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Betsy L. Humphreys named Acting Director of the National Library of Medicine

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Betsy L. Humphreys was appointed the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Acting Director effective April 1, 2015, following the retirement of Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg. NLM is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health. Humphreys has served as NLM’s deputy director since 2005, sharing responsibility with the Director for overall program development, program evaluation, policy formulation, direction and coordination of all Library activities. As Deputy Director of the Library, Humphreys also coordinated NLM’s extensive activities related to health data standards, serving as US Member and founding Chair of the General Assembly of the International Health Terminology Standards Organisation. She has contributed to the development of NIH and HHS policy on a range of matters, including health information technology, public access to research results, clinical trial registration and results reporting.

Humphreys, who joined the NLM in 1973, previously led the NLM’s Library Operations Division and directed the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) project, which produces knowledge sources to support advanced processing, retrieval, and integration of information from disparate electronic information sources.

Ms. Humphreys is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and a Fellow of the Medical Library Association. She is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence from the American College of Medical Informatics, considered the highest honor in the field of medical informatics, the Marcia C. Noyes Award, which is the Medical Library Association’s highest honor, and the first Cornerstone Award conferred by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.

She received a B.A. from Smith College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.L.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park. (Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/humphreys_acting_director.html)
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Upcoming Moodle class: Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Are you working in the public library or a community organization with a health information aspect?  Do you feel you lack the knowledge to run a health reference service?  Do you offer a patient education service in your hospital library?  The PNR office if offering a series of Moodle classes in the next twelve months on consumer health information.  Starting April 13, Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans – PNR, is the first class offered.  This Moodle class is self-directed with online discussion as well as readings and exercises. This class starts soon and it lasts only three weeks so sign up now.  For more information about this class read below: (more…)

CDC and NLM to Co-Host Webinars (3/24 and 3/26) on Newly-Released Community Health Status Indicators

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Library of Medicine will co-host webinars on March 24 and March 26 on the newly-released Community Health Status Indicators 2015 Web Application. Learn first-hand from experts who developed CHSI 2015 about how best to use this redesigned and newly released web application. Registration information is below.

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Re-forming Health Care: Changes that Impact Patients, Health Systems, and Librarians

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The NN/LM Greater Midwest Region held a symposium on “Re-forming Health Care: Changes that Impact Patients, Health Systems, and Librarians” on March 12, 2015, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Central Time at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Events Center.

The program is archived for post-event participation.  You can register to receive 4 hours MLA CE credit for listening to this online program.

The full 2 hour and 55 minute session is available at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p2orqwfvpcw/.

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RFI on the National Library of Medicine

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Announcing a very important opportunity to contribute feedback of the value of the National Library of Medicine, and to directly influence the future of this organization.

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, has convened a Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine. In particular, comments are being sought regarding the current value of and future need for NLM resources, research and training efforts, and services (e.g., databases, software, collections).

The working group has issued a Request for Information

Please submit your comments here.

Responses will be accepted through March 13, 2015.

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous February 19 with NLM Associate Fellow, Ariel Deardorff

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

“Identifying and Developing New Roles for Librarians: the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship” is the title of current National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, Ariel Deardorff.

Please note that this month’s PNR Rendezvous is on a Thursday.

February 19, 2015 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain)

Ariel Deardorff, Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine, will present an inside look at the Associate Fellowship program and discuss recent projects that showcase new areas of interest at NLM and new roles for librarians. Featured projects areas include data visualization, data management, policy, reference, and clinical terminologies. (more…)