by your Regional DOCLINE Coordinators.

We are starting another series of DOCLINE training webinars:

Wednesday, March 5 @ 1 pm:  Beginning DOCLINE
Wednesday, March 12: DOCLINE @ 1 pm: Routing Tables
Wednesday, March 19: DOCLINE @ 1 pm: Serial Holdings
Wednesday, March 26 @ 1 pm: DOCLINE: Borrow and Lend

You do not need to register to attend. Classes, including the EFTS session, are held online via Adobe Connect at:

Use this link to test your computer to make sure it can access Adobe Connect:

You can join the class and connect to the audio via telephone 15 minutes before the class begins. For additional information about classes see:

To login all you need do is type your name and enter as a Guest. You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room. Captioning will be provided.

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.)

You can earn 1 MLA CE credit for each class by participating in exercises.

Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator NN/LM MAR
Patricia Devine, Network Outreach Coordinator NN/LM PNR
Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator NN/LM MCR
Irene Williams, Network Services Coordinator NN/LM GMR

Questions to Patricia Devine 206-543-8275

K-12 Team Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness Classroom Lesson Plans & Activities

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services K-12 Workgroup has released classroom activities and lesson plans to supplement the Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness website.

For grades 6-12, these classroom activities and lesson plans familiarize students to the health and medicine of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.  The activities and lesson plans are available at

The activities and lesson plans use Native Voices exhibition website content material and other NLM online educational/science resources.

The activities and lesson plans are composed of four units.  Each unit introduces a different way of exploring and learning about the Native Voices exhibition in about 1.5 to 3 hours.  These units are: 1) A scavenger hunt, 2) An environmental health science lesson, 3) A social science lesson, and 4) A biology lesson.

While the activities and lesson plans can be used in science classrooms, clubs, and programs, they can be used also to reinforce the history and societal developments of Native peoples in social science and history classrooms.

About the Native Voices Website

The Native Voices Web site ( allows people to experience an exhibition currently on display at NLM in Bethesda, Maryland.  Both versions explore the connection between wellness, illness and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people and interactive media.

For additional information, please contact:

K-12 Team Leader

Alla Keselman, PhD

National Library of Medicine

NSB 2014 Science and Technology Indicators

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The National Science Board (NSB) has released its 2014 Science and Technology Indicators. The “Indicators” series are biennial, data-rich reports prepared by the National Science Foundation (NSF), providing quantitative information on science, mathematics, and engineering education at all levels, the scientific and engineering workforce, domestic and international R&D performance, U.S. competitiveness in high technology, and public attitudes and understanding of science and engineering. The reports examine all federal funding for research and development, including by the National Institutes of Health, and are not limited to the NSF.

Healthy Roads Media: Emergency Preparedness Videos

Friday, February 21st, 2014

In view of the severe weather that has affected much of the country recently, there are some resources that may be helpful. Healthy Roads Media has recently set-up a system so that videos can be instantly

downloaded for use in EHR/PHR systems, on tablets, etc.  Many of the videos are available at a low cost but most of the videos dealing with emergency preparedness issues are available for free.

The videos include a broad range of emergency topics (blackouts, downed power lines, sheltering in place, weather watches or warnings, severe winter weather, etc.) and are available in five languages:

Haz-Map Updated with 481 New Agents

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The National Library of Medicine has updated Haz-Map with 481 new agents, including 23 agents causing occupational asthma:

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

Friday, February 21st, 2014

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

When:  April 28 – 29, 2014

Where:  The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM 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.

Details / Registration:

  • Register for both days, or only one day—it’s your choice.
  • If registration fills up, you’ll be placed on a waiting list and notified if space becomes available

Have You Downloaded Your Disaster App Yet?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App is now available for download on your iPhone®, Android™, or BlackBerry® device. Be among the first to try it out!

  • Be focused. Spend less time worrying about logistics so you can focus on what really matters—the people in need.
  • Be prepared. Rely on and access pre-downloaded resources on your phone in case of limited Internet connectivity.
  • Be confident. Review key preparedness materials so you’re confident about providing the best support possible.
  • Share resources easily. Send information to colleagues and survivors via text message or email, or transfer the information to a computer for printing.

World Health Organization (WHO) Providing Open Access to All Publications

Friday, February 21st, 2014

WHO provides access to the numerous items they have authored and published through their website, under the belief that access to information is a basic right that supports better decision making. A new policy that will be effective July 2014 requires that any WHO authored or WHO-funded research published in non-WHO publications, such as journals and books, must also be made freely available to all.

Press Release:

WHO Publications:

WHO Institutional Repository:

IOM Report: Programs to Prevent Psychological Disorders in Military Members

Friday, February 21st, 2014

A new report from the Institute of Medicine, released on Thursday, assessed “efforts to evaluate and improve psychological health services for military members and their families.” The review panel said that DOD, “…should develop, track, and evaluate programs based on scientific evidence to ensure their effectiveness… DOD has implemented numerous resilience and prevention programs — mostly focused on individual-level interventions — that address various aspects of psychological health.  While some of these programs have demonstrated effectiveness, many are not evidence-based and are evaluated infrequently.”