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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 22, 2018

Fri, 2018-06-22 07:13

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.  

Top Items of Interest

 NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars June 25-29

Webinars July 9-13

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars and classes.

NNLM Webinars Available on YouTube**

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Miscellaneous News

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

 

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SEAside Webinar: The Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic: A Public Health Response – July 12, 2018 2 PM ET

Thu, 2018-06-21 17:03

Date/Time: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Presenter: J. Aaron Johnson, PhD, Interim Director, Institute of Public and Preventive Health and Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Aimee Gogan.

Presentation Summary: This presentation will briefly examine the history behind the US opiate crisis as well as current epidemiology including variations by region and state. The second half of the presentation will describe some of the evidence-based efforts available for treating opiate use disorders as well as efforts being implemented to prevent future use. The presentation concludes with promising examples being implemented in other countries and a discussion of some of the barriers associated with implementing similar approaches in the US.

Presenter Bio:  J. Aaron Johnson, PhD is Interim Director of the Institute of Public and Preventive Health and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences. For more than 15 years, his research interests have been focused on the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices, primarily in substance abuse. Currently, he is Principal Investigator on 3 grants including a training grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide training on alcohol and drug Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to health professional students across the Augusta University campus; an Offender Reentry Program grant from SAMHSA to initiate substance abuse treatment services with incarcerated persons and successfully transition them to community-based treatment upon release; and a health literacy grant from the National Library of Medicine that is also focused on incarcerated populations. His work has been funded by a number of federal and state agencies as well as private foundations and has been widely published in journals across many disciplines.

Upon completion of the SEAside Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 contact hour of continuing education credit award by the Medical Library Association. Participants will receive a code to which they will enter in medlib-ed.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar

To Join the Training Session

1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tb01cce95b5f8f436dfeae312b9933539
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
3. Enter the session password: nnlm
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click this link.

To Join the Session by Phone Only

  • To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.
  • Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
  • Global call-in numbers
  • Access code: 627 227 643

To update this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link.

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Job Opportunity: NNLM SEA Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator

Tue, 2018-06-19 12:47

Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of professional health information topics, training areas, and coordination of the communications program for the regional medical library. The Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator develops and teaches in-person and online courses to promote access to health information. The coordinator creates and coordinates an outreach plan and related projects to address the health information needs of healthcare providers and information professionals. This librarian is also responsible for managing the region’s social media program, as well as creating content for the region’s website and newsletter. In partnership with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices, the coordinator produces national programming and collaborates with other SEA coordinators to exhibit NLM’s resources at national, regional, and state meetings.

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track, faculty position reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of four librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Develops outreach projects improving information access for health professionals and their intermediaries in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians.
  • Coordinates an overall outreach plan taking into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites particularly in the areas of access to quality health information for health professionals
  • Coordinates communication and promotion of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services including but not limited to exhibits, webinars, presentations, librarian advocacy, featured articles for SEA Currents, and contact with health and health informational professionals and community associations.
  • Coordinates, implements, and evaluates the SEA social media program to determine appropriate promotional communications support of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services.
  • Develops strategies and materials promoting the use of NLM and NNLM products and services to target populations such as health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Maintains standards of accessibility for all resources created and maintained in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming
  • Promotes and solicit applications for NNLM SEA awards; assisting potential applicants with their proposals, monitor progress and follow-up for awards in progress
  • Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM’s resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Participates in other activities of the SEA that lead toward improved health information access, use, and literacy in the region.
  • Serves as ex-officio and support to the SEA Medical Librarians Program Advisory Group

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus, and other NLM resources
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
  • Experience with teaching and training
  • Experience with health information education with the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Knowledge of, or experience in medical librarianship
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability in obtaining results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications
  • Experience with Moodle LMS and WebEx technologies

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by July 20, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/OECCRML.

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Call for Applicants: Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting

Tue, 2018-06-19 06:44

Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Then you need to apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held Nov. 10 – 14 in San Diego, CA.

We anticipate funding approximately 8 non-local librarians (at least $1,235) and 2 local librarians (at least $730). The award will reimburse you for the cost of APHA membership and early-bird conference registration. Non-local librarians receive additional funds to help offset the cost associated with travel.

The eligibility requirements are below.

