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Save the Date: Science Boot Camp

Friday, January 30th, 2015

This year’s New England Science Boot Camp will be held June 17-19 on the lovely campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.  Selection of this year’s science session topics has not been finalized, but will be announced in February. In addition to the three science sessions, this year’s boot camp will feature an evening presentation on the History of Science and a hands-on Capstone activity in which boot campers will work collaboratively to create data management plans from actual research cases.

This year Science Boot Campers can opt to arrive early on Tuesday evening or stay an additional night on Friday (at additional cost) to enjoy the sights and activities in the Bowdoin area. A tour of Bowdoin’s Coastal Center on Orr’s Island will be available to campers who opt to stay later on Friday.

Are you going to SLA in Boston? Consider heading up to boot camp afterwards!  Brunswick is the gateway to mid-coast Maine and is an easy three hour drive from Boston. Public transportation is also an option, via Greyhound bus or the Amtrak Downeaster.  Each provide daily service from Boston to Brunswick.

Registration for Science Boot Camp will open April 9th  and will be announced via e-mail, the e-Science Community blog, and on Twitter @NERescience. For further questions, please contact Donna Kafel, at



Breaking an EHR system: a sandbox workshop

Monday, January 26th, 2015

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region is offering this free workshop to its members.

Date: April 24, 2015

Place: Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School

Time: 10AM-2PM

Instructor: PJ Grier, Outreach/Access Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Register at

Class Description:

The overall objective is to give librarians an opportunity to “touch and feel” the functionality of a certified electronic health record system (EHR-S) in a “safe harbor” demonstration environment. Because many health sciences librarians are currently excluded from accessing their institutional electronic health record system (EHR-S) on an operational, day-to-day basis, this class provides that opportunity, albeit in a “practice” environment.

EHRs are crucial building blocks in the formation of an encrypted national health information network. This is a key reason why health sciences librarians continue to be engaged in important EHR supporting roles within their respective institutions with regard to planning, deployment and even optimization efforts. Now is the time to start evaluating and identifying strategies of how health sciences librarians can best contribute to the value of an EHR from a daily operations, patient care perspective.

This course will access an EHR-S via actual use in a demo environment. Through guided instruction, lecture and videos, students will create practice authentication that will enable them to access and experiment with the functionality of a certified EHR-S. Practice system exercises include dashboard components such as charting, custom texts, adding/registering a new patient, alerts/warnings, medication reconciliation, patient scheduling, meaningful use and billing. From a clinical encounter perspective, there will be sufficient “sandbox” time to enter appropriate ICD-9 diagnosis codes and/or diagnosed health conditions, treatment plans and patient education information (via NLM’s MedlinePlus Connect query process), into the clinical narrative (SOAP Note) of a fictitious patient, as a “physician user”.

Change Management Symposium (free): 3/20/15

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Date: March 20, 2015 (April 10 Snow Date)

Location: UMASS Medical School, Worcester, MA (Albert Sherman Center, The Cube, 3rd Floor)

Time: 8:30am (Registration); 9:00am Program begins

Click here to register

In recent years, health sciences libraries struggle with an unprecedented rate of change within their host institutions and the larger healthcare industry. In trying to reconcile these challenges, our best laid plans for innovation are often stalled in the implementation phase. Change Management employs best practices to shepherd the implementation of these innovative, process changes from inertia to fruition. Those who master the tenets of Change Management not only succeed in navigating change, but can also serve as change agents within our host institutions.

However, before we can become those change agents, we must first model those best practices ourselves. This day-long symposium will outline the elements of change management and provide a framework to apply these concepts to our unique library circumstances. By the end of the symposium, each attendee will leave with a personal work plan that identifies an innovative process change and a strategy for bringing that innovation to fruition.


Keynote: Change Management in Libraries- Catherine Soehner, Associate Dean for Research & Learning Services, University of Utah

Changes in Professional Skills – Brandy King, Knowledge Linking

Applying Changes in Health Science Libraries:

Informatics Integration-Maureen Dunn, Concord Hospital

QA & CME Integration-Jeannine Gluck, EHCN Network

Going Digital – Beth Schneider, MGH and Lisa Carter, Hartford Hospital Borrower Testimonial

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014


In early October, we announced the acquisition of a membership to for our Network Member’s use.

Hear what one borrower, Donna Belcinski, Clinical Librarian at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT, has to say about

“I love this site! I have found a lot of useful information on so many subjects. I viewed videos on making presentations, writing, instructional design, and marketing. All were easy to understand and helpful. I’m learning Quickbooks for a part-time job that I have as a bookkeeper, and being able to go and get a feel for it first was a big help. It has made my orientation to the job much shorter than if I had not had access to this resource. There are too many other topics to list here, but I think there is something for everyone at I use it often, and recommend it highly.”

Please find the original announcement with a description of and instructions on how to borrow a login below: is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Members receive unlimited access to a vast library of almost 3,000 high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals.

Email to borrow a two week subscription. The membership is available for use by one borrower at a time per lending period. You must have the latest version of QuickTime or Windows Media Player installed on your computer. To use the NN/LM NER account, free-of-charge, you must be a current staff member at an NN/LM NER member library. To browse a sampling of the type of tutorials available please visit


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