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New England Science Boot Camp — Save the Date!

This year’s Science Boot Camp will be held June 15-17, 2016 on the campus of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Science Boot Camp is a fun and affordable 2 ½ day immersion into science topics offering opportunities for librarians and library students interested in science, health sciences, and technology to learn, meet and network in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Now in its eighth year, the New England Science Boot Camp has been hosted on multiple New England campuses and has been attended by librarians and library students from various regions of the US and beyond—and inspired the development of other Science Boot Camps in the West, Southeast, and Canada!

The topics for this year’s SBC science sessions include:

  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Engineering

Each science session will include one scientist presenting an overview of the field, a second scientist discussing research applications within the field. The Capstone session will feature Science Literacy.

Registration for Science Boot Camp will open in April and will be announced via e-mail, the e-Science Community blog, and on Twitter @NERescience.

For further questions, please contact Barbara Merolli at

Please Save the Date for 2016 New England Science Boot Camp June 15-17, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth!


The New England Science Boot Camp Planning Group

Julie Goldman, MLIS
eScience Coordinator
NN/LM New England Region
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA  01655
(508) 856-3048

Preparation for the Naturalization Test

[USCIS announcement]

March 17, 2016
2-3 p.m. (Eastern)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites librarians to participate in a webinar on Thursday, March 17, from 2-3 p.m. (Eastern) on preparation for the naturalization test. During this webinar, USCIS representatives will provide a brief overview of the test components and then highlight specific study materials and where to find them to assist patrons preparing for the test.

A question–and-answer session will follow the presentation. Please note that case-specific inquiries will not be addressed during this webinar.
To register for this session, please follow the steps below:

  • Visit our registration page to confirm your participation
  • Enter your email address and select “Submit”
  • Select “Subscriber Preferences”
  • Select the “Event Registration” tab
  • Complete the questions and select “Submit”

Once we process your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, or if you have not received a confirmation email within two business days, please email us at

Note to media: This webinar is not for press purposes. Please contact the USCIS Press Office at (202) 272-1200 for any media inquiries.

We look forward to engaging with you!

Zika Virus Webinar

[From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv]

The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET/1 PM CT, 12 PM MT

TOPIC:  “Zika Virus Response and Information Resources”

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen will discuss how information resources are pulled together and disseminated for the CDC Zika Virus response. In addition, representatives from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will provide an overview of NLM Disaster Health’s Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide.


Dr. Sonja Rasmussen is the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (the Division that includes the CDC Library) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series. She is also a Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response.


Meeting URL:

Event Password: 1234

For more information on this and past meetings:

NIH News in Health: March Issue

Check out the March issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark


 Anxiety Understanding Anxiety Disorders
When Panic, Fear, and Worries Overwhelm

Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 American adults each year, creating fear and uncertainty that interfere with everyday activities. The good news is that most anxiety disorders get better with treatment. Read more about anxiety disorders.
 Balance Dizziness and Balance Problems in Kids
Spinning Sensations and Unsteadiness

Most dizziness and balance problems are temporary. But they might also signal a more serious condition that could have a lasting impact on a child’s health. Read more about dizziness and balance disorders.

Health Capsules:

Researchers Find a Mechanism for Schizophrenia

The Benefits of Walking

Featured Website: Mind Your Risks


Click here to download a PDF version for printing.

Visit our Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or let us know what you find helpful about the newsletter. We’d like to hear from you!

Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-402-7337 for more information.

Vicki Contie, Writer/Editor
National Institutes of Health
Office of the Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
Bldg. 31, Rm. 5B58, MSC 2094
Bethesda, MD 20892-2090
Phone:  301-435-7479    Fax:  301-402-0395

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