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Referring Patrons to Reliable Immigration Services and Information

Thursday, January 21st, 2016


Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
Guest Speaker: William Albers, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Register on our Training Calendar

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the US Government branch of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for providing immigration services and benefits. A USCIS community relations officer will offer suggestions about how to refer library patrons who may need immigration information or services to qualified immigration service providers. He will also cover avoiding the pervasive immigration scams that regularly victimize immigrants.

MeSH Webinar

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

[NLM Technical Bulletin]

“2016 MeSH Highlights” on January 20, 2016

MeSH Webinar: “2016 MeSH Highlights” on January 20, 2016. 2016 Jan-Feb;(408):b1.

2016 January 05 [posted]

On January 20, 2016, join NLM staff for a highlights tour of the 2016 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 30-minute presentation will feature a MeSH tree clean-up project; a new Clinical Study publication type; changes to the trees for diet, food and nutrition; restructuring in pharmacology and toxicology; and new terms in psychology and health care. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

Date and time: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST

To register: Go to

A recording of the presentation will be posted following the event.

For more information about 2016 MeSH, see What’s New for 2016 MeSH and the Introduction to MeSH – 2016.

Teaching Topics Webinar

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

[NTC announcement]

Join members of the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for a free, hour-long presentation that covers three teaching topics.

  1. Jessi Van Der Volgen will discuss tips and tools for creating video tutorials.
  2. Cheryl Rowan will talk about including audience culture and diversity in your training sessions.
  3. Rebecca Brown will demonstrate how to use Zaption in your online training to add interactivity to videos.

Where: Online
When: March 31, 2016 at 10:00 am PT, 11:00 am MT, noon CT, 1:00 pm ET

View other free training opportunities by the NTC and NN/LM at:

Rebecca Brown
Trainer/Curriculum Content Specialist
National Library of Medicine Training Center
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 N. 1900 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
800-338-7657, Option 2
801-587-5673 (Direct)

National NN/LM Webinar Opportunities

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Our neighboring Regional Medical Library (the Middle Atlantic Region) kindly extends an invitation to our members to attend their upcoming webinars.  Webinars have transformed regional professional development opportunities.  To explore NN/LM educational opportunities throughout the country, check out the NN/LM National Training Schedule.  Take a look to see if the site is online.  If webinars have a waiting list, regions usually give preference to their own members.  Our webinars are also open to network members from other regions.  Here are the upcoming educational offerings by the NN/LM MAR:

  1. Health Literacy 3.0 (Boost Box) / January 12, 2016  noon-1:00pm ET. If you’re still counting syllables in sentences and checking readability formulas in the hopes of making health information health literacy appropriate, you might want to tune into this webinar. Speaker Dr. Christina Zarcadoolas refers to these and other supposed best practices about simplification as “wardrobe malfunctions” in a field that has gone through much evolution in the last 25 years. In an ever more complex worlds, Christina will talk about the limits of simplicity and discuss newer approaches to communicating health effectively.  No registration required. Eligible for 1 MLA CE


  1. Mobile Technologies in Libraries – Changing the way we work (Tech Time) / January 21, 2016 1:30pm ET.  In this presentation, we will explore some of the ways that libraries are leveraging mobile technology to change the way librarians work and to communicate with the people we serve. Speaker: Ann Whitney Gleason MLIS, AHIP / No registration required. Eligible for 1 MLA CE.
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