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

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?

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

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.



Resource Guide in Response to Hurricane Matthew

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Health is responding to recent events with a Hurricane Matthew Health Related Resources Guide.

The guide includes links to:

  • Federal and state-specific resources
  • Social media for situational awareness
  • Situation reports
  • Maps
  • Public health information
  • General hurricane information and more


Louis Sokoloff Papers Added to Profiles in Science

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

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!

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

NN/LM Resource Picks – Nov 30th

NN/LM Resource Picks: AIDSource and AIDSinfo 


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1-2 pm MT/ 2-3 pm CT  

Registration is required:   


More than  1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Having access to quality, current information is vital in helping to improve the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Join us to learn more about two great information resources – AIDSource and AIDSinfo. These websites feature information from  both federal and nonfederal sources, and  include medical practice guidelines, clinical trials, statistics, mobile apps, and so much more!  Resources are useful for health professionals, researchers, educators, and the general public.  


Guest speakers:  

Andrew Plumer, National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division 

Allison McDougal, PMP, AIDSinfo Project Manager 


October Discover Webinar

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

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