  • be a librarian or information specialist with an MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree;
  • work with or have accepted a librarian/information specialist position that now includes, or will include in the near future, working with public health practitioners or PH/PH-related students, staff, and faculty; and
  • be a United States citizen or have permanent resident status (i.e., a holder of a green card)

To apply, visit: https://sites.google.com/view/sewellstipend/apply. The deadline is Wednesday, July 18, at 11:00 PM CST. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Glenn (emily.glenn@unmc.edu). See a list of past recipients reports about attendance at the conference benefited them professionally: https://sites.google.com/view/sewellstipend/past-recipient-meeting-reports.

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Request for Quotations – 2018 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

Mon, 2018-06-18 13:08

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information Retrieval
  • Skills Development
  • Resource Development and Dissemination
  • PrEP Navigator Resource Development and Dissemination
  • Equipment Acquisition

Emphasis will be placed upon small businesses and the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these projects:

  • Community-based organizations (CBO) or patient advocacy groups currently providing AIDS-related services to the affected community. This encompasses both individual groups wishing to enhance their own services, as well as several cooperating for the purpose of this project;
  • Public Libraries wishing to serve their communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve the public health in the area of HIV/AIDS-related services.
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services to the affected community; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project. At least one of the organizations managing the project must be a community-based organization, library or department of public health.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Tuesday, July 10TH, 2018, 12:00 pm EST.

The solicitation for the 2018 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site (www.fbo.gov).

Solicitation Number: NIHLM201800068

Combined Synopsis/Solicitation: https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9f2b90ee51a165eb1bf79530a1578a9d&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

Primary Point of Contact:
Markita Simmonds, Contract Specialist
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Office Phone: 301-827-6469
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: markita.simmonds@nih.gov

Secondary Point of Contact:
Robin Hope, Contracting Officer
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Office Phone: 301-827-6416
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: robin.hope@nih.gov

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov) Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2018 RFQ.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 15, 2018

Fri, 2018-06-15 07:32

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.  

Top Item of Interest

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: June 18-22

Webinars June 25-29

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars and classes.

NNLM Webinars Available on YouTube**

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Substance Misuse

Miscellaneous News

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

 

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NNLM SEA, NDCO closed Memorial Day, May 28, 2018

Wed, 2018-06-13 12:06

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SEA Region, the National DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) will be closed on

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Moodle Class Announcement: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – July 9 – August 31, 2018

Tue, 2018-06-12 15:45

The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) invites you to participate in Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles. This course will be primarily held via the Moodle platform with optional WebEx discussions. This course is designed to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area.

DatesJuly 9 – August 31, 2018

Register: To register for this course, please visit the class details page.

The class size for this course is limited to 40 students. We will begin a waitlist if there are more interested in participating.

Course instructors for the winter session are Ann Glusker, Pacific Northwest RegionDerek Johnson, Greater Midwest RegionAlicia Lillich, MidContinental RegionAnn Madhavan, Pacific Northwest RegionAimee Gogan, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, and Elaina Vitale, Mid-Atlantic Region.

Please contact Aimee Gogan with questions.

Description: Class Overview

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

The Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the March 7, 2016 NNLM Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum, top selections from the NNLM MCR Data Curation/Management Journal Club and NNLM PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club’s articles, NINR’s Nursing Research Boot Camp, recommended readings from previous cohorts, and Big Data University’s Big Data Fundamentals online course.

Participants will have the opportunity to share what they learned with the instructor from each section of the course content either through WebEx discussions or Moodle Discussions within each Module. These submissions can be used to help support the student’s views expressed in the final essay assignment.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete the course will:

  • Explain the role big data plays in clinical patient outcomes.
  • Explain current/potential roles in which librarians are supporting big data initiatives
  • Illustrate the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective
  • Articulate their views/options on the role health sciences sector librarians is in supporting big data initiatives

NOTE: Participants will articulate their views on why health sciences librarians should or should not become involved in supporting big data initiatives by sharing a 500-800 word essay. Students are encouraged to be brave and bold in their views so as to elicit discussions about the roles librarians should play in this emerging field. Participants are encouraged to allow their views to be published on a NNLM online blog/newsletter as part of a dialog with the wider health sciences librarian community engaging in this topic. Your course instructors will reach out to you following the completion of the course.

