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Health Hotlines Retiring Soon

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Health Hotlines ( was developed by NLM as a community service to help the public locate health-related information from organizations with toll free numbers. NLM has decided it will no longer update the Health Hotlines database because most of the information is now readily available through web search engines and because many of the organizations no longer have toll free numbers. Health Hotlines will remain online until the end of January, 2017, at which time it will be retired.

Welcome New NLM Director, Dr. Brennan!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Dr. Patricia Brennan’s September 12th swearing in ceremony is available for viewing online: Swearing In Ceremony for New NLM Director.

Dr. Brennan’s inspiring address speaks about endeavors and goals that will be significant for the future of the National Library of Medicine. Some important points that Dr. Brennan discusses includes a recognition of the importance of intention and systematic approaches with regards to standards. Dr. Brennan also discusses the importance of our continued distribution of accessible, useful, and safe information, as well as our responsibility to make sure that scientists, clinicians, and patients can access this information without barriers and with a great deal of trust.

Dr. Brennan’s leadership is an exceptional addition to the National Library of Medicine and we are excited to welcome Dr. Brennan as the new National Library of Medicine Director.


Free MIS Webinar!

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Applying Data Management Strategies: A Showcase of Data Management Projects – (Lisa Federer, AHIP)

Registration is now open for free Medical Informatics Section fall webinar. The webinar will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST. Three librarians will discuss their experiences with a variety of data management projects, share their lessons learned, and answer your questions.

Attendees will receive 1.5 MLA CE credits.

For more information and to register, visit

Webinar: Rural Health Issues & Resources

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Are you interested in learning more about rural health issues and information resources?

Register now for this course from NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region!

Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources

Date/Time: September 21, 2016 / 3:00 – 4:30 pm (ET)

Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to use in service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

The class will consist of a 90-minute synchronous webinar and practice exercises. Participants will receive 2 MLA CEs.

Details and registration:


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