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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

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.

Request for Information: Strategic Vision of the National Library of Medicine

As Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg retires as director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, has convened a “Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine” to articulate a strategic vision for the NLM. The groups charge and members can be found here: http://www.nih.gov/about/director/02032015_working-group_nlm.htm.

Today, the working group posted a Request for Information (RFI) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-067.html. 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”.

We hope you’ll consider responding to this RFI. Please note that responses for this RFI are due March 13, 2015.

Free Online TOXNET® Class Offered By the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, asynchronous class called “Discovering TOXNET” from March 2-27, 2015.

Discover TOXNET® and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health. The independent modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, LiverTox, and more.   You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health or environmental sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in TOXNET and the other environmental health and toxicology resources.

How much time?

You will work on your own time over a period of 4 weeks to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There is one required module; the remaining modules are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each module will be offered for 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed modules with a minimum of 1.0 credit hours.

What happens during the class?

This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each module consists of guided interactive online tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos as well as discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

The modules are:

  1. Introduction to TOXNET: 0.5 hour (Required)
  2. TOXLINE: 1.0 hour
  3. ChemIDplus: 2.0 hours
  4. Integrated Risk Information System & Risk Assessment: 1.0 hour
  5. Hazardous Substances Databank: 1.5 hours
  6. Toxic Release Inventory: 1.0 hour
  7. TOXMAP: 1.5 hours
  8. Household Products Database: 0.5 hour
  9. LactMed: 0.5 hour
  10. Haz-Map: 0.5 hour
  11. WISER & CHEMM: 1.0 hour
  12. REMM: 0.5 hour
  13. LiverTox: 0.5 hour

How do I register?

Space in the class are limited, so don’t delay!  Register now at:

http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=809

For questions, contact the NTC at ntc@utah.edu.

SE/A Funding Opportunities Now Available – Deadline for Applications is March 31, 2015

We are pleased to announce the availability of NN/LM SE/A award applications for the 2015-2016 year. The following CFAs are now available on our website. Funding for these awards will begin May 1, 2015; however, the SE/A budget for 2015-2016 has yet to be determined, and all funding is dependent upon availability.

The due date for all applications (which will be awarded until allotted funds are spent) is March 31, 2015, close of business. All proposed projects must be completed by April 30, 2016, and all funds requested must be spent.

NN/LM SE/A award descriptions and applications are available at: http://nnlm.gov/sea/funding.

SE/A 5-Minute Survey Series: Funding

For the second of four 5-minute surveys, SE/A requests your feedback and comments regarding NN/LM SE/A funding opportunities. Please consider participating and enter to win a $1500 professional development award.

The survey for funding is located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GFHJZ6B

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 12.

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

Additionally, an Open Discussion will follow on Friday February 13, 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