On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from the Big Data University.

This is a semi-self-paced course (“semi” meaning there are completion deadlines).

Course Expectations: To complete this course for nine hours of MLA contact hours, participants are expected to:

  • Spend 1-2 hours completed the work within each module.
  • Commit to complete all activities and articulate your views within each module.
  • Complete course requirements by the deadline established in each module.
  • Coordinate with a course instructor to publish your observations/final assignments on a NNLM blog/newsletter
  • Provide course feedback on the Online Course Evaluation Form

Grading: Grades for this course is simply a pass/fail grading system. When your submission meets the assignment’s expectations, you will receive full credit for the contact hours for that Module. For submissions that are unclear or incomplete, you may be requested for more information until your instructor approves.

  • For discussion posts, your activity will be marked as complete after you’ve submitted a discussion AND your instructor assigns a point to mark as complete
  • If you participate in WebEx Journal Club Discussions (when available), your instructor will assign points in the Discussions for that module.
  • Students have the option to accept fewer contact hours. However, you will need to inform your course instructors ahead of time.

This is a Medical Library Association approved course that will earn students 9 contact hours.

 

The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) invites you to participate in Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles. This course will be primarily held via the Moodle platform with optional WebEx discussions. This course is designed to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area.

DatesJuly 9 – August 31, 2018

Register: To register for this course, please visit the class details page.

The class size for this course is limited to 40 students. We will begin a waitlist if there are more interested in participating.

Course instructors for the winter session are Ann Glusker, Pacific Northwest RegionDerek Johnson, Greater Midwest RegionAlicia Lillich, MidContinental RegionAnn Madhavan, Pacific Northwest RegionAimee Gogan, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, and Elaina Vitale, Mid-Atlantic Region.

Please contact Aimee Gogan with questions.

Description: Class Overview

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

The Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the March 7, 2016 NNLM Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum, top selections from the NNLM MCR Data Curation/Management Journal Club and NNLM PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club’s articles, NINR’s Nursing Research Boot Camp, recommended readings from previous cohorts, and Big Data University’s Big Data Fundamentals online course.

Participants will have the opportunity to share what they learned with the instructor from each section of the course content either through WebEx discussions or Moodle Discussions within each Module. These submissions can be used to help support the student’s views expressed in the final essay assignment.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete the course will:

  • Explain the role big data plays in clinical patient outcomes.
  • Explain current/potential roles in which librarians are supporting big data initiatives
  • Illustrate the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective
  • Articulate their views/options on the role health sciences sector librarians is in supporting big data initiatives

NOTE: Participants will articulate their views on why health sciences librarians should or should not become involved in supporting big data initiatives by sharing a 500-800 word essay. Students are encouraged to be brave and bold in their views so as to elicit discussions about the roles librarians should play in this emerging field. Participants are encouraged to allow their views to be published on a NNLM online blog/newsletter as part of a dialog with the wider health sciences librarian community engaging in this topic. Your course instructors will reach out to you following the completion of the course.

On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from the Big Data University.

This is a semi-self-paced course (“semi” meaning there are completion deadlines).

Course Expectations: To complete this course for nine hours of MLA contact hours, participants are expected to:

  • Spend 1-2 hours completed the work within each module.
  • Commit to complete all activities and articulate your views within each module.
  • Complete course requirements by the deadline established in each module.
  • Coordinate with a course instructor to publish your observations/final assignments on a NNLM blog/newsletter
  • Provide course feedback on the Online Course Evaluation Form

Grading: Grades for this course is simply a pass/fail grading system. When your submission meets the assignment’s expectations, you will receive full credit for the contact hours for that Module. For submissions that are unclear or incomplete, you may be requested for more information until your instructor approves.

  • For discussion posts, your activity will be marked as complete after you’ve submitted a discussion AND your instructor assigns a point to mark as complete
  • If you participate in WebEx Journal Club Discussions (when available), your instructor will assign points in the Discussions for that module.
  • Students have the option to accept fewer contact hours. However, you will need to inform your course instructors ahead of time.

This is a Medical Library Association approved course that will earn students 9 contact hours.

 

 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 08, 2018

Fri, 2018-06-08 07:40

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.  

Top Items of Interest

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Webinars: June 11-15

Webinars: June 18-22

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars and classes.

