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Meet Dr. Patricia Brennan – New ADDS

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:

For directions and parking information:

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

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:

Library and Information Practice Conference

Conference registration is now open!

Plan your attendance at EBLIP9, the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference June 18-21, 2017 in Philadelphia, USA.

Registration is open now.


Full conference pricing includes snacks throughout the conference, three lunches, an opening night reception, and second night conference banquet dinner in addition to keynotes, program sessions, and poster sessions:

Early Bird registration: $480 (now though February 28, 2017)
Standard registration: $565
Student registration: $300

One-day registration is also an option that includes the reception, dinner, and/or lunch as scheduled that day.

Pre-conference workshops are priced separately and may be registered for separately.


The theme of EBLIP9 is “Embedding and Embracing Evidence.” The Call for Papers and Posters is open through November 15, 2016.  To submit an abstract, visit

To learn more about the conference, its theme, or more about the proposal submission and review process, visit


NAHSL 2016 – Quick Recap

Group of librarians posing in a circus themed photo booth.

The 2016 North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries conference was this past week.
As you can see above, the New England team had a great time with the theme Imagine! Innovate! Inspire!
More of the conference photo booth pictures are available here:

NAHSL had a number of excellent speakers and topics including:
Jack Hughes, M.D. – Access, Costs, and Quality: The Iron Triangle of Healthcare
Susan Keane Baker, M.H.A. – Speed Stuns and Other Customer Service Tactics
William Powers – Data for Humans: A Healthier Revolution
Barbara A. Epstein – National Update

Last but not least, the #NAHSL2016 Twitter story is also available to review. Relive the conference in 140-character snippets!

NAHSL was a great success and we thank all the coordinators for their hard work.

If you’d like to attend NAHSL 2017 it will be in Waltham, Massachusetts.
You can follow the NAHSL 2017 twitter account to stay up to date.

Have a wonderful day!

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