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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

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Reminder: RFI on NLM due Friday, March 13

Friday, March 6th, 2015

If you have made use of NLM resources, think about responding to the following RFI.

This Request for Information (RFI) seeks input regarding the strategic vision for the NLM to ensure that it remains an international leader in biomedical data and health information. In particular, comments are being sought regarding the current value of and future need for NLM programs, resources, research and training efforts, and services (e.g., databases, software, collections) – collectively referred to in this RFI hereafter as “NLM elements”.  Your comments can include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Current NLM elements that are of the most, or least, value to the research community (including biomedical, clinical, behavioral, health services, public health, and historical researchers) and future capabilities that will be needed to support evolving scientific and technological activities and needs.
  • Current NLM elements that are of the most, or least, value to health professionals (e.g., those working in health care, emergency response, toxicology, environmental health, and public health) and future capabilities that will be needed to enable health professionals to integrate data and knowledge from biomedical research into effective practice.
  • Current NLM elements that are of most, or least, value to patients and the public (including students, teachers, and the media) and future capabilities that will be needed to ensure a trusted source for rapid dissemination of health knowledge into the public domain.
  • Current NLM elements that are of most, or least, value to other libraries, publishers, organizations, companies, and individuals who use NLM data, software tools, and systems in developing and providing value-added or complementary services and products and future capabilities that would facilitate the development of products and services that make use of NLM resources.
  • How NLM could be better positioned to help address the broader and growing challenges associated with:
  • Biomedical informatics, “big data”, and data science;
  • Electronic health records;
  • Digital publications; or
  • Other emerging challenges/elements warranting special consideration.

NN/LM SE/A Office Closed Today – March 5, 2015

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

The NN/LM SE/A offices are closed, Thursday, March 5, 2015 due to the inclement weather in the Baltimore area where our offices are located.

The Affordable Care Act / Access to Care – Libraries Making a Difference

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) has space for people outside their region to attend their symposium on The Affordable Care Act.

The NN/LM, MAR is sponsoring a full day symposium for librarians and library staff on the Affordable Care Act and how libraries are making a difference.

Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Sonesta, Philadelphia, PA.

This full-day symposium has something for staff working in every type of library: public, hospital, and academic. Come learn how your library can support the community and your stakeholders under the new healthcare law. Expert speakers will be on hand from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and OCLC’s Health Happens in Libraries, as well as the author of ‘Libraries and the Affordable Care Act,’ published this year by ALA Editions.

View complete speaker line up and get more details at:

Space still available:

SE/A Survey Series: Communications

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

For the fourth and final survey of our 5-minute survey series, SE/A requests your feedback and comments regarding NN/LM SE/A communication activities during 2011-2015. Please consider participating to enter to win a $1500 professional development award.

Survey located at:

To preserve anonymity, participants will be asked to enter contact information through a separate form once the survey is complete. This survey will close at 11:59pm on Thursday March 5.

Questions about the survey questions or contest can be directed to

Additionally, an Open Discussion will follow on Friday March 6, 12-12:30pm. To join this open discussion, we will use Adobe Connect.

What do you need to join this Open Discussion?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL:

  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.)

Test your connection:

Get a quick overview:

NLM and NN/LM SE/A Offices Closed Today, February 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

NLM and the NN/LM SE/A offices are closed, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 due to the inclement weather in the Baltimore and Washington area where our offices are located.

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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