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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

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Beyond the SEA: February 20, 2013 – A Discussion of Funding Opportunities from SE/A in the 2013-2014 Year

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Date:  February 20, 2013               

Time:  Noon to 1:00 pm (EST)

Presenters: J. Dale Prince, Executive Director, NN/LM SE/A

J. Dale Prince will present on the opportunities, schedules, and anticipated outcomes for the 2013-2014 funding program of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region.


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EFTS (Electronic Funds Transfer System) Awards - Apply NOW

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

By: PJ Grier, Outreach and Access Coordinator, SE/A RML

EFTS saves time and money.

For a limited time only, the SE/A Regional Medical Library has several “starter” awards available for Full Members that are active DOCLINE libraries. Starter funds are in the amount of $200.00, for non-EFTS libraries. Current EFTS library members may request $100.00 to continue their participation in the program and affirm their ongoing resource sharing efforts. If approved, funds will be deposited into an EFTS account under your DOCLINE LIBID (Library ID) symbol. Even better, there is no time limit in which the funds must be used. To find more information about the benefits of joining EFTS, go to:  You will also find a sample (“ROI”) quantitative analysis that shows the dollar savings derived from converting to EFTS, if you need to prove value with finance leadership of your institution.

The electronic EFTS award application is painless and takes just minutes to complete. Why not start enjoying the benefits and ease of EFTS by joining the electronic processing initiative like so many fellow DOCLINE libraries?  Questions about EFTS can be directed to, or 860-679-4500.

Hospital Librarian Toolkit Launched

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

By David Midyette, Outreach and Communications Coordinator, NN/LM, SE/A Region

Back in January 2010, hospital librarians from the region, SE/A staff, and experts from around the U.S. converged on Baltimore for a Hospital Librarian Summit. The goal was to look at the future of hospital libraries and librarians, with an eye towards how the SE/A could best support them as they face unprecedented challenges. There were many wonderful discussions about multiple aspects of hospital librarianship, and a good deal was accomplished in a very brief time.

One of the major outcomes of the summit was a desire to create an updated, dynamic, and useful Hospital Librarian Toolkit. After a long brainstorming session, the various ideas were consolidated into main topics. Participants voted for the topics they felt were most important, and a ranked list was produced. From that list and utilizing SE/A expertise, a plan was devised, which has now come to fruition:

Resources for Hospital Librarians

In this LibGuide, we have pulled together resources that address the summit topics as well as other areas that have become increasingly important over the past two years. This guide is intended to be both dynamic and collaborative. The world of hospital librarianship is changing rapidly, so this guide will be updated regularly as issues arise. Collaboration is key and input from the region is vital. If you have questions, concerns, additions, deletions, suggestions, or any other ideas on keeping this guide current and vital, please let us know.

We thank everyone who has contributed to this guide and look forward to supporting hospital libraries and librarians in this ever-changing world.

Please contact David Midyette ( P.J. Grier ( or Sheila Snow-Croft ( with your suggestions and comments.

Share Your Success 2012 and Enter for a Chance to Win a $1000 Scholarship to MLA 2013

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

October is National Medical Librarian Month, and NN/LM SE/A wants to celebrate your success. Last year’s “Share Your Success” event was terrific, featuring a series of awe-inspiring stories about library advocacy. Geetha Sridaran and Kaye Robertson won the drawing for two $1000 travel scholarships for the 2012 MLA meeting in Seattle.

We are repeating the program this year, but with a difference: for 2012, we are looking for two kinds of stories to share on SEA Currents:

a)      Have you proven your worth to an administrator or told someone how important libraries are, changing his or her behavior?

b)      Have you explored new or non-traditional roles, expanding the realm of what a librarian does?

To enter the contest, tell us about your experience. Or share someone else’s story. Medical libraries around the region face ever-larger challenges, and we all need to work together by sharing our successful strategies to ensure a future for our profession and our institutions. Articles will be published on the NN/LM SE/A SEA Currents blog throughout the month of October.

Authors and subjects of articles will be entered into a competition for a$1000 travel scholarship to MLA 2013 in Boston, MA. One scholarship will be awarded and will cover travel: flight, hotel, and per diems up to $1000.

We will accept entries until October 15, 2012. The winner will be announced on October 31, 2012. Please submit articles to David Midyette at

Good luck!

Funding Opportunity: Women’s Health Resources

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are partnering to increase the awareness and access to sex and gender differences research resources available from NIH and their 27 Institutes and Centers through the Women’s Health Resources Portal ( through a funding opportunity. The purpose of the Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Project is to design programs for creating and improving access to and use of sex and gender differences information for university and college students, faculty, librarians and health professionals. Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information that is relevant and usable by the intended audience, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality, professional-level online medical and public health information resource on sex and gender difference basic science, sex-specific studies, disparities, and inclusion research, including the NLM Women’s Health Resources Portal ( that serves as an access point to all NIH sex and gender differences resources. The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations between university / college and their library, specifically medical and Health libraries, to students and faculty to increase the knowledge and awareness of sex and gender differences in research design and reporting. University and colleges libraries may also increase information access to existing partnerships with outside organizations that are primarily focused on health and medical research.

All proposals must be received by September 10, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time). To find more information about this funding opportunity, see the links below:

1)       NIHLM2012431A-Partial Small Business Set-Aside

2)       NIHLM2012431B-Full and Open

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland