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NLM and NN/LM SE/A Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NN/LM SE/A) offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MedlinePlus is now on Facebook!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine has launched MedlinePlus Facebook pages in both English and Spanish! You can find MedlinePlus’ Social Media pages here:

Please take a moment to “Like” or “Follow” our pages.

If you have any questions about MedlinePlus’ social media accounts or otherwise, please use the Contact Us link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page to send the MedlinePlus team a message.

HHS Video Prize Challenge – My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response recently kicked off the My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient Video Challenge on The contest invites young people between the ages of 14 and 23 to submit a creative video—up to 60 seconds long—showing how they help their families, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day. The entries will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges and we’ll post the top entries on the My Preparedness Story Video Challenge website so that other people can vote on them. Submissions could be used to help others learn better ways to prepare their communities for disasters and emergencies. And contestants could win up to a $2,000 grand prize. Entries are due on March 28, 2016 at 11 p.m. EST.

PubMed for Trainers: February 2016 Class Openings Available in Bethesda, MD

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

“Even the most seasoned searchers can learn from this course.”

“This training has made it possible for me to create workshops where I am confident the information will be useful to our clientele.”

“The opportunity to collaborate and learn with my colleagues and learn from some of top people in our field is always valuable and transformative.”

“Best PubMed class I have taken in a long time.”

         — Comments from recent “PubMed for Trainers” class participants

There is still time to register for the February session of PubMed for Trainers, online and in-person at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.

February 02, 2016 – February 11, 2016

  • Online Session One: February 02, 2016, 11 am – 1 pm ET
  • Online Session Two: February 04, 2016 11 am – 1 pm ET
  • Online Session Three: February 09, 2016 11 am – 1 pm ET
  • In-person Session Four in Bethesda, Maryland: February 11, 2016 9 am – 4:30 pm ET

If you teach PubMed (to groups or individuals), join us for PubMed for Trainers! Hone your searching and teaching skills in this hybrid class. Following three online sessions, the course culminates in a full-day session on February 11th at the U.S. National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.

Learn more about the course, continuing education credit, and how to register here:

NLM NTC Free Online Training Opportunity: Teaching Topics

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Join members of the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for a free, hour-long presentation that covers three teaching topics.

  1. Jessi Van Der Volgen will discuss tips and tools for creating video tutorials.
  2. Cheryl Rowan will talk about including audience culture and diversity in your training sessions.
  3. Rebecca Brown will demonstrate how to use Zaption in your online training to add interactivity to videos.

Where: Online

When: February 19, 2016 at 10:00 am PT, 11:00 am MT, noon CT, 1:00 pm ET


View other free training opportunities by the NTC and NN/LM at:

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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