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What is RA21?

Class Details

RA21 – have you heard about it? Do you feel you could discuss it with your supervisor or IT department personnel effectively? Want the latest information about this initiative? Tune in to the NNLM NER Webinar on January 15th with Michelle Brewer and Jean Shipman to learn more about RA21.

RA21 is an alternative approach to user authentication that does not use IP addresses – it assists users who access information resources from multiple locations, including remote access.

After this webinar, you will be able to:

1. Relate how RA21 can apply in the context of hospital libraries
2. Describe global trends in user authentication
3. Be prepared with talking points for hospital administrators and IT units

As previous hospital librarians, Michelle Brewer and Jean Shipman are part of the RA21 Outreach Committee and have been monitoring the RA21 initiative with you in mind. Join in the discussion to glean the latest information about RA21.


Class Date:
Region/Office: National, NER
Jan 15, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET
Margot G. Malachowski, MLS, AHIP, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 
This class is now closed to registrants.

Class Overview

NER Hospital Librarians is an educational series addressing the professional development needs of hospital librarians in the New England Region. Topics are determined by NNLM NER’s Hospital Libraries Advisory Group (HLAG). Example topics include: DOCLINE Update; Advanced PubMed; and Librarians Supporting Nursing Education and Scholarship. Webinars are schedule for one hour. In-person events are scheduled for five hours.
Each session will highlight a topic of concern to hospital librarians. NNLM NER will identify subject experts to provide instruction either through WebEx or on-site at UMass Medical School. The sessions begin with introduction of topic and subject expert, include discussion on the impact on library management, and conclude with time for questions and answers. Whenever possible, the sessions will be recorded.

  1. Increased awareness of NLM tools and resources for supporting hospital librarians.
  2. Increased confidence in using NLM tools and resources for managing hospital libraries.
  3. Improved ability to describe current trends affecting hospital libraries in the New England Region.