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Apply for: NLM/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced the 2016-2017 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The application deadline is July 22, 2016.

The program brochure, which includes information on program design, schedule, and application process, is available at on the AAHSL website. For more information about the program, please contact Carol Jenkins, Program Director, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, /ch

Webinar Announcement from HRSA/EMSC

Friday, June 24th, 2016

From  DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

The Health Resources and Services Administration, Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program will host a webinar at 3:00 pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, July 6, to introduce the National EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) team based at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. Charles Macias, MD, MPH, will direct the EIIC with executive leadership shared by Krisanne Graves, PhD, RN; Kate Remick, MD; and Manish Shah, MD, MS.

Webinar link and call in details are as follows:  Adobe Connect link:

Call-in: 1-517-308-9396;  Toll Free 1-800-593-9975

Participant passcode: 1994980

Best regards,

The EMSC National Resource Center


Upcoming MLA Webinar: Are all systematic review created equal?

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Systematic reviews are generally regarded as being among the highest quality forms of evidence in evidence-based medicine. But, are all systematic reviews created equal?

Join Connie Schardt for an MLA webinar to learn the answer to this question and develop your skills in understanding and critically evaluating systematic reviews.

Schardt, AHIP, FMLA, is the retired Associate Director for Research & Education, Medical Center Library & Archives at Duke University, co-director of two annual workshops in Evidence-Based practice for librarians, and a frequent presenter of MLA webinars and continuing education courses on research and evidence-based practice.

The live event is Wednesday August 10, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., central time.

For more information and to register, please visit:


PubMed Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

PubMed was first released two decades ago in January 1996 as an experimental database under the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) retrieval system. The word “experimental” was dropped from the Web site in April 1997, and on June 26, 1997, a Capitol Hill Press conference officially announced free MEDLINE access via PubMed.  Improvements to PubMed continued over the 20 years. The near future will include a new PubMed data management system that will streamline data submission for publishers and provide an interface for immediate correction of citation errors. More details on PubMed enhancements are available in the May-June issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin. /ch

Research Reproducibility Conference at University of Utah

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Reproducibility of research is critical to the advancement of science. The Research Reproducibility Conference will bring together librarians, researchers, students, and administrators for a frank discussion on how institutions can support research reproducibility and make more research true. Organizers hope to further the dialogue around open science, open data, transparency, and good research practices. Registration is open for the conference. It will be held November 14-15, 2016 at The University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law. A call for posters has been posted.

This event qualifies for NN/LM MCR Professional Development Funding. /ch

Funding Opportunity: BD2K Open Educational Resources for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Dear Network member leadership!

Are you looking to get into the big data game? NIH is looking for centers to help them with their Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) R25 program by submitting proposals will that support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus onCourses for Skills Development for biomedical researchers who need the requisite knowledge and skills to extract knowledge from biomedical Big Data. To extend the reach of the course, each educational activity is required to develop open educational resources (OERs) that adhere to FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) principles. Ideally, OERs should be useful to individuals at all career levels, from predoctoral students to established investigators.

Deadline 1: August 02, 2016
Deadline 2: August 02, 2017

Link to FOA

If you would like assistance with this application, please contact


Digital Object Identifier Added to PubMed

Friday, June 17th, 2016

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) link, when available, will be added to the end of each PubMed abstract display. The NLM Technical Bulletin May-June 2016 issue shows how it will appear in your results. /ch


Disaster Health Information for Orlando Shooting

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB  Email list:

We are all concerned about this past weekend’s mass casualty shooting in Orlando. While most of us are many miles away from the site, we all want to find ways to respond positively to this event. Thanks to Chris Burgess for sharing resources on behavioral health following incidents of mass violence from SAMSHA, the Disaster Distress Helpline, and other organizations.

We’d like to remind you that the National Library of Medicine has a multitude of resources as well, that can be shared with the general public, or with healthcare professionals treating mass casualty patients, or first responders on the scene.  If you are not actively responding to Orlando, consider sharing the resources from Chris’ email and from this one so that when/if they are needed, they will be ready to use.

Coping with Disasters, Violence, and Traumatic Events

MedlinePlus Coping with Disasters:

Searches on Disaster Lit®: the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Submitted by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS

Health Sciences Librarian

Specialized Information Services Division

Disaster Information Management Research Center


Webinar: Open Educational Resources in Medical Education

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Open Educational Resources in Medical Education
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 12 pm MT/ 1 pm CT

Why:This free presentation is intended for all medical educators and librarians who are involved in developing and supporting information resources and textbooks in the medical curriculum. The webinar is sponsored by the Libraries in Medical Education SIG of the Western Group on Educational Affairs.

What:The Open Educational Resources movement is transforming how knowledge is generated, shared, curated, and incorporated into the educational process. This 60 minute webinar presents two speakers who are actively involved in developing and promoting new open access tools for medical education.


Title: Applying learning science to medical education
Background: Dr. Rishi Desai, MD, MPH, is a pediatric infectious disease physician at Stanford University with a public health background who currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Osmosis and recently led Khan Academy Medicine. Osmosis is a personalized learning engine for medical students and clinicians uses a continuous mastery model and reaches over 40,000 medical students. Khan Academy is an online, not-for-profit, educational platform that reaches ~15 million unique users per month and offers a free world class education to anyone, anywhere.

Title: Teaching the essentials of child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) around the world amidst a global shortage of clinician educators
Background: Dr. Julie Chilton is a child psychiatrist, Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, and an Associate Editor of the IACAPAP e-Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Since 2011, the free online e-textbook of child and adolescent mental health has reached more than 170,000 readers worldwide. It is a learning tool created by the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) and was written by international experts from 5 continents. In low and middle income countries, especially, educational resources are less plentiful and child psychiatrists (where they exist) are scarce. The IACAPAP Online Textbook aims to provide a virtual curriculum in areas where resources to teach CAMH are currently unable to meet the need of caring for the world’s children.

Visit this link to register:


Calculators featured on BMJ Insider’s

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

The NN/LM MCR is tooting our own horn! We’re delighted that the BMJ Insider’s Quarterly Newsletter featured our calculators in it’s “In the News” spot. Their lead in is “Put your library where your money is: Free ROI calculator.” We hope lots of health sciences library use the calculator and submit their data. By the way have you calculated your library’s value recently? The calculators are available from the NN/LM MCR web site. /ch