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DOCLINE Out of Office tool

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

With the impending storms approaching our region over the next two days, those libraries who participate in Docline should use the Out of Office feature if your library is going to be closed.  If you have any question about this contact Meredith Solomon, meredith.solomon at umassmed dot edu or call 508-856-5964.

Stay safe and warm!

Join the NLM Training Center for a New Online TOXNET Class

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Would you like to learn more about the environmental health resources available from the National Library of Medicine? Join the NLM Training Center (NTC) from March 3-25 for Module 2 of the new online class, called “Discovering TOXNET: From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology.”

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Module 2 covers the following resources: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Household Products Database (HPDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), LiverTOX, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP®, and Haz-Map. Note: modules are independent of each other; you do NOT need to complete Module 1 before taking Module 2. (Module 1 will be offered again at a later date). You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, discovery exercises, and solving real-life reference questions.

Who should take the class? Health sciences librarians and health sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in the following resources: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Household Products Database (HPDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), LiverTOX, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP®, and Haz-Map.

How much time? Plan for nine hours of work over three weeks (3 hours per week) on your own time followed by a 1.5 hour synchronous session using Adobe Connect. Participants who complete the class requirements are eligible for 10.5 MLA Continuing Education credits.

When? Asynchronous work on your own (total of 9 hours, allow 3 hours per week): March 3 – 20, 2014 Synchronous Adobe Connect session: March 25, 2014; choose one of two times: Noon – 1:30 pm Eastern Time; OR 3 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern Time. You will be asked to choose a time after the class opens on March 3.

To Register for this or other New England Region and NTC classes/events visit:


Health Happens in Libraries: Health Information Resources for Library Staff

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

I recently attended this WebJunction webinar and wanted to pass on the information as it has been archived for future viewing.  Audio, chat slides and handouts are available at


Public libraries provide a variety of health reference services and public programs to support community health literacy. Health literacy has been described by the Institute of Medicine as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) provides comprehensive health information resources and services to libraries across eight regions nationwide. Join this WebJunction webinar to learn more about the health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine and the NN/LM. Representatives of the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library will discuss their collaborative efforts with public libraries regarding the Affordable Care Act and other popular health information topics. They will be joined by a representative from Santa Ana Public Library, and together share strategies for strengthening your own library’s health information services, to improve the health literacy of your community.

Moderated by: WebJunction

Presented by:

  • Alan Carr, Acting Associate Director, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library
  • Kelli Ham, Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library
  • Milly C. Lugo-Rios, Senior Librarian, Adult Services, Santa Ana Public Library

PubMed Commons Project

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

PubMed Commons, a new feature of PubMed which allows commenting on articles, is now live. All authors of publications cited in PubMed are eligible to participate. They can comment on any article in PubMed, rate the helpfulness of comments, and invite other authors cited in PubMed to join. Links to other articles can be embedded in the comments, using a PubMed ID number. You can also set up alerts for articles with comments using your MyNCBI account. Those who are not authors can still view the comments on articles, and there is a new filter available called Reader Comments, which can be applied to search results. It’s also possible to view all the comments in PubMed (433 at this writing): Find all PubMed Citations with comments. We hope that PubMed Commons will lead to open communication and enhance the scholarly record. To participate, see How to Join PubMed Commons. Follow PubMed Commons on Twitter, and read the PubMed Commons blog for additional information.

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