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The UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region.  The RML serves the biomedical information needs and supports collaboration among libraries and information centers that serve health information needs in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the U.S. Territories in the Pacific.

The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through improved access to health information. The RML offers educational programs, consultation, and funding for projects to support the health information needs of libraries, community partners, health organizations, and the general public throughout the region.

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  • NN/LM Resource Picks

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    The inaugural session of a new bi-monthly NN/LM collaborative webinar series, NN/LM Resource Picks, will be held on September 28, 12:00-1:00 PM PDT. Every two months, NN/LM and/or NLM staff will highlight NLM resources. Coming up first is Don’t Wait, Communicate About Disaster Preparedness, hosted by the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region. For further details and registration link, visit NN/LM MAR's Marquee blog.

  • Demystifying R: An Introduction for Librarians

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    The Medical Library Association presents the webinar "Demystifying R: An Introduction for Librarians" on October 5, 2016, 11:00AM-12:30PM PDT.  This webinar will provide an introduction to R, including how it can be used for data processing, visualization, and analysis of a variety of different types of data.  For further details and to register, go to the MLA website

  • New NLM Director

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    Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, begins her service as director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). She is the first woman and the first nurse to serve in that role. Dr. Brennan described her vision for NLM in a video earlier this year and an article recently published in the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine.  

  • NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    The Summer 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine is now available online! The cover features Padma Lakshmi, author, actress, model, and Emmy-nominated host and executive producer of the hit TV show Top Chef, who endured a 23-year struggle to find relief from endometriosis. 


  • Free NN/LM Training Office Webinar

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    Registration is available for the one-hour webinar, "Teaching Topics: Open and Close with Impact,” featuring Training Development Specialists with the NN/LM Training Office (NTO), to learn ways to incorporate opening and closing activities that will enhance learning and evoke critical thinking. One hour of MLA CE credit is available for attending this session. The webinar will be offered twice. The dates are: August 25th and September 22nd at 12-1PM PDT.