If you know an outstanding recent library school grad or an outstanding early career librarian, encourage them to apply for the NLM Associate Fellowship Program. This program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services, and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. More information and the application are on the NLM web site. Deadline for applications is January 27, 2017. /ch
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Are you or could you be a change agent for biomedical research, practice and education? Then you should apply for the NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course. All course expenses are covered. Use the online application (ghsu.wufoo.com/forms/x61hwel07ymegt/) for both the Spring (April 2 – 8) and Fall (Sept. 10 – 16) courses. Apply by December 5, 2016 at 6am MT, 7am CT (note: NOT pm).
The NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region is offering a special webinar featuring recent attendees and faculty.
- Time: October 25, 2016 11-12 pm MT, 12-1pm CT
- Click here to Register
The course guides participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data, imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth. Check out the NLM web site for more information or email GABIOMED@augusta.edu if you have questions.
The National Library of Medicine has added Louis Sokoloff papers to its online Profiles in Science collection. Louis Sokoloff (1921-2015) was an American physician and neuroscientist whose innovative research methods and tools transformed the study of brain structure and function. His research led to the positron emission tomography (PET) scanning technology, which soon became essential for studying and diagnosing brain disorders and many types of cancer. /ch
MEDLINE has gone from 22 users to 601 million and from thousands to billions of searches. Check out what else has changed over the last 45 years in this NLM In Focus article. /ch
Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More
October 26, 2016, 1-2 pm MT/ 2-3 pm CT
SIS Outreach Portal
Are you involved in outreach to underserved communities or special populations or know people who are and would like to learn about some wonderful free resources? Join us to learn more about key resources in the National Library of Medicine’s Outreach Activities & Resources portal. Participants will have the opportunity to try out some of the fun tools and websites for minority health, caregivers, environmental health, and more.
Breezing Along with the RML
October 19, 2016 at 10am MT/11am CT
The Changing World of Research
Presenter: Daureen Nesdill, Marriott Library, University of Utah
During the ‘80s the U.S. federal agencies started pushing collaborative research among universities. Since then technology has advanced and collaborations have increased so that solo researchers are hardly ever encountered. Advances in technology also led to instrumentation providing data in electronic format. Researchers found themselves in a hybrid world working with both print and electronic formats. Across the nation – actually the world – librarians have stepped-up to learn about the issues and develop programs to assist researchers in the changing world of research. This talk will present some of the initiatives developed by librarians.
To view the webinar, follow the instructions on https://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/breezing
Question! What does Noon on October 24, 2016 have in common with Pac-Man, Blinky, Inky, Pinky, and Clyde?
Ding! Ding! Ding! You guessed correctly! It is the fun packed theme being used by the RMLs at the Joint Meeting to engage attendees in sharing barriers they face and the creative ways they have overcome them. Be thinking now about all those times when you had tricky situations that needed some creative solutions to keep your library program go’n and grow’n. And for those of you who are looking for creative solutions to build up their library won’t be disappointed because there will be lots of ideas being shared. /jb
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
Retro gaming is returning. You’ll find Pokeman Go in Des Moines, but even more important you’ll find Pac-man at the Joint Meeting! Yes, Ghost Barriers will be converging on the conference on Monday October 24, 2016 for NN/LM Pac-Man vs Ghosts: Librarians Overcome Barriers. You’ll be introduced to the RML staff of the MidContinental and Greater Midwest Regions. You’ll merge with them to battle the Ghost Barriers in the Des Moines Exhibit Hall from noon to 1:30pm. Victory will be won with strategies that overcome the challenges we face in being effective professionals. Don’t miss out on the action! /ch