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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Beyond the SEA Webinar – March 18, 2015 – Hospital Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST)

Presenter: Heather Holmes, MLIS, AHIP, Clinical Informationist, Summa Health System

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Tony Nguyen, Outreach/Communications Coordinator at tnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: In this session we will discuss the current state of hospital libraries and consider their future in light of the Affordable Care Act, Meaningful Use, and budget cuts. We will especially consider the role the librarian plays and their effect on these changes, as well as ways the library’s resources (including the librarian) can help offset the expenses hospitals are facing.

Presenter Bio: Heather N. Holmes, AHIP, is the Clinical Informationist for Summa Health System’s Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals in Akron, OH. She received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. Prior to accepting the position at Summa, Holmes worked for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, PA; Mount Carmel Hospitals in Columbus, OH; and Mercy College of Northwest Ohio in Toledo, OH. She has presented at several international meetings including MLA and the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME) and was invited to the International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) in Brisbane, Australia, in 2009. Holmes is a 2010 recipient of the National Library of Medicine’s biomedical informatics fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA, as well as one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers for 2011. The position that she currently holds evolved from the clinical work she has been doing over the past several years. She is also a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and the 2014 recipient of the Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • 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: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

NCBI webinar on February 25th: The Next Generation of Access to Sequencing Data

NCBI Webinar: The Next Generation of Access to Sequencing Data: Using NCBI’s SRA Toolkit to Access Data from dbGaP and SRA

Next Wednesday, February 25, 2015, NCBI staff will present a webinar on the SRA Toolkit, a system for accessing the approximately 3.4 Petabases of next-generation genomic and expressed sequence data housed in the NCBI Sequence Read Archive (SRA). As data sets become larger, mining information and performing comparisons directly from structured databases becomes increasingly necessary. The SRA Toolkit is not only capable of dumping the data out as a fastq or sam file, but also provides direct analysis and comparison from specific genomics regions across hundreds or thousands of samples.

In the webinar, we will show examples of configuration and use of the Toolkit for both public SRA and controlled access data associated with studies in the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP).

To register for this webinar, please go here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2847950984085163009

Reminder Today: Beyond the SEA Webinar – February 18, 2015 – Get Started with Coding

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST)

Presenter: Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies/Evaluation Coordinator at ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: This webinar will discuss common challenges for librarians to get started with coding in the library context and provide practical tips.

Presenter Bio: Bohyun Kim is the Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. She is the author of a book, the Library Mobile Experience: Practices and User Expectations (ALA TechSource, 2013), and her new book about gamification is to be published soon. She is the founding editor of ACRL TechConnect Blog and a closing keynote speaker for the upcoming Library Technology Conference. She regularly tweets @bohyunkim and less frequently writes in her blog, Library Hat.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • 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: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

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

SE/A 5-Minute Survey Series: Network and Exhibits

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

The survey is located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GPSY8T9

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 February 19, 2015.

Questions about the survey questions or contest can be directed to ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Additionally, an Open Discussion will follow on Friday February 20, 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: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • 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: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

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