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New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

It may be cold outside and the holiday lights are up, but it is already time to look forward to summer time and the annual Science Boot Camp for Librarians!

This year’s Science Boot Camp will be held June 14-16, 2017 on the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Science Boot Camp is a fun and affordable 2 ½ day immersion into science topics offering opportunities for librarians and library students interested in science, health sciences, and technology to learn, meet and network in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Now in its ninth year, the New England Science Boot Camp has been hosted on multiple New England campuses and has been attended by librarians and library students from various regions of the US and beyond—and has inspired the development of other Science Boot Camps in the West, Southeast, and Canada!

Each science session will include one scientist presenting an overview of the field and a second scientist discussing their research applications within the field.

The topics for this year’s SBC science sessions are still TBD!

For up-to-date information, visit http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2017

Please Save the Date for 2017 New England Science Boot Camp June 14-16, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst!

For more information: http://esciencecommunity.umassmed.edu/2016/12/14/2017-science-boot-camp-save-the-date/ 

Join the NNLM Journal Club

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Join your colleagues in reading and discussing new research in the field of health sciences librarianship! Participants will commit to attending four one-hour online sessions every three months. Outreach specialists at the Greater Midwest Region will host and present an article at each session via WebEx. After the 30-minute presentation, participants from each NNLM region will separate into online breakout rooms for a facilitated discussion led by a coordinator from your region. Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits will be available for those who participate in all four sessions. There are a limited number of spots. Please register here (https://nnlm.gov/class/nnlm-quarterly-journal-club-ner-region/7015).

The journal club sessions will take place from 2-3pm ET. The schedule for 2017 is as follows:

February 9, 2017 Instructional methods used by health sciences librarians to teach evidence-based practice (EBP): a systematic review

May 11, 2017 Information Needs in the Precision Medicine Era: How Genetics Home Reference Can Help

August 10, 2017 The Lived Experience and Training Needs of Librarians Serving at the Clinical Point-of-Care

November 9, 2017 Usability and Acceptance of the Librarian Infobutton Tailoring Environment: An Open Access Online Knowledge Capture, Management, and Configuration Tool for OpenInfobutton

For questions or more information please contact Martha Meacham, Education & Outreach Coordinator, NNLM NER (Martha.meacham2@umassmed.edu 508-856-1267)

Meet Dr. Patricia Brennan – New ADDS

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Save the Date – The Dean’s Speaker Series

Dr. Patricia Brennan will be speaking at the Yale School of Nursing on Tuesday, February 21.

Anticipating the 3rd Century of the National Library of Medicine: Driving Discovery from Data

To register for this event: nursing.yale.edu/dss

For directions and parking information: nursing.yale.edu/about/map-and-visiting

On January 6, NIH announced that National Library of Medicine (NLM) Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD will assume an additional role as NIH Interim Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS).
The ADDS and team provide input to the overall NIH vision and actions undertaken by each of the 27 Institutes and Centers in support of biomedical research as a digital enterprise.
Among other duties, the office oversees the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, stimulating the best developments in the data science community.
This year will see the transition of trans-NIH data science initiatives to NLM, with the operational oversight of the BD2K initiatives being housed within the Common Funds programs in the
Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI). This change builds on the recommendations by the NLM Working Group Report to the NIH Director,
makes concrete steps towards the vision of NLM’s future proclaimed in the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director’s report — that the NLM become the “epicenter of data science for the NIH.”
Read the NLM Press Release.

New NNLM Accounts

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Hello everyone!

The New England Region has had a new website for a couple weeks now, and there’s a great new system for registering for classes.

Instead of filling out a form every time you’re interested in a class, individuals now create accounts and have their classes connected to this one account. For some easy to follow videos and instructions on how to create a new account check out this page: nnlm.gov/about/redesign.

Please visit WP-Admin > Options > Snap Shots and enter the Snap Shots key. How to find your key