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Professional Development

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

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

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)

Hospital Library Chat – Partnership at the Point of Care

Date: Tuesday October 7, 2015

Time: 10-11am

Register here

Collaborations can advance nursing care and improve patient outcomes. Nurses need easy access to specific resources to practice evidence based care and they require effective skills to use them.  Librarians provide the evidence-based resources and support training.  This session, presented by Amy Knehans will describe a successful partnership in introducing and promoting the Nursing Reference Center (NRC) at the Point of Care throughout the Department of Nursing via the shared governance Council structure. Participants will be encouraged to share how they are collaborating with nurses at their institutions to support evidence based practice and nursing research activities.

Amy  is the Clinical Outreach, Liaison, and Instruction Librarian, at the Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey.  Amy is liaison to Clinical Pharmacy, Dermatology, Medicine, Nursing and Physician Assistant Programs. She teaches about evidence-based information sources, coordinates the library’s departmental liaison program and oversees and implements clinical support services, and supports the needs of the clinical community.

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