NNLM Webinars Available on YouTube**

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Substance Misuse

Miscellaneous News

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

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Professional Development Award Recipients Announced

Thu, 2018-06-07 13:04

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region is pleased to announce the recipients of the Professional Development Award. The purpose of this award is to strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members to improve access to health information for healthcare providers and consumers and to build professional capacity in support of the goals of the NNLM.

Current recipients of the award are:

Georgia Health Sciences Library Association

  • Project Manager: Carolann Curry, GHSLA Continuing Education Chair
  • Budget: $1,500
  • Project Description: This award will be used to support an in-person CE training on systematic reviews to members of GHSLA to help with developing and managing a systematic review service and matching review type to research questions.

Humanity Road, Boydton, VA

  • Project Manager: Cat Graham, Chief Operations Officer
  • Budget: $1,474.30
  • Project Description: The project will be used to conduct public education outreach to Increase awareness and use of NLM information resources, and establish the local library and the NLM as a primary source for reliable and authenticated content by training the public in the use of medical information resources.

MLA Mid-Atlantic Chapter

  • Project Managers: Roger Russell, Chair, MAC Professional Development Committee & Emilie Ludeman, Co-Chair MAC Annual Meeting Planning Committee
  • Budget: $3,000
  • Project Description: This project will be used to support travel expenses for the MAC Annual Meeting for MLA CE classes and also support the leadership panel planned during the Annual Meeting.

Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association

  • Project Manager: Lindsay Blake, Chair Elect, Program Chair of Southern Chapter/MLA
  • Budget: $4,500
  • Project Description: This project will be used to support the travel expenses for guest speakers at the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual meeting covering topics on Data, Diversity and Inclusion, and challenges for academic and hospital libraries in the future.

Please take a moment to congratulate this year’s Professional Development awardees! Currently funds are still available for the Professional Development Award. This award will remain open until funds are depleted. Apply while funds are still available!

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New Executive Director of SEA

Wed, 2018-06-06 12:59

I am delighted to announce that Tony Nguyen, will be the new Executive Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern Atlantic Region following in the traditions of excellence set by Jenkins, Grefsheim, Meakin, Kelly, and Prince. This is effective Monday, June 11th.

Many of you know Tony from his work in many SEA coordinator roles over the past four years. His affinity and affection for our region, his leadership skills, and his collaborative nature will make him an excellent leader. I look forward to working with him.

Many thanks to Alexa Mayo who has ably and enthusiastically kept the SEA ship of state afloat, and of course, thanks to the SEA team who have learned to love ambiguity and have been consummate professionals, “keeping calm and carrying on.”

Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Tony on his new role and thanking Alexa for her steady and collaborative hand over the past few months.

Regards,

M.J.

M.J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA

Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine,

Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Director, National DOCLINE Coordinating Office

University of Maryland, Baltimore

601 West Lombard Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

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NNLM SEA Exhibitor Award Recipients Announced

Tue, 2018-06-05 10:27

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region is pleased to announce the recipients of the Exhibitor Award. The purpose of the award is to provide funding for exhibits at state and/or local meetings of health professionals, information professionals and health consumers.

Current recipients of the award are:

Transforming Lives and More Inc. (aka TLM Network), Tamarac, FL

  • Project Manager: Dr. Mary M. Howrey, EdD, MALS, MS, BSEd, Executive Director/Medical Librarian
  • Budget: $1,984.00
  • Project Description: Exhibit at the 37th Annual Broward Aging Network Conference

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library, Columbia, SC

  • Project Manager: Steven Patrick Wilson, Web Architect & Outreach Librarian
  • Budget: $1,708.03
  • Project Description: Exhibit at the South Carolina Chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (SCAAIDD) Annual Meeting

Restored Generation, Inc., Claremont, NC

  • Project Manager: Janice Moore, Director of the Youth Department
  • Budget: $1,450.00
  • Project Description: Exhibit at the Summer Youth Camp

Please take a moment to congratulate this year’s Exhibit awardees! Currently funds are still available for the Exhibitor Award. This award will remain open until funds are depleted. Apply while funds are still available!

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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 01, 2018

Fri, 2018-06-01 08:05

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.  

 Top Items of Interest

 NNLM News

 Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

 Webinars: June 4-8

Webinars: June 11-15

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars and classes.

