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Disaster Information Specialist Webinar: CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Response Efforts and Information Training

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

WHEN:  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  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.

TOPIC:  “CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Response Efforts and Information Training”
John Koerner, MPH, CIH, Chief of the CBRNE Branch at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will discuss how ASPR and other HHS agencies prepare for and respond to CBRNE incidents. The webinar will also include an introduction and demonstration of the new online CBRNE information training class developed by NLM Disaster Health.

LOGIN: Meeting URL:

Event Password: 1234

Audio conference information
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208

Access code: 621 951 676

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.


If you are in the area you can attend the meeting in person at our offices at 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD, Suite 440. Park in the visitor’s parking lot (we will validate your parking), walk to the middle building (Democracy Two) and take the elevator to the 4th floor. Suite 440 is around the corner behind the elevators.


For more information on this and past meetings, see

Registration Open for 2016 NN/LM SE/A Online Classes

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) would like to announce additional online continuing educational opportunities. Each class provides continuing education contact hours from the Medical Library Association.

The following classes will be available through the NN/LM Moodle course platform.

Upon successful completion, these classes will have 4 MLA CE Contact Hours with the exception of Chemicals, Drugs, and Genetics which will have 6 MLA CE Contact Hours.

The following live online webinars will be available:

These classes will include an additional assignment post webinar for a total of 2 MLA CE Contact Hours.

You may register for any of these educational opportunities and more by visiting the NN/LM SE/A Training Schedule.

Please contact Tony Nguyen, Access/Communications Coordinator, at for more information or questions.

Deadline Extension to May 13: HSLANJ Spring 2016 Group Licensing Offer

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The deadline for participating in the Spring 2016 Offer via the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative has been extended until May 13, 2016 (originally set for May 2). This is the new, but final deadline for all Spring 2016 Offer packets to be received.

Please note: As of 4/13/16, a new, updated version of the Spring 2016 Offer was uploaded, reflecting significantly reduced pricing on ISPG products. Take a moment to download this new version of the Offer if you have not already done so, in order to work off the most recent document.

All medical librarians in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic (MAR) and Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Regions are welcome to participate in this technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI).

For more information and to participate, please contact Robert T. Mackes, HSLANJ Executive Director, at 570-856-5952, and/or visit

The HSLANJ GLI is endorsed by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) as the lead organization capable of assisting health sciences librarians obtain resources.

Founded in 1972, HSLANJ is a non-profit organization which encourages the professional development and advancement of librarianship to improve the quality of library services provided by health care organizations.  To learn more, visit

The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C, University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System, as well as Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C, University of Maryland Baltimore.

Introducing the NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Photo of Ashley Cuffia

Greetings DOCLINE Community,

My name is Ashley Cuffia, and I am the Coordinator for the new NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office.

Starting on May 1st, 2016, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine user support for DOCLINE will be managed by the NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO). This office is hosted by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus. This new national office will combine all customer service of DOCLINE into one office thereby eliminating the need for each regional office to provide support. In addition to handling the day-to-day customer support of DOCLINE, NDCO will also provide DOCLINE training and LinkOut assistance.

The NN/LM will be eliminating all 1-800 service, so a dedicated telephone number and email address have been created for NDCO, so if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact me at (410)706-4173 or email

The NDCO office will be open 9:00 AM ET through 7:00 PM ET, to allow for expanded coverage.

I am looking forward to this great opportunity to serve the DOCLINE community.

Ashley Cuffia
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Telephone Support Changes at NN/LM SE/A

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Due to rising costs and decreased usage, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine will discontinue the 1-800-338-7657 telephone service. Beginning May 1, 2016, the Southeastern/Atlantic Regional office can be reached at 410-706-2855 or, via email, at DOCLINE questions should go to 410-706-4173 or, via email, at

Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340-01 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.