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Archive for June, 2012

Sewell Stipend to Attend 2012 APHA Meeting

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund provides financial support to librarians and information providers to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. This year’s APHA meeting will take place in San Francisco, CA from October 27 – 31, 2012. Its theme is Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span. Applications are due July 27, 2012. Information on how to apply is available from the Public Health/Health Administration (PH/HA) section of MLA at

Webinar Recording on Evidence-Based Public Health

Monday, June 11th, 2012

A recording of the webinar, Evidence-Based Public Health: Identifying and Using Information Resources, presented by Hathy Simpson, Public Health Information Specialist, is now available for viewing from under Presentations. New users must create an account in TRAIN to view the recording. Accompanying PowerPoint slides are also available.

The webinar was sponsored and coordinated by the Connecticut-Rhode Island Public Health Training Center, part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Public Health Training Centers Network.

Free Hands-On PubMed for trainers class (15 hours MLA CE Credit) by NLM’s National Training Center

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Register for a FREE hands-on PubMed® for Trainers class provided by the staff of the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)!

Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies? PubMed® for Trainers is held in 4 sessions; 3 online and 1 in person session. The class is eligible for 15 hours of MLA CE credit. This hands-on course consists of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions in four sessions, with approximately 2-3 hours of independent work.

The in-person class will be held at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lamar Soutter Library in Worcester, MA.

These hands-on classes include 9 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, interactive demonstrations, hands-on exercises, small group work and networking opportunities. By the end of the course, you should:

• Have a functional knowledge of the MEDLINE database
• Understand behind the scenes details of how PubMed translates your search
• Know how to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
• Customize your search results and save search strategies using My NCBI
• Increase you knowledge of how to more effectively search for drugs, diseases, and patient centered research.

The class runs from June 28 – July 17, 2012. Attendance in all four sessions is required to earn CE credits. Upon completion of all four sessions the course will be worth 15 hours of MLA CE credit.

The dates and times for the four class sessions are:

1. Thursday, June 28, 10-12 ET (online via Adobe Connect)
2. Monday, July 9, 10-12 ET (online via Adobe Connect)
3. Thursday, July 12, 10-12 ET (online via Adobe Connect)
4. Tuesday, July 17, 9-4 ET (in-person in Worcester)

To register, visit

Yale Libraries Research and Education Symposium

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Title: “Man Versus Machine: Is the Interface the Future Reference Librarian?”
Date: June 15, 2012

Audience: Yale librarians, students, and faculty, librarians from northeast colleges and universities, within a daytime travel distance

Speaking topic (suggested to speakers):
What’s the right balance between investing resources in reference and outreach, on the one hand, and investing in making better discovery tools so that users can better help themselves?

Location: Mary S. Harkness Auditorium (SHM 333 Cedar St.),
Lunch: The Anlyan Center 4th Floor (4 breakout rooms and outdoor area on 1st Floor if nice weather)
General Registration $20
General Student Registration $10
(Both include breakfast and lunch)

Yale Students and Employees (including lunch): $10
Yale Students and Employees (no lunch) FREE (must register)

Register online at this site:

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