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

NIH News

 NLM News

 NLM Technical Bulletin

 NCBI Insights

 Focus on All of Us/Precision Medicine

 Miscellaneous News

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

 

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Technology Improvement Award Recipients Announced

Thu, 2018-05-31 12:53

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region is pleased to announce the recipients of the Technology Improvement Award. The purpose of this award is to support a specific project or service that increases the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by purchasing, installing, and/or upgrading hardware and software.

Recipients of the award are:

Carver Parks and Recreation Center, Johnson City, TN

  • Project Title: Action Behind Education
  • Project Manager: Herb Greenlee, Supervisor
  • Budget: $13,300.00
  • Project Description: Chronic Illness and Disease Awareness (CIDA) is the only organization that educates the Tri-Cities community about chronic illnesses. CIDA’s primary objective in this project is to increase health literacy among children and seniors through expanding its workshops and creating new Computer Lab sessions that provide participants with increased access to NLM resources.

Georgetown University Medical Center, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Washington, DC

  • Project Title: Deployment and Use of iPad Minis in an Urban Academic Medical Center & Health System
  • Project Manager: Douglas L. Varner, Assistant Dean for Information Management / Chief Biomedical Informationist
  • Budget: $14,744.80
  • Project Description: Assess the utility of iPad Mini tablet devices for use by neonatal intensive care unit and pathology residents at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC at point-of-care clinical settings.

University of South Alabama, Biomedical Library, Mobile, AL

  • Project Title: Continuing on PATHS (Patient/Parent Access To Health Sources) Leading to Excellent Patient Care
  • Project Manager: Rachel F. Fenske, Assistant Librarian/Information Services/Outreach Librarian
  • Budget: $14,998.47
  • Project Description: PATHS Leading to Excellent Patient Care will allow patients and families of the University of South Alabama (USA) Medical Center and the High Risk OB/GYN and Well Baby units of the USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital to access quality health information through the use of Android tablets. Nurse educators and other health care professionals at both facilities will have a means to enhance the current individual educational needs of the patients, parents and family members by accessing the free electronic resources from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Please take a moment to congratulate this year’s Technology Improvement awardees!

 

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Health Information Outreach Award Recipients Announced

Thu, 2018-05-31 08:49

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region is pleased to announce the recipients of the Health Information Outreach Award. The purpose of this award is to provide support for projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability of patients, family members, students and members of the general public to find and use health information; or improve health professionals’ access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information.

Recipients of the award are:

Augusta University, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Augusta, GA

  • Project Title: For the Public Good: Connecting Research and Community
  • Project Manager: Peter Shipman, Dental Medicine and Cancer Librarian
  • Budget: $10,381.80
  • Project Description: This project is designed to provide a series of presentations regarding public participation in clinical research studies, partner with public libraries and federally qualified health centers as community resources, increase awareness of the All of Us research program, and increase public interest and participation in clinical research studies.

Augusta University, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Augusta, GA

  • Project Title: Augusta-Richmond Community Health Outreach Project
  • Project Managers: Ansley Stuart Allied Health Librarian, Steph Hendren Nursing Information Librarian, and Tracey Busbee Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
  • Budget: $1,638.00
  • Project Description: This project is designed to provide reliable and free access health information to residents within the Richmond County. Using the public libraries as a host venue, various speakers and officials will teach participants about health issues relevant to the Augusta area such as opioid use, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, domestic abuse, and diabetes.

Virginia Commonwealth University, Center on Health Disparities, School of Medicine, Richmond, VA

  • Project Title: Collaborative for Health Literacy: East End Consumer Health Outreach and Computer Access
  • Project Manager: Marcie Wright, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor
  • Budget: $14,917.80
  • Project Description: This project promotes National Library of Medicine resources for online consumer health in interdisciplinary collaboration with public libraries, state and local health agencies. The project will provide community trainings at neighborhood centers in a historically African American, low-income, food and resource desert community of Richmond, Virginia. Participants will receive small group health literacy education via a mobile computer lab to enhance technology access, health application knowledge, and connection to health services and providers.

