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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

August NIH News in Health Now Available

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Positive Emotions and Your Health
Developing a Brighter Outlook

A growing body of research suggests that having a positive mental outlook might benefit your physical health.








All About ALS
Understanding a Devastating Disorder

ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a deadly condition that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling muscles, such those as in the arms, legs, and face. Scientists are working to gain new insights into ALS.

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National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SE/A Region Office Closed for Independence Day Weekend

The National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.   The NN/LM SE/A offices will reopen on Monday, July 6, 2015.

Call for Applications: NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2015-2016

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, which focuses on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries, is accepting applications through July 20, 2015.

Fellows will have the opportunity to experience another library environment and to work closely with a mentor and collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. The multi-faceted program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community. Candidates with a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries and with leadership experience in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings are encouraged to apply.

Sixty-seven fellows and fifty-seven different mentors have participated in the program since its beginning. To date, twenty-seven of sixty-one graduate fellows have received director appointments. Overall, 75% of fellow graduates have been promoted to director or other positions of higher responsibility.

Download the program brochure, which includes information on program design, schedule, and application process. For more information about the program, please contact Carol Jenkins, Program Director, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee,

Beyond the SEA Webinar – July 16 – Creating Partnerships with Community Colleges: an NN/LM SE/A Funded Project – Recording Available

The recording for this webinar is:

Date/Time: Thursday, July 16, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST)

Presenter: Brenda Linares, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach Liaison Librarian and Coordinator of the Graduate Assistants, Rachel Hinrichs, MS, Research Assistant, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator at

Summary: Brenda Linares and Rachel Hinrichs of UNC, Chapel Hill will discuss their NN/LM SE/A funded project to collaborate with librarians, students, faculty, and staff at Community Colleges due to the role they play in training and development of allied health professionals. Based on survey results indicating that 86% of students reported that they learn better with hands-on activities and tutorials, UNC developed interactive training modules on health resources. They will share their methodology and lessons learned from this successful partnership.

Presenter Bio: Brenda Linares, MLIS, AHIP; Outreach Librarian and Coordinator of User Services Graduate Assistants at the Health Sciences Library at UNC Chapel Hill. Prior to that she was the Head of Library Outreach and Community Engagement, at the Louis Calder Memorial Library at the University of Miami, and former NLM Associate Fellow. She received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelors in Finance from California State University, Northridge ( CSUN).

Presenter Bio: Rachel Hinrichs, MS; Research Assistant at the Health Sciences Library at UNC Chapel Hill. She received a Master’s of Science in nutrition from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, and is currently working on her Master’s in Library Science from UNC Chapel Hill.

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.

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Coping with Disasters, Violence, and Traumatic Events

Written by Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Region. Contact Sheila at

In light of the recent, tragic events in Charleston, and after discovering one of the victims worked for the Charleston Regional Public Library, we want to remind everyone about these resources for communities dealing with disasters.

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), a part of the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Specialized Information Services (SIS), has a Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health that might also be of assistance.  It is a database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents, and a quick search using “coping,” provides these results while one for “mass violence” yields the following results.

Preparing with information for the worst of circumstances may help us all help each other.

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