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Betsy L. Humphreys named Acting Director of the NLM

Betsy L. Humphreys was appointed the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Acting Director effective April 1, 2015, following the retirement of Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg. She has served as NLM’s deputy director since 2005. More on her accomplishments./da

Webinar April 21 2015: NCBI and the NIH Public Access Policy

A live re-broadcast of the March webinar will be offered on April 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM MT, 12:00 PM CT. Register to attend at  this link. (  In order to accomodate all who are interested, please register for the re-broadcast only if you were unable to attend the previous offering on March 5.

Topics presented will include: NIH Public Access Policy, NIHMS and PubMed Central (PMC) submissions, creating My NCBI accounts, use of My Bibliography to report compliance to eRA Commons, and using SciENcv to create BioSketches./ch

Breezing Along with the RML Wednesday, April 15

The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for funding Regional Medical Libraries 2016-2021 was released last week and WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

This funding opportunity is quite different than previous contracts. So, at the Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Breezing Along with the RML session (10am MT / 11am CT), we will present a brief overview of this FOA. We are very interested in your awsome ideas and opinions; please plan to attend so you can share what you think should be included in our proposal.

Here is the link to the FOA (

We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to let your voice be heard.

This is the link to the Breezing session  (

See you next week! /ch

Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar : Digital Humanitarians

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is hosting their monthly disaster information specialist  webinar on Thursday, April 9 @ 1:30 Eastern Time.  It is free and anyone may attend.

Patrick Meier, PHD, will talk about being a digital humanitarian which is the subject of his book”Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing Humanitarian Response.” For more information on the webinar and past presentations click here .  [jh]


Regional Medical Library Funding Open

The National Library of Medicine announced that the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and supporting offices cooperative agreement funding opportunities are open for applications until July 24, 2015. This is the funding for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine program.  Instructions for applying are available on the NIH grants web site. (  The deadline for proposals is July 24, 2015.

Two sessions are scheduled to answer questions  for institutions who are interested in applying.  Both sessions will be recorded:

Technical Assistance Webinar
When: Thursday April 23, 2015, from1-2pm MT, 2-3pm CT
Webinar URL –

Applying for Regional Medical Libraries Cooperative Agreements (UG4)” and Q&A with NLM Extramural Program
When: Friday, May 15, 2015
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 12A
Time: 3:30 pm—5:30 pm

April Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

The April 2015 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. In this issue read about how the reliable health information in this resource is shared and get an update on reader’s favorite health stories. /da

Funding to attend MLA Webcast on Diversity Data Management: Practical Approaches Health Sciences Librarianship – April 22nd

Dear Network members

(This is a time sensitive announcement)

We have funding to pay for single site or group site registration to attend the Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MLA Webcast of Diversity Data Management: Practical Approaches Health Sciences Librarianship.

This webcast is designed to provide health sciences librarians with an introduction to data management, including how data are used within the research landscape, and the current climate around data management in biomedical research. The 1.5 hour live event is 1:00pm–2:30pm, central time. Registration also allows access to session recording.

To qualify to apply, you must:

  • Be an individual from full member NN/LM MCR institution
  • Be a full-time health science librarian
  • Fully complete the application (READ what we need from you CAREFULLY before submitting) (WARNING – some of the requested information requires you to get support from your higher level administration)

If you have another professional development event related to escience or data management you’d rather attend and will be completed by the end of April 2015, please submit an application for that event.

Questions and/or comments to or 800 338 7657


The R34: An Opportunity for Critical Groundwork in Clinical Trials Research

What funding mechanism should be used for early stages of clinical research? Learn more about the R34 in the context of mind and body interventions. /da

News from the NLM Education Connection

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) just published its newsletter, NLM Education Connection.  The online publication is the NLM’s method  of updating  K-12 educators, parents and the public about their free and reliable resources that support  education programs in the classroom.  You may find the latest issue here They also provide an opportunity to subscribe to their email list.  [jh]

It’s Spring – so we have a questionnaire for you!

Each Spring we turn to our members for feedback on some of our programs and resources. It’s that time again! Please help us once again by answering a few questions about the MCR’s Technology and Advocacy programs. Click here to complete this year’s Spring Questionnaire. We’d love to hear from you by Wednesday April 22. Questions? Contact Betsy Kelly at