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

  • Project Title: Development and Dissemination of a Health Information Literacy Training for Rural Youth
  • Project Manager: Melissa Cox, Assistant Professor
  • Budget: 14,838.71
  • Project Description: This project seeks to develop a health information literacy training tailored to rural youth. Media specialists (library and information science professionals) in middle and high schools across rural counties of Eastern NC will be instructed on how to deliver the training, thus providing increased access to high-quality health information to youth and their families. Training will include multiple NLM resources and creative activities to engage youth in locating and evaluating health information while focusing content examples on substance use disorders, which is a heightened concern in rural counties of NC.

South Central Educational Development, Inc., Bluefield, WV

  • Project Title: Project TORDS-Technology Outreach to Reduce Heath Disparities and Stigma
  • Project Manager: Darryl Cannady, Executive Director
  • Budget: $15,000
  • Project Description: The purpose of Project “TORDS” is to increase health technology literacy access in rural and underserved communities in southern West Virginia. “TORDS” will focus on disenfranchised and marginalized communities with limited access to internet and smart phone connections. The program will also train participants in identifying trustworthy, up-to-date, and accurate health information.

MaFlo’s Health & Awareness Team, Georgetown, SC

  • Project Title: Internet/Computer Training Pairing Teenagers with Senior Citizens
  • Project Manager: Marilynn Lance-Robb, Administrator/Founder
  • Budget: $15,000
  • Project Description: Educate and train participants on the use of different technologies to access reliable health information online using MedlinePlus.gov and other NLM websites to help reduce health disparities in the community.

Please take a moment to congratulate this year’s Health Information Outreach awardees!

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Medical Library Project Award Recipients Announced

Wed, 2018-05-30 14:48

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region is pleased to announce the recipients of the Medical Library Project Award. The purpose of this award is to strengthen and promote the library’s involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.

Recipients of the award are:

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Project Title: NSU-MD Annual Hackathon “NEHAT” at HPD Library
  • Project Manager: Julia Sarpy, Reference and Liaison Support Librarian
  • Budget: $14,983.40
  • Project Description: This project is designed to host a healthcare hackathon, a multi-day event, in which a large number of students will meet to engage in a collaborative environment to address community health issues, stimulate university-wide inter-professional partnership and promote a culture of exploration and innovation. The healthcare hackathon will bring together NSU students for a 48-hour innovation marathon in an effort to address local health care concerns, specifically pertaining to patient education and bridging the gap between knowledge and practice.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Libraries, Birmingham, AL

  • Project Title: Supporting Student and Faculty Exploration of Bio-printing in UAB Libraries
  • Project Manager: Dorothy Ogdon, Assistant Professor, Reference Librarian & Liaison to the School of Dentistry
  • Budget: $13,832.06
  • Project Description: The project is designed to provide students and faculty access to new technologies by making an Allevi 1 bioprinter and the associated software and knowledge base available to members of the UAB community. Having access to these tools in the library will enable interested students, faculty, and staff to explore potential applications for these technologies in current instructional settings, as well as providing a forum for faculty who have read about these new tools in the health sciences literature to visit the library to build a basic set of skills and understanding of potential applications as a route to developing new research interests.

Augusta University, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Augusta, GA

  • Project Title: Collaborating to Host a Research Data Management Symposium
  • Project Manager: Kathy Davies, Associate Director for Research
  • Budget: $14,816.10
  • Project Description: Greenblatt Library will conduct a needs assessment of the University researchers and stakeholders to assess the current climate and knowledge of data management on campus. Using the assessment results, the library will partner with the University’s Vice-President for Research, Biostatistics, IT, Cancer Center, and Center for Nursing Research to host a day-long research data management symposium. National and local speakers will be invited and the format will include breakout sessions, a panel discussion, and displaying National Library of Medicine data science resources.

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

  • Project Title: Transforming Libraries Using Implicit Bias Training
  • Project Manager: Shannon D. Jones, Director of Libraries
  • Budget: $5,360
  • Project Description: This project will help support a presentation focused on implicit bias. Attendees with be given an overview of implicit bias, the impact it has in libraries and in health care, and more importantly how it stands in the way of diversity and inclusion initiatives on our campuses. An implicit bias occurs when we have attitudes towards people or associate stereotypes with them without our conscious knowledge.

Please take a moment to congratulate this year’s Medical Library Project Awardees!

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Congratulations to the 2018 MLA Awards, Grants, and Scholarships Recipients!

