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TOXNET Webinar with NLM Guest Speaker

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

TOXNET: Your Source for Toxicology and Environmental Health Information

Improve your search skills on TOXNET, the National Library of Medicine’s databases on toxicology, environmental health, hazardous chemicals and toxic releases.  The NER is pleased to bring you guest speaker, Shannon Jordan, MPH and Chemist, from the National Library of Medicine.  This one hour webinar will increase your confidence, skill and knowledge to search TOXNET.  The program will cover TOXNET technical databases including:  ChemIDPlus, HSDB, TOXLINE, CCRIS, DART, GENETOX, IRIS, ITER.

Date:  Feb 10, 2011 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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Hosted by Michelle Eberle

NLM Consumer Health Update Webcast

Friday, February 12th, 2010

NLM Consumer Health Update
Presenter: Michelle Eberle
Dates: February 18, 2010
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST
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This teleconference for NN/LM New England Region network members will highlight what’s new with National Library of Medicine online resources for the public. Stay up-to-date with the latest changes to NLM consumer health resources!

Check out other Connecting with the NER distance learning opportunities.

Emergency Preparedness News

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Dan Willson, NN/LM National Coordinator for Emergency Preparedness, has recently created a screencast discussing the importance of disaster planning in libraries and why libraries should put together an emergency preparedness or service continuity plan. (more…)

Placing a Value on Hospital Library Services

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Moderator: Mark Goldstein

Guest Speakers: Betsy Kelly, Assessment and Evaluation Liaison (NN/LM MCR) & Barb Jones, Advocacy Liaison (NN/LM MCR)

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009

Time: 2:30-4:00 PM

Concept: To help hospital librarians work with two “valuation” tools: (1.) the new Library Value Calculator, adapted from one originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association, and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library; and (2.) the Cost Benefit and ROI Calculator, that helps determine a library’s contribution to the institutional “bottom line”.

Highlights / Responses to questions, such as:

  • What’s your library worth to the institution?
  • How much would it cost to replace your library services on the retail market?
  • How much does the library contribute to the bottom line?
  • How much benefit does your institution (i.e., the patrons) receive for every dollar spent by the library?
  • What kind of annual return is realized for funds allocated to maintain the library’s collection?

To register, please contact Martha Pearson at and let her know which session you want to attend. Details of how to access the web conference and Adobe Connect session will be forwarded upon registration. Information on how to test your computer for Adobe Connect is available under Connect Diagnostics on the NN/LM NER Distance Education Web Page.

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