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Professional Development

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Check out our upcoming webinars and also NLM NTC educational opportunities on our training calendar. Upcoming webinars include:

Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2 – 3 PM ET
Approved for 1 MLA CHIS (Consumer Health Information Specialization) credit

Hospital Library Chat: Partnership at the Point of Care
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10 – 11 AM ET

RML-NLM-MLA 2014 Update
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10-11 AM ET (75 minutes)

HealthIT: Librarian Super Users
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 2 – 3 PM ET

For more information, explore our training calendar.

Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

For the past three years we have been developing a curriculum funded by a Health Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities. The first two years were spent working with two cohorts of high school students here in West Baltimore and the last year was spent slogging through curricular development and writing.

Today I am pleased to share the following:

News from the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland Baltimore

Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment (SHARE) Project Curriculum Released

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore announces the release of the Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment (SHARE) Curriculum This curriculum was developed as the result of a three-year Health Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities (G08LM0011079) from the National Library of Medicine. The grant aimed to empower high school students as community health advocates, improve health in Baltimore neighborhoods, and develop a replicable student health advocacy program.

The entire curriculum consists of six modules. Each module can be used independently as well. The modules are:

1. Overview of Health Disparities
2. Quality Health Information
3. Taking Charge of Your Health
4. Smart Food Choices
5. Crafting and Delivering the Message
6. Promoting Health and Wellness in Your Community

These modules were developed after working with two cohorts of students from Vivien T Thomas Medical Arts Academy in Baltimore. In addition to detailed lesson plans, each class has assignments and handouts and is aligned with national standards. Supplemental activities are also provided. In order to build a community around the curriculum a blog is available to share ideas and suggestions and discuss the curriculum.

For more information, please contact Project SHARE at

I hope you will find this curriculum useful and share information about it broadly.



Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
Southeastern/Atlantic Region
410.706.7545 – Voice
410.706.3101 ¬ Fax

[Announcement shared on behalf of the NN/LM SEA]

NAHSL 2015: RML-NLM-MLA Update

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

This year we are doing something different.

The annual RML-NLM-MLA Update will be done online.  This format allows more members to attend and ask questions.  Don’t fret, there is time scheduled at the NAHSL conference to discuss what you hear, as well as a Q&A session during the presentation.  This presentation will also be recorded for future viewing.

Please join us on Thursday October 9, 2015 from 10-11:10am.

Please register here


Regional Medical Library – Mary Piorun

National Library of Medicine – Martha Fishel

Medical Library Association – Linda Walton (MLA President)

Changes to the NLM License Agreement for NLM Data

Monday, September 8th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is announcing the release of its revised “License Agreement for NLM Data.” This revised license, dated September 1, 2014, will supersede the license last revised on October 24, 2008. Existing licensees wishing to continue access to 2015 data will be asked to accept the new license when they renew their license in November 2014. (The 2015 renewal system will be available for existing licensees from approximately November 5 through December 10, 2014.) Beginning September 1, 2014 prospective licensees will accept the new license.

The revised license is available at The following summarizes the changes:

  • For many years, NLM offered a subset of the archival International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) data via the TOXLINE Subset. However, no one is leasing the IPA subset data from us and therefore we will no longer offer it as part of our data distribution program. Parties interested in the archival IPA subset data should contact Thomson Reuters.
    1. Section 8. PREREQUISITE ARRANGEMENT and Appendix B (Prerequisite Arrangement with Producer of Data) have been deleted from the license
    2. Sections 9 through 16 have been re-numbered accordingly (i.e., Sections 8 through 15, respectively)
    3. Appendices C and D have been re-lettered accordingly (i.e., Appendix B and Appendix C, respectively)
    4. The list of appendices in the license (Section 15. APPENDICES) has been updated
    5. References to Appendices B and C have been updated
    6. The license and appendices page numbering have been updated
  • Since October 2013, NLM no longer adds, updates or maintains records in DIRLINE (DIRLINE Ends Its 30 Year Run). Therefore, NLM will no longer lease DIRLINE data.
    1. References to DIRLINE have been deleted from Appendices A and the (re-lettered) B.

General information about leasing databases from the National Library of Medicine may be found at and you may contact us at if you have questions or need additional information.

By Margaret A. McGhee
MEDLARS Management Section

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