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NER Annual Update


The NN/LM New England Region will be hosting its Annual Update on October 6th at 1:00 PM. We will be introducing our newest staff members, providing a summary of the 2011-2016 contract, and sharing an overview of the 2016-2021 cooperative agreement. We encourage other regions to tune in to hear what we are up to and possibly identify areas for future collaboration!

Please register at: and spread the word!

Health Hotlines Retiring Soon

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!

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!

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

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