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New Tutorial Approved for MLA CE Credit: Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect

PSR News - Thu, 2019-05-02 14:33

The National Library of Medicine has announced the release of a new tutorial on MedlinePlus Connect. MedlinePlus is a website produced by NLM to provide high-quality health information written for the general public. MedlinePlus Connect is a tool that enables the integration of MedlinePlus resources into external systems like electronic health record systems, patient portals, and other applications.

This training session, of particular interest to hospital librarians and other health sciences information specialists, is intended to provide an introduction to what MedlinePlus Connect does and how, and to point to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution. Register for this on-demand class and complete it at your own pace to obtain one hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit. Additionally, the course is eligible toward Competency 7, Technology and Health, for the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

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NLM Technical Bulletin Turns 50!

PSR News - Thu, 2019-05-02 14:08

Celebrate as the NLM Technical Bulletin turns 50 this month! Take a moment to reflect on its past and share your vision for its future by:

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2019 ACRL Conference Review

GMR News - Thu, 2019-05-02 14:00


I recently received an NNLM-GMR Professional Development Award to attend the 2019 ACRL Conference in Cleveland, OH, where I planned for an experience that would help inform my work with my library’s new systematic review service and my work helping to launch a new undergraduate learning community centered on critical data studies.

My ACRL experience began with a pre-conference session, OER + Scholarly Communication, where I spent the day learning about licensing agreements and the design and use of OER tools. A colleague and I are planning to build a toolkit for librarians interested in diversifying and retaining students in extracurricular innovation activities that use biomedical data, like hackathons and case competitions, so this learning opportunity was especially timely.

The conference was full of opportunities to learn about how academic librarians are working with data, offering data literacy services, and applying critical theory to librarianship. A few of my favorite sessions were:

  1. Improving Ourselves and Improving Care: Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Literature Searching, a session on designing inclusive search strategies;
  2. Sharing with the Community: Advice for Getting Your Writing Published, a session with practical tips for publishing with ACRL;
  3. Academic Library Impact: New Research from ACRL Grant Recipients, a session focused on assessing the impact of academic libraries and library services; and
  4. Setting the Stage for Civic-Minded Education: Casting New Roles for Librarians in Critical Information Literacy Instruction; a session focused on critical info lit that complimented my interests in critical data studies.

There were also several informative sessions on issues experienced by pre-tenure track librarians and issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. And, there were several social opportunities—my favorites being the WOC + LIB Social Hour and a night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I concluded my 2019 ACRL conference experience by presenting with a panel discussing recruitment and retention in STEM librarianship, alongside librarians from University of Michigan and Northwestern University. The panel was well received and presented a means to connect attendees searching for STEM librarianship jobs with open positions.

-Guest Post by Bethany McGowan, Assistant Professor of Library Science at Purdue University 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – May 2, 2019

SEA News - Thu, 2019-05-02 09:44

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.  


Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars May 7 – May 9

Webinars May 14 – May 16

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.


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Visit the All of Us Journey in Emporia, Kansas Today!

MCR News - Wed, 2019-05-01 17:25

The All of Us Journey and the Mobile Education and Enrollment Center is visiting Emporia, KS, now through May 4th. The Journey Exhibit’s first visit will be held at Emporia Public Library.

Emporia Public Library and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine welcomes visitors to explore the Journey Exhibit to learn about precision medicine and the All of Us Research Program.

The goal of the All of Us Research Program is to sign up a million or more participants to share their health data in the effort to expand biomedical research. The nationwide effort is designed to accelerate research and improve health by considering each individual’s lifestyle, surrounding environment and biology that can impact their health differently than others. Those who share their information about their health will be studied by researchers over a period of time. What they learn and discover with help improve health for all of us and future generations.


Following is the Journey schedule for the Emporia and Kansas City area:

April 30-May 1

Emporia Public Library

2023 W 6th Ave.

Emporia, KS 66801

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


May 2- 3

Emporia Public Library

2023 W 6th Ave.

Emporia, KS 66801

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


May 4

Emporia Public Library at the Cinco De Mayo Festival

Downtown Emporia, KS

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


May 7-8

National Alliance for Hispanic Health & Central Avenue Betterman Association – Kansas City

Bethany Park

1120 Central Ave.

Kansas City, KS 66102

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


May 9-10

National Alliance for Hispanic Health & Central Avenue Betterman Association – Kansas City

Bethany Park

1120 Central Ave.

Kansas City, KS 66102

11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Where will the Journey bus travel to next? Go to to check out upcoming visits.


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