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Know an Outstanding Recent Grad? New Librarian?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

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

NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course – Time to Apply

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

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 ( 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 if you have questions.



Louis Sokoloff Papers Added to Profiles in Science

Monday, October 17th, 2016

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

#LibHealthChat on Twitter October 25th

Friday, October 14th, 2016

October 25, 2016 at 12pm MDT/1pm CDT

Join the Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) in a Twitter chat about resources and information that libraries provide in regards to health and minority communities. Use #LibHealthChat to participate.

From tweet by @MinorityHealth.

MEDLINE Marks Its 45th Year!

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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

October Discover Webinar

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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.

Registration is not required. Join the webinar at this link: . The webinar will be recorded and posted to our website.


The Changing World of Research – October 19 Breezing Webinar

Monday, October 10th, 2016

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

Hello Joint Meeting Conference Goers!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

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: 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 


Joint Meeting: NN/LM Pac-Man vs Ghosts

Monday, September 26th, 2016

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