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47th APLIC Annual Conference; April 28-30, 2014 at the Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The 47th APLIC Annual Conference will be held on April 28-30, 2014 at the Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts.

The theme of this year’s conference is: APLIC in Boston: Exploring the collaborative common ground and will feature sessions focusing on social KM and other collaborative research tools. 

Program Information

Register for the Conference (PDF)

Conference sessions will provide thought-provoking and informative content focusing on social KM, collaborative tools, and the ins and outs of data visualization.

Our keynote speaker is Beth Kanter, the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising, and marketing.

Attendees are invited to attend the Annual Banquet, APLIC Business Meeting, as well as participate in a tour of Boston Public Library’s McKim Building, notable for its perfect proportions, its classic serenity, its modestly borne and elegance.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!


Debra L. Dickson

Vice President, APLIC-I


K4Health Project

Center for Communication Programs

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

111 Market Place, Suite 310

Baltimore, Maryland  21202

Phone: 410-659-6300 |

Hospital Library Chat: Information Audit

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The NN/LM, NER is hosting this webinar titled: Information Audit taught by Jeannine Gluck, Director, Eastern Connecticut Health Network to be held on Thursday April 24, 2014 from 10:00am-11:15am.

This one-hour class will present the basics of information auditing, an information science technique for in-depth needs assessment. While it is not specific to libraries, it can be used to determine the needs of a department, a new function in your institution, or a group intended for outreach. The audit consists of determining the needs of your target group, and the resources available to them. Information flow is charted to uncover the gaps, and recommendations are made.

Please register at

This webinar will be recorded and posted on the NN/LM, NER website for future viewing.

Contact Meredith Solomon with any questions at 508-856-5964 or meredith.solomon AT

NN/LM NER Technology Coordinator

Monday, April 7th, 2014

A Message from Mary Piorun, Associate Director:

Stephanie Friree will be assuming the duties of the NN/LM New England Region Technology Coordinator (part time) and maintain her Outreach position (part time). Stephanie joined the NER in October 2012 as a part-time Outreach Coordinator focusing on teaching PubMed, working on the National Community College Task Force, managing the exhibits process, and leading the Healthcare Workforce  Community of Interest. The balance of Stephanie’s time was spent as a Project Coordinator for the Public Health Information Access (PHIA) Project. In place of the PHIA work, Stephanie will serve as NER’s part time Technology Coordinator for the balance of the contract. In addition to her Outreach Coordinator duties, Stephanie is available to assist members with emerging Web 2.0 technologies, such as wikis, blogs, and social networking, 508 Compliance for websites, digitization consultations, and other technology related questions.

Mary Piorun, PhD

Associate Director, Community, Technology, and Global Relations

Lamar Soutter Library

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Librarians Adding Value to EHRs: Infobuttons and Meaningful Use

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Free Health IT Webinar –  

Title: Librarians Adding Value to EHRs: Infobuttons and Meaningful Use

Time:  April 30, 2014, 1:00-2:00 pm, EDT.

Course length:  1.0 hour

Registration Required:

This webinar is the second in a series on ways librarians can add value to electronic health records.  The goals of this webinar are threefold: to give librarians a clear understanding of what infobuttons are and how they work; to deepen their understanding of the needs of clinicians using EHRs; and to highlight requirements for Meaningful Use that may provide opportunities for medical librarians. 

Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, School of Medicine will present results of a systematic review on clinical questions raised by clinicians and tools that help answer these questions by integrating EHR systems with online knowledge resources. 

He will also discuss how these tools are being disseminated via the “HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval Standard” (a.k.a, Infobutton Standard) and the EHR Meaningful Use certification program. 

John Halamka, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will review the healthcare IT challenges ahead that medical librarians can help support. Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations and proposed regulations for Meaningful Use Stage 3 include several requirements for decision support, patient education, and quality metrics, all of which benefit from knowledge services curated by medical librarians. 

This webinar was organized by a team of three librarians.  Evelyn B. Morgen, director of the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library, University of Connecticut Health Center,  Jennifer D. Miglus, (librarian at LM Stowe library,) and Douglas L. Varner, (Senior Associate Director and Chief Biomedical Informationist at the Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center) invited and coordinated with the speakers.  This webinar could not have been produced without the invaluable technical support of Meredith Solomon and the staff of NNLM/NER.


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