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Recruiting for NLM Deputy Director

Are you a top-level executive interested in a career with the Nation’s premiere biomedical research center?  Do you want to make a difference in this country’s healthcare?  Do you have what it takes to serve as the Deputy for the National Library of Medicine?  Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of work/life flexibilities and a competitive compensation package? The National Library of Medicine is recruiting a Deputy Director who shares responsibility with the Director for overall program development, program evaluation, policy formulation, direction and coordination of all Library and intramural research and development activities. The Deputy works closely with the Director in developing plans and programs, and formulating Library policy, and is responsible for the day-to-day program operations of the NLM and its intramural research program. The position has been posted on USAJOBS. Applications must be received by Dec 22, 2016. /ch


Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference 2017

Attendance at this conference is eligible for NN/LM MCR Professional Development funding. Information on applying is available on our Professional Development Award page (

The 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference  is scheduled for June 18-21, 2017 in Philadelphia. The theme of EBLIP9 is “Embedding and Embracing Evidence.” This conference, which occurs every two years, focuses on the discovery and application of evidence to the practice of librarianship. The Call for Papers and Posters is open through November 15, 2016. /ch

NLM’s Asian American Health Portal Retirement

To concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials, NLM will be retiring the Asian American Health portal ( on November 21, 2016. Please use HealthReach ( for patient education materials in multiple languages, and for provider materials for those working with diverse lingual communities. In 2017, the HealthReach team will begin working with community based organizations and stakeholders to examine the current HealthReach collection and expand it to include more Asian language patient education materials. If you have any questions or comments please contact Laura Bartlett: /ch

Webinar: Resources for Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing

Date and time: Thursday, December 8, 2016, 11:00 MT, 12 CT

Link to more information and registration

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is pleased to announce a new webinar on ALTBIB: Resources for Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing.

If you support researchers who do animal studies you should attend this session. Your researchers may also be interested in attending. This one-hour webinar outlines the basics of ALTBIB and how to use it. Hands-on activities are included. Stephanie Publicker from NLM Specialized Information Services will be on hand to answer questions. The Webinar is free, open to anyone, and worth one MLA (Medical Library Association) CE (Continuing Education) credit.  /ch


Webinars: Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar Series

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) of the  Division of Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine sponsors monthly webinars.  This month, :  Emily Wild, Librarian and Physical Scientist at the Denver USGS Library, will share the wealth of earth science information resources available from the library.  November 10, 2016  11:30 MT/12:30 CT


Meeting URL:

Event Password: 1234


For more information on this and past meetings, see

Scroll down the page if you wish to view archived recordings of past webinars.


Webinar: NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course

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

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

Help! Your Input for NLM Traveling Exhibition Presentation Needed

On March 29, 2017 the NLM resource featured on “NN/LM Resource Picks” will be the NLM Traveling Exhibition Program. To provide a more useful and informative presentation, the staff at the Traveling Exhibition Program are asking potential attendees what they would like to know about this program. It would be greatly appreciated if you would take the time to answer a few questions regarding what you would find most beneficial about the NLM Traveling Exhibitions.  Please respond by November 18, 2016.

NN/LM Resource Picks” ( is a webinar presented every other month featuring a National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource as a way to promote awareness of the resource and encourage its usage and integration by libraries and other organizations. This series is sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. /ch

Monthly Webinars Now Require Registration

Starting in November 2016, the MCR monthly webinars — “Breezing Along with the RML” and “Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More” — will require registration to attend.  This will allow us to more easily track participation statistics and send out reminders to registrants about the upcoming session.

If you have questions, please contact Christian Minter, Education Coordinator at


Breezing Along with the RML – November 16th

Breezing Along with the RML

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10 am MT/ 11 am CT

Registration required:

  • MCR Takes on reddit: The MCR coordinators love to share authoritative, free health information resources, and we decided to extend that love to the reddit discussion community. reddit is a hugely popular aggregate linking website with over 1.3 million unique visitors per day. Because the service is so gigantic, users create communities called “subreddits” to help organize the content by area of interest or topics (sounds like a librarian’s handiwork!). MCR decided to jump in and tackle questions posted to a few of the health-related communities. If you attend this session (and we hope you do), you will find out how we did, what communities got the most love from us, what resources were most helpful, and what we learned in the process. PRESENTER: Dana Abbey.
  • Webinar Updates: Christian Minter will be sharing updates on recent changes to our monthly webinars.