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2012 Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects

Friday, October 5th, 2012

**National Library of Medicine Funds Seven New Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects**

For the second year, NLM is funding seven projects for partnerships between libraries and organizations that have disaster-related responsibilities. The partnerships will work together to improve use of disaster medicine and public health information by librarians, health professionals, first responders, emergency planners and others responsible for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Projects will increase the use of high-quality online resources on disaster topics including those from the National Library of Medicine.

The 2012 projects are:

  • Arkansas Department of Health (Little Rock, AR)) in partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library
  • University of Miami, Louis Calder Memorial Library (Miami, FL) with the University of Miami, The William Lehman Research Center for the Department of Surgery
  • Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Lumberton, NC) with the Robeson County Department of Public Health, Robeson County Emergency Management, and Lumberton Emergency Management
  • Western Maryland Area Health Education Center Learning Resource Center (Cumberland, MD) with the Allegany College of Maryland Health Continuing Education Department, Allegany County Health Department, Emergency Preparedness Caucus, Frostburg State University Pre-Medical Society, Garrett County Health Department, Meritus Health Medical Library and Education Department, Social Work Caucus- Allegany/Garrett Counties, Social Work Caucus – Washington County, Washington County Health Department, and the Western Maryland Health System Parish Nurse and Health Minister Program
  • MESH – Managed Emergency Surge for Healthcare, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) with the Central Indiana Health Sciences Libraries Consortium
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (San Diego, CA) with the Public Health Services, Health and Human Services, County of San Diego
  • Georgia Health Sciences University, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library (Augusta, GA) with the Georgia East Central Health District

For further information, please refer to  For summaries of projects funded in 2011 visit

The National Library of Medicine (  is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (  to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

Elizabeth Norton, MLS, MPH, MBA


Disaster Information Management Research Center

Specialized Information Services Division

National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 510

Bethesda, MD 20892-5467


NLM Classification Posters Updated

Friday, October 5th, 2012

NLM Classification Poster Update

d. NLM Tech Bull. 2012 Sep-Oct;(388):b2.

2012 October 02 [posted]

The NLM Classification poster has been updated with data through 2012. To order the new 18″ x 24″ poster which outlines the NLM Classification schedules, please contact:

Mary Miller
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

Please indicate the name of the poster that you are ordering. Requests for multiple copies may be limited.

In addition, an 8 ½” x 11″ version is also available in PDF for download.

Note: The NLM Classification Poster is updated irregularly.

Oct. 11th Disaster Behavioral Health: Featured Session

Friday, October 5th, 2012

The October Disaster Information Specialist Adobe Connect session will be held Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM ET.  See connection information below.


We have a special program on Disaster Behavioral Health planned for this month.  Darrin Donato, from the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience, will join Cathryn Chiesa, MLS, Resource Librarian, UCLA-Duke University Center for Child Traumatic Stress, Leading the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and Christian Burgess, LMSW, Director, Disaster Distress Helpline, to discuss concepts and components of disaster behavioral health.  They will also share what key resources information professionals need to know about.


Please join us!

To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, October 11 click on:


Enter your name in the guest box and click  “Enter Room.”  A box should pop up asking for your phone number.  Enter your phone number and the system will call you.


For those who cannot use the call-back feature, the dial-in information is below.

Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790

Pass-Code: 745907


If you have never attended a Connect Pro meeting before:

Test your connection:

Get a quick overview:


Or, if you are in the area you can attend the meeting in person at our offices at 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD, Suite 440.  Park in the visitor’s parking lot (we will validate your parking), walk to the middle building (Democracy Two) and take the elevator to the 4th floor.  Suite 440 is around the corner behind the elevators.


Submitted by Elizabeth Norton, MLS, MPH, MBA


Disaster Information Management Research Center

Specialized Information Services Division

National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 510

Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

New Issue of Journal of eScience Librarianship

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Issue 2 of the Journal of eScience Librarianship is now available at

Table of Contents


JESLIB: Evolution of eScience Librarianship in the New England Region and Beyond
Elaine R. Martin

Full Length Papers

Prepared to Plan? A Snapshot of Researcher Readiness to Address Data Management Planning Requirements

Gail Steinhart, Eric Chen, Florio Arguillas, Dianne Dietrich, and Stefan Kramer

Training Researchers on Data Management: A Scalable, Cross-Disciplinary Approach
Lisa Johnston, Meghan Lafferty, and Beth Petsan

EScience in Action

A Sample of Research Data Curation and Management Courses
Andrew T. Creamer, Myrna E. Morales, Donna Kafel, Javier Crespo, and Elaine R. Martin

Discussing “eScience and the Evolution of Library Services”

Claire Hamasu, Barb Jones, and Betsy Kelly

Understanding eScience: Reflections on a Houston Symposium

Joanne V. Romano, Allen Lopez, and Maianh Phi

A Collaborative Framework for Data Management Services: The Experience of the University of California

Joan Starr, Perry Willett, Lisa Federer, Claudia Horning, and Mary Linn Bergstrom

Submit an article to JeSLIB! See Guidelines for Authors

Elaine R. Martin, Editor

OCLC Library Stack Up

Friday, October 5th, 2012

FYI—if you have not seen this report.  It is really neat how the data from the public libraries was captured and PowerPoints provided for public libraries to adapt/use.