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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

May NIH News in Health Now Available

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Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research: To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark



Sex and Gender
How Being Male or Female Can Affect Your Health
Men and women are similar in many ways, but sex and social factors can affect your risk for disease, your response to medications, and how often you seek medical care. Read more about sex, gender, and health.









Going Gluten Free?
Necessary for Some, Optional for Others
A gluten-free diet can be a lifestyle choice for many. But for those with a condition known as celiac disease, it’s a medical necessity. Read more about gluten and celiac disease.






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

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

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

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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

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

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