Tue, 2018-05-29 09:39

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Medical Library Association (MLA) awards, grants and scholarships! Many of this year’s recipients are within the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA):

The President’s Award
Task Force to Review MLA’s Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success: Gale G. Hannigan, AHIP; Paula Raimondo, AHIP; Christopher Childs; Martha Earl, AHIP; Kate Kelly, AHIP; Elizabeth Laera, AHIP; Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA; Terri Ottosen, AHIP; Jodi L. Philbrick, AHIP; and Caitlin Ann Pike, AHIP

New MLA Fellows
Patricia E. Gallagher, AHIP, FMLA | Gerald J. Perry, AHIP, FMLA | Elaine R. Martin, FMLA

Marcia C.Noyes Award
Ana D. Cleveland, AHIP, FMLA

John P. McGovern Award Lecture
William Powers

Janet Doe Lecture
Elaine R. Martin, FMLA

Annual Meeting Grants
Ysabel Bertolucci MLA Annual Meeting Grant
Alexandria C. Quesenberry

EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grants
Sarah Clarke, AHIP | Kelsey Leonard Grabeel, AHIP | Alice Jean Jaggers | Jessica A. Koos, AHIP

Professional Development Grants
Naomi C. Broering Hispanic Heritage Grant
Dede Rios, AHIP

Continuing Education Grant
Natalie Clairoux

Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grant
Carrie D. Adams | Celene Soudant

Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant
Carl Leak

Scholarships
MLA Scholarship
Justin Fuhr

MLA Scholarship for Minority Students
Donna Baluchi

Rising Stars 2017/2018
Laura Menard | Hanna Lee Schmillen | Rachel Keiko Stark, AHIP | Nicole Theis-Mahon

Written Works
Ida and George Eliot Prize
Whitney A. Townsend | Patricia F. Anderson | Emily C. Ginier | Mark P. MacEachern | Kate M. Saylor | Barbara Lowther Shipman | Judith E. Smith

Erich Meyerhoff Prize
Vicki F. Croft, AHIP, FMLA | Suzanne K. Whitaker, AHIP

Rittenhouse Award
Kelsa Bartley

International Awards
Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship
2018: Biliamin Oladele Popoola | 2017: Tam Ha

Librarians without Borders/Elsevier Foundation/Research4Life Grants
Emily J. Glenn | Xan Goodman, AHIP | Jill Barr-Walker | Phuntsho Norbu| Mboni Amiri Ruzegea

Librarians without Borders Ursula Poland International Scholarship
Kristine M. Alpi, AHIP

Achievement Awards
Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Volunteer Service Award
Molly Knapp, AHIP

Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year
Holly K. Grossetta Nardini

Clarivate Analytics/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award
Michael R. Kronenfeld, AHIP, FMLA

Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship
Edward J. Poletti, AHIP

Consumer Health Librarian of the Year Award
Erica Lake, AHIP

Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award
Julie A. Schneider

Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award
Mary E. Edwards

Research
Clarivate Analytics/MLA Doctoral Fellowship
Megan Threats

Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Awards
University of Illinois – Chicago | University of Saskatchewan-Saskatoon, Canada

David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship
Erica Lake, AHIP

Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship
Sue Yeon Syn

MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grants
Emily Brennan | Nadine Dexter, AHIP | Shalu Gillum, AHIP | Deedra Walton, AHIP | Natasha Williams, AHIP | Pamela R. Herring, AHIP | Terri Gotschall

MLA Section Project of the Year Award
Dental Section

J.A. Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA

All recipients were honored during the MLA Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. Please take a moment to congratulate them!

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NNLM SEA Digest News – May 24, 2018

Thu, 2018-05-24 11:15

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.  

Top Items of Interest

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

Webinars: May 28 – June 1

Webinars: June 4-8

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars and classes.

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Substance Misuse

Miscellaneous News

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

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Memorial Day Closings – May 28, 2018

Mon, 2018-05-21 13:19

The National Library of Medicine, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region and the National DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) will be closed on May 28, 2018 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – May 18, 2018

Fri, 2018-05-18 07:54

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.  

Top Items of Interest

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

Webinars: May 28 – June 1

Webinars: June 4-8

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars and classes.

Past Webinars Available on YouTube** 

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Research Data Management

Miscellaneous News

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

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