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NLM: Seeking Audacious Goals and Compelling Questions

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine is undertaking a strategic planning process and is asking for input from its broad stakeholder community. This includes you, our Network members. Please ensure that your feedback  is included in their strategic visioning.The Request For Information closes on January 9, 2017.
NLM is seeking audacious goals and compelling questions in four areas:
  1. Role of NLM in advancing data science, open science, and biomedical informatics
  2. Role of NLM in advancing biomedical discovery and translational science
  3. Role of NLM in supporting the public’s health: clinical systems, public health systems and services, and personal health
  4. Role of NLM in building collections to support discovery and health in the 21st century  /ch


NN/LM Training Needs Assessment

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

A heads up that on Tuesday afternoon (11/15/2016) you’ll be receiving a questionnaire from your state coordinator that will help the NN/LM Training Office and the NN/LM MCR learn about your training needs.

By completing the questionnaire you will will help us develop programs:

  • on the topics you want
  •  at the right level
  •  in a format that works for you

Please take 10-15 minutes to complete the questionnaire by November 30, 2016. We’d greatly appreciate your input! /ch


NLM’s Asian American Health Portal Retirement

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

To concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials, NLM will be retiring the Asian American Health portal ( on November 21, 2016. Please use HealthReach ( for patient education materials in multiple languages, and for provider materials for those working with diverse lingual communities. In 2017, the HealthReach team will begin working with community based organizations and stakeholders to examine the current HealthReach collection and expand it to include more Asian language patient education materials. If you have any questions or comments please contact Laura Bartlett: /ch

Help! Your Input for NLM Traveling Exhibition Presentation Needed

Friday, October 28th, 2016

On March 29, 2017 the NLM resource featured on “NN/LM Resource Picks” will be the NLM Traveling Exhibition Program. To provide a more useful and informative presentation, the staff at the Traveling Exhibition Program are asking potential attendees what they would like to know about this program. It would be greatly appreciated if you would take the time to answer a few questions regarding what you would find most beneficial about the NLM Traveling Exhibitions.  Please respond by November 18, 2016.

NN/LM Resource Picks” ( is a webinar presented every other month featuring a National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource as a way to promote awareness of the resource and encourage its usage and integration by libraries and other organizations. This series is sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. /ch

Monthly Webinars Now Require Registration

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Starting in November 2016, the MCR monthly webinars — “Breezing Along with the RML” and “Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More” — will require registration to attend.  This will allow us to more easily track participation statistics and send out reminders to registrants about the upcoming session.

If you have questions, please contact Christian Minter, Education Coordinator at


Breezing Along with the RML – November 16th

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Breezing Along with the RML

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10 am MT/ 11 am CT

Registration required:

  • MCR Takes on reddit: The MCR coordinators love to share authoritative, free health information resources, and we decided to extend that love to the reddit discussion community. reddit is a hugely popular aggregate linking website with over 1.3 million unique visitors per day. Because the service is so gigantic, users create communities called “subreddits” to help organize the content by area of interest or topics (sounds like a librarian’s handiwork!). MCR decided to jump in and tackle questions posted to a few of the health-related communities. If you attend this session (and we hope you do), you will find out how we did, what communities got the most love from us, what resources were most helpful, and what we learned in the process. PRESENTER: Dana Abbey.
  • Webinar Updates: Christian Minter will be sharing updates on recent changes to our monthly webinars.



MedPrint: Vital NLM Initiative to Preserve Print

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) are continuing their partnership in the quest to preserve print copies of biomedical journal titles through the medical serials print retention program (MedPrint.)

The MidContinental Region has six libraries participating in MedPrint:

  • Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital – St. Louis, MO
  • Creighton University Health Sciences Library – Omaha, NE
  • Dixie Regional Medical Center – St. George, UT
  • Longmont United Hospital – Longmont, CO
  • A.R. Dykes Library – University of Kansas Medical Center – Kansas City, KS
  • University of Wyoming Libraries – Laramie, Wyoming

Congratulations to each of these libraries on their dedication to this project!

Libraries can sign on at any time. The program is voluntary. To learn more about MedPrint and how to hold journal titles for the program click HERE

Thanks and you may send questions here: Jim


Resource Guide in Response to Hurricane Matthew

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Health is responding to recent events with a Hurricane Matthew Health Related Resources Guide.

The guide includes links to:

  • Federal and state-specific resources
  • Social media for situational awareness
  • Situation reports
  • Maps
  • Public health information
  • General hurricane information and more


NN/LM Resource Picks – Nov 30th

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

NN/LM Resource Picks: AIDSource and AIDSinfo 


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1-2 pm MT/ 2-3 pm CT  

Registration is required:   


More than  1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Having access to quality, current information is vital in helping to improve the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Join us to learn more about two great information resources – AIDSource and AIDSinfo. These websites feature information from  both federal and nonfederal sources, and  include medical practice guidelines, clinical trials, statistics, mobile apps, and so much more!  Resources are useful for health professionals, researchers, educators, and the general public.  


Guest speakers:  

Andrew Plumer, National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division 

Allison McDougal, PMP, AIDSinfo Project Manager 


MedPrint: DOCLINE Users Can Get on Board

Friday, September 30th, 2016

MedPrint is a joint initiative of the NN/LM and the National Library of Medicine to retain and preserve biomedical literature in print format.  DOCLINE users indicate their commitment to hold a title they have in print by choosing the radio button in a journal title’s record in their serial holdings  – “Will hold title for national commitment“.   The NLM runs reports and if it’s a title that they still need, and if most of the issues in your title are complete, they will ask you to sign an agreement. Every MedPrint participant agrees to hold the title(s) for 25 years. It’s a long time, but it will help ensure that journal articles are accessible since access to  copies in the electronic environment cannot not always be guaranteed. If you are concerned about accessibility and want to participate you can read more about the program here