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Archive for July, 2012

NN/LM Membership Certificates are in the Mail

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

2011-2016 certificates are now on their way to all those who were NN/LM Network members prior to March 2012.  If you became a member after this cutoff date, your certificate will be processed in our yearly certificate mailing cycle.  However, if you wish to have your certificate sooner, please send an email to We thank you for your patience.

MAR Announces a New MARDelivery Service

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

MARDelivery is a free service for members of NN/LM, Middle Atlantic Region.  It enables libraries to send links to ILL articles they lend, rather than emailing large attachments.

MARDelivery can also be used to support local document delivery.  Patrons have access to articles delivered through MARDelivery for 14 days.

  • See the Using the New MARDelivery tutorial (PDF) for more information on this service.
  • If you are interested in setting up a MARDelivery account, please go to:  A member of the MAR staff will be in touch in to establish your account.
  • MAR will be announcing webinars in the near future to show you how this service works—so stay tuned!

PubMed for Experts

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

MAR’s Outreach Coordinator, Kate Flewelling will be offering PubMed for Experts.

Location:  University of Pittsburgh, Falk Library, 200 Scaife Hall, Conference Room B

Date:  August 9, 2012 from 9 am – Noon.


About the class:  This hands-on class will highlight advanced PubMed techniques that can be used to conduct comprehensive searches.  Recent changes to PubMed will be highlighted.  Attendees are encouraged to contribute past and present difficult searches to discuss with the class.  Participants will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.  Registration is free and limited to 20 participants.

Job Ad: Data Services/Metadata Librarian, New York City

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Weill Cornell Medical College Library seeks a dynamic, energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated librarian to provide leadership to the library and its partners for data services and resource discovery through the application of metadata and intellectual access activities.


  • Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or the completion of significant coursework towards the degree.
  • Advanced degree in basic sciences and/or significant biomedical background preferred but not required.
  • Experience with statistical software (SPSS, SAS, STATA), and with GIS software such as ArcGIS and ArcView preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of numeric data resources and an understanding of the application of numeric data in biomedical sciences. Knowledge and experience with metadata and cataloging standards and schema such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, AACR2, RDA, MeSH, and NLM classification.

Negotiable starting $60K.

For more information and to apply go to

Job Ad: UMDNJ Information & Education Librarian

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey is seeking an Information & Education Librarian for its George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences, located in Newark, NJ.

The Information & Education Librarian is responsible for the provision of in-person and virtual reference, and education services, in support of the educational, research, clinical, and community service missions of the UMDNJ. This position participates in the implementation of library and informatics training programs for the Newark and Scotch Plains campuses, as well as for University-wide Moodle courses, and is part of a team of librarians who make up the Information and Education department at the Smith Library.  The Information & Education Librarian utilizes the Web and other media to provide quality services for the UMDNJ community, evaluating, developing, and teaching both informal instructional sessions and formal classes to groups and individuals in the use of scholarly databases, electronic indexes, and full-text resources.  This position reports to the Associate Director of the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences.

The Information & Education Librarian is scheduled to work Monday – Friday.

UMDNJ is a statewide network of academic health centers that includes eight schools on five campuses, enrolling more than 4,500 students. We rank among the 100 top research universities in the country. Our University is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the education of health professionals and scientists, the conduct of research, the delivery of health care, and service to the people of New Jersey.  The George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences is the major health sciences library in the state of New Jersey.

Qualifications:  A successful applicant must possess demonstrated instructional development and teaching abilities, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.  A thorough knowledge of basic health sciences reference sources is a plus.

Education and/or Experience:  Master’s Degree in Library Science is required.  Educational and scholarly credentials to warrant faculty appointment in one or more UMDNJ schools are required.  Must be proficient in the use of technology-based library systems; for example, integrated library systems, Web-based educational support and development, document imaging for scholarly information transfer, and/or scholarly information resources and databases.

