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Archive for 2009

Announcement from NLM Regarding Cuttering

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces that it will cease providing cutter numbers in LocatorPlus for most of the classification numbers assigned to print monographs that the Library catalogs. Cutter assignment will cease on June 21, 2010. (more…)

Emergency Preparedness News

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Dan Willson, NN/LM National Coordinator for Emergency Preparedness, has recently created a screencast discussing the importance of disaster planning in libraries and why libraries should put together an emergency preparedness or service continuity plan. (more…)

Healthnet News – Winter 2009

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Forwarded from Alberta Richetelle

The Winter 2009 issue of Healthnet News is now available at . This issue has important information about child car safety seats, de-stressing for the holidays, help for Connecticut children with food allergies, expanded access to new drugs currently being researched, and the Connecticut based Pregnancy Exposure Information Service. This issue also includes information about important consumer health books you may want to consider purchasing for your library. Your comments and questions about anything in this issue are welcome. Please contact me at my regular email address –

Alberta Richetelle
Healthnet Program Director
Health Center Library
University of Connecticut
Farmington CT

Help NIH help you!

Friday, December 18th, 2009

From the NIH Office of Communications & Public Liaison –

We’d like to hear from you. Tell the National Institutes of Health (NIH) how you find and use health information by responding to the questions at

Your responses will help NIH understand which health topics you’re interested in, so we can prepare more effective health information and get it to the people who need it.

The questions — called the Consumer Health Information Request for Information (RFI) — can be completed online in English or downloaded from the Web site in Spanish.

The RFI was developed through a partnership between NIH’s Office of Communication and Public Liaison and the NIH Director’s Council of Public Representatives.

The RFI closes Wednesday, December 30th. For more information, please visit

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