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2016 National Library of Medicine (NLM) Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 National Library of Medicine (NLM) Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses to be held April 3-9 and September 11-17 at Brasstown Valley Conference Center in Young Harris, Georgia. Applications will be accepted until December 7, 2015 at 8 a.m. All applicants will be notified by the end of January/early February of their application status.


Successful applicants will be asked for a commitment to attend the entire course and all sessions. Travel, hotel, and meals of all successful applicants will be paid for by Georgia Regents University (soon to be Augusta University) under our contract with NLM.


For more information and to apply for the course see


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Adrienne Hayes at

Lynda for Network Members

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

We’ve purchased access to for our Network Members.  We have two subscriptions that can be borrowed on a first-come, first serve basis.  Members can have access to for three weeks  or more.  So, what is offers on-demand training, 24/7 learning, thousands of courses on wide variety of topics including design, photography, Photoshop, JavaScript, universal principles of design, gamification of learning, flipping the classroom, Exel, Access, video production, and much more.

To request access to, please email us at


Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! …

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

(Let’s talk about the NAHSL 2015 Keynote Speakers – Pt 1)
[Guest post by Sally Gore]

… it’s THAT Amy Dickinson who’s coming to speak at NAHSL 2015?! Indeed, it’s one and the same. If you’re a fan of the NPR news quiz show, you might know Amy as a regular panelist. In fact, if you were listening this past weekend, you heard her sharing her wit and wisdom and of course, humor, to the mix. The 2015 Planning Committee is delighted to have Amy as one of our keynote speakers this year. She’ll share with us her insights on writing a daily, syndicated advice column – a job that requires a great deal of research, pointing people in the right direction for the right information, and often tackling sensitive issues. Sounds a bit like a librarian, doesn’t it? She’ll also talk about her commitment to literacy and a program she started several years ago, “A Book on Every Bed.”

As Frances Groen, emeritus director of the Trenholme Libraries, McGill University (another keynote speaker this year, but more on her later), reminds us, providing access to medical literature and enabling people to use it effectively are core values of medical librarianship. We’re focusing on these values during the meeting, knowing that in a world filled with information, to either be denied access to it OR the inability to understand it are failures that ultimately effect our society in negative ways. Librarians of all stripes have roles and responsibilities towards promoting access and literacy. It’s a wonderful opportunity and privilege and we’re looking forward to sharing the many ways that we do such during this year’s annual meeting.

So … will you be there? Early bird registration runs through September 25th. Don’t miss out!

NEW THIS YEAR, we’re offering a special rate to librarians and other information professionals. We realize that the content of Monday’s program may be of interest to colleagues beyond medical and health sciences librarianship, and we invite you to join us!

Remember, too, that ANYONE attending NAHSL 2015 may submit an abstract for a presentation, poster, or paper. Details are available on the website and that deadline is fast approaching! Submit today!!

On behalf of the 2015 Planning Committee, we look forward to seeing you in Providence!

Consumers and Evidence-Based Practice

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

You are invited to join us at UMassMed School for the Medical Library Association webinar, Consumers and Evidence-Based Practice: Understanding the Evidence Behind the Headlines, presented by Connie Schardt.  The NN/LM NER purchased the rights for our members to view it together onsite at UMassMed School’s Lamar Soutter Library in Worcester, MA.  If you cannot attend the webinar at UMassMed School, your consortia may view the webinar recording.  Please contact Meredith Solomon to request access to the recording and participant manual.

To attend the webinar at UMassMed on Wednesday, August 12th at 2 PM, please register in our regional training calendar.  You can apply CE units from this webinar towards the Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization.


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