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Webinar: NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Were you thinking of applying for the NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course? (See the blog post on Oct 18, 2016)  The NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region has put up a recording about the course featuring the organizer and attendees from last year. Dr. Patti Brennan, the  Director of NLM, was one of them and she shares what she thinks is the benefit of the course for librarians. She also talks about NLM’s support for bio-informatics. Check out the recording on YouTube and you’ll be persuaded to apply. /ch

Webinar: PubMed for Clinicians

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Date and time: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 11-12 MT, 12-1 CT

Registration URL:

NLM staff will show health care professionals how to search PubMed for the most relevant and recent literature, explore specific clinical research areas, set up email alerts, and more. Please promote this webinar to your user population. If you teach PubMed, you may also be interested in attending to compare teaching techniques.

After registering for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar.

A recording of the presentation will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Any related materials will be accessible on the Webinars and Courses page; you can also learn about future webinars on this page. /ch

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


Debrief and Discuss BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science Weekly Sessions With Your Colleagues

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Dear Network member data geeks or those interested in learning neat things about data and how it will save the planet…

Starting this Friday, the NN/LM MCR will be hosting a 30 minute debrief/discussion following each of the BD2K Guide to the fundamentals of Data Science weekly webinars. No registration is required.

If you are new to the topic or series, past sessions have been posted to the BD2KCCC’s YouTube Channel

The debrief/discussion will be held online here:

To shape these sessions, we will attempt to address these questions:

  1. In the context of health information access (organization of information, research, findability, etc.) what role can the librarian play to support researchers in their data lifecycle at your institution?
  2. What assets do librarians have to bring to the table?
  3. What skills do librarians need?
  4. What Resources are needed?
  5. Who are the most important stakeholders librarians need to align with to get a seat at the table?

Summaries of the discussions will be posted to at a location to be announce in the future (likely in the P2PP).

If you have questions about this post, please contact or 801 585 5743 – jb

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.