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Member Interviews on Effective Practices on Health Sciences Librarianship

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

The NN/LM MCR understands that our Network members have considerable experience and knowledge regarding successful library practices. Because of this, we embarked on a project to share the collective wisdom in our region by asking our members: “What is your top effective practice in health sciences librarianship?” During the last year, three additional Network members have taken the time to share some of the practices that have helped them find success as health sciences librarians:

We greatly appreciate the information these participants provided and hope you will take some time to view the videos and consider how you can incorporate some of these practices. The entire series (with all previous interviews) is available as a YouTube playlist. In sharing these interviews, the NN/LM MCR hopes to create an awareness of effective practices in health sciences librarianship. /al

NLM Theater Presentations at the 2016 MLA Conference

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Didn’t go to MLA in Toronto, missed some of the presentations in the NLM booth, want to see one of the presentations again? Recordings of all the presentations covering topics from DOCLINE and PubMed to the new Learning Resources Database are available for your convenient viewing. They run from 10-25 minutes so you can schedule them in when you have moments free. /ch

Study Examines Use of Mobile Health Applications among U.S. Adult Populations

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

This study examined the use of mobile health applications (mHealth apps) among the U.S. adult population. It also investigated the respondents’ attitude towards helpfulness of mHealth apps for achieving health behavior goals, medical care decision-making, and asking a physician new questions or seeking a second opinion. In a national sample of adults who had smartphones or tablets, 36 % had mHealth apps on their devices. Among those with apps, 60 % reported the usefulness of mHealth apps in achieving health behavior goals, 35 % reported their helpfulness for medical care decision-making, and 38 % reported their usefulness in asking their physicians new questions or seeking a second opinion.

If you have users asking about mHealth apps, see the reviews in Plains to Peaks Post on mobile apps by NN/LM MCR librarians participating in the Mobile App Experience Project. /ch

Diseases Jumping from Animals to Humans: Recording

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

At the annual Joseph Leiter Memorial Lecture held earlier this month, guest speaker Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, talked about her specialty—diseases that jump from animals to humans. “Most of the infectious diseases that we see today like Ebola, MERS, even Zika originated from an animal host,” she told the audience. ““How can we stop them or stop them from expanding their range?” The recording of Dr. Mazet’s lecture is available from the NIH Videocast site. /ch

Webinar: Finding Systematic Reviews at PubMed Health and PubMed

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Join Hilda Bastian, from NCBI, for a brief instructional webinar on finding systematic reviews using PubMed Health and PubMed.

Date and time: Friday, June 10, 2016 from 10-10:30 MT, 11-11:30 CT

Click here to register. /ch

PubMed for Librarians Training in June

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

PubMed for Librarians: Search, Find, ATM, myNCBI, MeSH

Join the National Library of Medicine and the NN/LM Training Office (NTO) for the free online class “PubMed for Librarians.” Classes in June 2016 are now open for registration.

The PubMed for Librarians class is divided into five segments (90 minutes each). Each segment is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises and is worth 1.5 hours of MLA CE credit. Participants can choose any or all of the 5 segments that interest them.

The segments are as follows:

  • Introduction to PubMed
  • MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
  • Automatic Term Mapping (ATM)
  • Building and Refining Your Search
  • Customization – My NCBI

For more information and the registration link, see the NTO announcement,


Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

TOPIC:  “CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Response Efforts and Information Training”

John Koerner, MPH, CIH, Chief of the CBRNE Branch at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will discuss how ASPR and other HHS agencies prepare for and respond to CBRNE incidents. The webinar will also include an introduction and demonstration of the new online CBRNE information training class developed by NLM Disaster Health.

Free and open to everyone

Thursday May 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET

Log-in instructions:
To join the meeting, click on
Event password: 1234

Audio conference information:
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
Access code: 621 951 676

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.


DOCLINE Users: New Support Procedures

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Starting  May 1, 2016,   user support for DOCLINE changed to  NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) with Ashley Cuffia as the lead.

The office is hosted by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus.  All DOCLINE  and related customer service (including training and LinkOut assistance) will be combined.; the NN/LM regions will no longer be the contacts for questions/problems/ concerns.

For customer service you may contact the NDCO at (410)706-4173  or via email .  [jh]

Highlights from Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces Symposium

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Sarah McQueeny Kartsonis received a Professional Development Award to attend “Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries” on April 18, 2016. Sarah is the manager of User Services at A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center. The library is looking to optimize new space that has recently become available. The university’s administration is especially interested in learning in new library spaces — how students will learn in new library environments and how to best support them. Sarah shared her experience through Instagram posts. Check out her photos and notes from the symposium at  (You do not need an Instagram account to view the posts).

Thanks for sharing Sarah!


NLM at MLA 2016

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

If you’re attending MLA, be sure to visit the NLM exhibit booth 427 (May 14-17) to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. A listing of presentations is available in the NLM Technical Bulletin. Also, don’t miss the NLM Update on Tuesday, May 17 (11:00 am – 11:55 am) in Room 105/106/107 at the Convention Center. /ch