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Distance Education Opportunities: “Connecting with the NER”

“Connecting with the NER” A Distance Education Series: December Programs

Stay up to date professionally without leaving your desk! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine/ New England Region brings you a continuation of our popular distance education series. This ongoing series features hot topics in health sciences librarianship and highlights major updates to National Library of Medicine resources.

Register for one or both sessions. Additional sessions will be announced soon.

Each session is held via teleconference and will have an online component via Adobe Connect. All you need to participate is a phone near a computer with Internet access. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. If there is more than one interested participant from your library, we encourage you to use a speaker phone to participate together.

We are currently accepting registrations for the first two programs.

PubMed and More: News from the National Library of Medicine
Lauri Kolakoski Fennell
Date: December 10, 2008
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM

Direct from her official NLM Orientation, Lauri will be sharing news and updates from Bethesda. The focus of the session will be on PubMed changes. New information on SIS and NCBI resources, along with other news from NLM, will also be covered. Watch for more details when she returns on December 8th.

Setting up RSS Feeds: Newsfeeds, Blogs, and PubMed
Penny Glassman
Date: December 17, 2008
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM

This session will provide participants with an introduction to the NN/LM NER Blog, describe how RSS feeds work with Bloglines and Google Feeds, and discuss PubMed RSS Feeds, including how to create a feed for your Web site.


  1. The NN/LM NER Blog
  2. RSS Feeds Explained
  3. Feed Readers: Bloglines and Google
  4. PubMed and RSS Feeds: Personal Use and Creating for a Web Site

To register, please contact Martha Pearson at <> and let her know the session(s) you want to attend. Details of how to access the teleconference and Adobe Connect session will be forwarded upon registration.

For additional information, including a preview of the sessions planned for January and February, please go to

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