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National Library of Medicine e-Clips (May 2014)

Thursday, May 29th, 2014


MedlinePlus Connect Supports ICD-10-CM Requests

MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms

National Library of Medicine Announces Addition of Mike Gorman Papers to Profiles in Science

New NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014

New TOXNET Interface Coming in Spring 2014

NLM and Wellcome Library Establish Agreement to Make 150 Years of Biomedical Journals Freely Available Online

NLM Launches New Exhibition-related Resources: Online Adaptation of “Pick Your Poison,” Educational Resources for “From DNA to Beer”

NLM to Host Symposium, “The National Library of Medicine, 1984-2014: Voyaging to the Future,” May 14, 2014

NLM Value Set Authority Center Publishes Annual Update for 2014

Updates to MedlinePlus Connect Web Service Format




Drug Approval Process Insights from

Improving Patient Centered Medical Homes

Learning from the Disaster Response in the Philippines

Marijuana’s Clinical Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

Pragmatic Research from PCORI

Toward More Thoughtful Health Journalism



Answers to Tough Questions About Dying

DNA fingerprint for Hippocrates’ legendary tree

Emergency Management: There’s an App for That

Hippocrates’ ancient tree genetically ‘fingerprinted’

Historie ukryte – z półek biblioteki medycznej Offers Healthy Aging Tips

Original Tree of Hippocrates Cloned and Planted in Maryland

Science, Shakespeare, and the STEM Humanities: How Teachers Can Make the Most of the National Library of Medicine’s Exhibition Program Resources

Socializing Medicine: Spotlight on USG-NLM Virtual Intern Kristina Elliott

Surviving and Thriving:  Aids, Politics, and Culture exhibit on display in library

The Quest: Get the Lowdown on the Pills You’re Popping

The Quest:How to Get a Medical Librarian to Do Your Search for Free

The Quest: My 2 Favorite Tricks for Searching PubMed

Wellcome Library and NLM establish agreement to make 150 years of biomedical journals freely available online



NLM Hosts Symposium; Seeks Ideas in Planning for Its Future

NLM Launches New Blog; Seeks Your Ideas for Charting Its Future

Tree of Hippocrates Clone Planted in Front of National Library of Medicine





Spring 2014 Issue: NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

NN/LM Request for Information

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

In preparation for a revised Statement of Work for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library (RML) program, the National Library of Medicine is soliciting feedback from our Network members regarding effective approaches on how NN/LM programs can achieve the mission of providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to health information.

Here is the URL detailing this Request for Information (RFI):

The closing date to submit your feedback is June 26 at 3 pm (ET). Health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, the general public, and other interested individuals and entities, are encouraged to submit information and recommendations.

Please consider offering your input, as well as forwarding this opportunity broadly to interested parties.


Renae Barger, Executive Director

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)


Health Sciences Library System

University of Pittsburgh

200 Scaife Hall

3550 Terrace Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Candidates Sought

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Health Sciences Libraries Consortium is seeking new members for its Board of Directors, which has oversight responsibilities for the organization and its mission to support and promote libraries across Pennsylvania. The Board of Directors meets monthly, alternating between in-person and conference call meetings. One planning retreat is held in the fall, and lasts two days. In-person meetings are currently held in Ephrata, PA, and the planning retreat is held in State College, PA. Board members serve for 3-year terms. For more information about HSLC, please visit


Librarians interested in being considered for the board are encouraged to forward a letter of interest that includes the following information: • Your name and contact information, including an email address • Your Pennsylvania library name and type (school, public, academic, special) • Reason for your interest in HSLC • Confirmation that your organization permits you to attend monthly meetings of the board • Special skills or professional relationships you would bring to the board (strategic planning, marketing, financial, member of other library profession boards, etc. Please address your letter of interest, or questions to: Joni Melnick HSLC Board of Directors 724-459-4648

Call for Public Comments: 2015-2018 National Health Security Strategy The Office of the

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is requesting public comments on a draft of the 2015-2018 National Health Security Strategy (NHSS). The purpose of the 2015-2018 NHSS is to provide strategic direction for health security system in the United States over the next four years. The draft contains a vision, goal, guiding principles, strategic objectives, priorities, and implementation activities to enhance national health security. The Implementation Plan (IP) will guide the Nation and facilitate coordination among stakeholders.

Healthy People 2020

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Please check out our latest about Healthy People 2020 and their freely available infographics (, a review of a cool new free diagramming tool with over 4,000 templates (, a new open access journal, Systematic Reviews (, and strengthening the reach and impact of community health strategies (

Nikki Dettmar, MSISEvaluation LibrarianNational Network of Libraries of MedicineOutreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC)Phone: (206) 543-3409Toll free: (800) 338-7657Fax: (206) 543-2469Email:

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

NYAM’s Grey Literature Report

The New York Academy of Medicine’s newest Grey Literature Report has been published. There are 239 new records.

You can find it at:

This report’s main focus is on Disaster Preparedness.

We hope you will find the database useful! If you have a topic that you would like to see covered in the report please email us. We welcome your input and suggestions.

The Grey Literature Team

Danielle Aloia, MSLS

Special Projects Librarian

The New York Academy of Medicine

1216 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10029

Tel. (212) 822-7323

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MAR Will Be Out of the Office, Attending MLA

Friday, May 9th, 2014

All MAR staff will be attending MLA in Chicago, May 15th – May 21st. So we ask your patience while we’re out of the office. We hope that if you’re attending MLA, please stop to say hello or drop by to visit us at one of our presentations, meetings, etc. We’d love to see you!

Value of Library Study Presentations at MLA

Friday, May 9th, 2014
  • Marshall JG and Sollenberger J. The Value Study as a Tool for Library Advocacy. Mon, May 19, 10:54-11:13 am (contributed paper session on “Leading the Way”)
  • Marshall JG. The Value Study as an Example of Community Based Collaborative Research. Mon, May 19, 2:55-3:30 pm (invited panel session on “Research Survey Design for Librarians”)
  • Marshall JG. The Value Study: Key Results and Implications for Hospital Librarians. Tues, May 20, 2:00-3:25 pm (invited panel session on “Soaring from a Solid Base: Accreditation, Competencies, Standards and Value”).

Attending MLA ’14 in Chicago?

Friday, May 9th, 2014

All MAR and SE/A Librarians are invited to visit the Acapulco Room on Monday, May 19 from 3:30-4:25 pm to meet with members of the HSLANJ GLI.

Currently in its 12th year of operation, this cost-cutting consortium can save hospitals 15-60% off the cost of electronic medical resources. Learn more about the resources offered, the vendors with which the GLI negotiates, and feel free to bring any questions you have.

We look forward to meeting you! Many thanks to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA for so graciously sponsoring this Meet & Greet!

May 2014 Crossroads – Beyond the Desk: Resources for Innovative Reference Services

Friday, May 9th, 2014



  • Beyond the Desk: Resources for Innovative Reference Services
  • iFought the iPads (and iWon)
  • CE Institute Convenes Top Talents
  • Board in the Library: Act 4
  • Library Staff in Poland Learn with Webinars
  • Take Charge of Individual Learning
  • Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Digital Literacy Resources
  • Minecraft and Water Buffalo: A Diversity of Stories