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Education and Outreach Coordinator Position Open

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region is accepting applications for the Education and Outreach Coordinator position. The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. If you are interested in the position, please complete the application at:


The adult coloring fad inspired a #colorourcollections week! Explore all the libraries participating in #colorourcollections week on Twitter. Medical libraries participating include the National Library of Medicine, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Does your library have digitized historical materials you can share for #colorourcollections? Do you love coloring? You can share these with art teachers in your community. I sent the link to the art teacher at my daughter’s elementary school. She loved them. I think the #colorourcollections project is a great way to connect the public with historical collections in an engaging, relaxing, interactive way —with coloring!

Resource Guides on Public Health Incidents

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus. Two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated.  Links to these lists are included below and also can be found on our NLM Disaster Health home page.

Please share these resources freely!

These resource lists link to a variety of sources such as:

  • Local, state, federal and international agencies and organizations
  • Database searches for the health information issues around the incidents
  • Social media resources for situational awareness

To keep up-to-date on these and other Disaster Health resources, please sign-up for our email updates:

Submitted by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS
Health Sciences Librarian
Specialized Information Services Division
Disaster Information Management Research Center
6707 Democracy Blvd.  Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
301-496-2742, phone
301-480-3537, fax
“Support for librarians providing disaster information outreach to their communities.”

Make Your Voice Heard on NREPP Priority Areas

[Guest post by Jeannette Hudson]

You have an opportunity to help set SAMHSA priorities. In addition to reviewing submitted programs, SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) will be conducting independent literature reviews to identify important substance abuse and mental health programs and treatments. NREPP has identified a list of topics, many of which are relevant to suicide prevention, and is asking the public to rate the priority of each area. Suicide prevention is not specifically listed, but you can suggest it (and other topics) by adding them in an open text field. The deadline for feedback is January 29.

About NREPP:

NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 350 substance abuse and mental health interventions. NREPP was developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions that are available for implementation. NREPP does not endorse or approve interventions. Learn more about NREPP and current minimum requirements for inclusion in the registry.

Jeannette Hudson, Senior Librarian
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Education Development Center (EDC)
43 Foundry Ave.
Waltham, MA 02453-8313

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