Salary Range:  $58,464.00-$87,690.00, based upon qualifications of applicant.

For more information about the UMDNJ University Libraries, visit

To apply online, go to:

Information and News: Disasters

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

*Selections from over 100 e-sources*

*Follow NLM_DIMRC on Twitter: *

***Disaster Search Strategies***

Medical Librarian Robin Featherstone has created a blog in which she shares search strategies on topics related to disaster medicine and public health preparedness.  Topics on the blog include “Disaster planning and patient classification”, “Ethics of Relief Work”, “Campus Safety”, “Bioterrorism”, and a search strategy for general disaster medicine journals.  You can sign up for an RSS feed to be alerted whenever a new topic search string is added.

***September is National Preparedness Month!***

Free Emergency Preparedness Brochures, Posters & Publications

Place orders for events during National Preparedness Month as soon as possible.  The shipment of publications and brochures from the FEMA distribution warehouse usually takes four to six weeks, with standard shipping. An order placed today should arrive around the end of August.  These materials will be great resources for librarians and others to distribute at events or in their communities!

Order materials:

***Flat Stanley and Flat Stella Join FEMA***

Make sure and “meet” the latest FEMA employees, Flat Stanley and Flat Stella.  They will be going on adventures to help kids learn more about emergency preparedness.  This is a great public relations idea.  Perhaps you can ask them to come tour your library or work place.  Or create your own Stella and Stanley characters and develop your own outreach project! (

***New FEMA Course: IS-42 Social Media in Emergency Management****

The purpose of this course is to provide the participants with best practices including tools, techniques and a basic roadmap to build capabilities in the use of social media technologies in their own emergency management organizations (state, local, tribal) in order to further their emergency response missions.

***New in the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health***

Operational Templates and Guidance for EMS Mass Incident Deployment
U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)

This guide is intended to provide information to local-level Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and fire departments on how to better integrate their emergency preparedness

New NLM Mobile Resource

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

NLM recently released a new mobile app that is intended to serve as the authoritative guide to NLM mobile resources.  The app was created as an HTML 5 mobile website in support of the Library’s ongoing efforts to make our information broadly available.  Learn more about this new resource via the NLM Technical Bulletin article at To explore the app, visit on your mobile device.

The Library welcomes your feedback about this new app at or via the Contact Us link in the footer of the app.

Copyright Webinar for Hospital Personnel

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

AHA Solutions is again collaborating with the Copyright Clearance Center to present a webinar on copyright compliance for hospitals.  The webinar, titled Overcoming Copyright Compliance Challenges in Health Care, featuring Carle Foundation Hospital, is free for hospital personnel and has already been promoted to hospital legal counsel and risk managers.  More information is available at

If interested in the Wednesday, August 1 event [noon – 1 pm central time], you’re invited to register at

For those with an interest in the webinar but unable to participate in the live event, it will be available for later replay at

Is the Academic Publishing Industry on the Verge of Disruption?

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Interesting article from U.S. News and World Reports.  “Is the Academic Publishing Industry on the Verge of Disruption?”:

Resources for Those Impacted by the Colorado Shooting

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

In response to the recent tragedy in Colorado, the National Child Traumatic Network (NCTN) has developed resources to help families and communities.
These resources include tip sheets on:

The NCTSN also has resources on Childhood Traumatic Grief and Psychological First Aid (PFA).  PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents,
adults, and families impacted by these types of events.  Many of our materials have been translated into numerous languages, including Spanish.  An online
training course for PFA is available on our NCTSN Learning Center as well as a Childhood Traumatic Grief Speaker Series. Additional resources are available

Cathryn Chiesa, MLS

Resource Librarian
UCLA-Duke University Center for Child Traumatic Stress, Leading the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
411 West Chapel Hill Street, Suite 200
Durham, NC  27701
reply to:
NCTSN website:

NCTSN Learning Center:


Laura Aird, MS
Manager, Disaster Preparedness and Response

American Academy of Pediatrics