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Archive for December, 2007

Hospital Library Health Literacy Pilot Sites Needed

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

The Medical Library Association (MLA), under contract and working with the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine (NLM), is looking for eight hospital-based libraries to pilot a new Health Information Literacy (HIL) Curriculum designed to increase health care provider knowledge of health information literacy issues, increase patient and provider use of NLM and other consumer resources, and promote the role of librarians as key providers of health information literacy resources and support.

To become a pilot site, the hospital-based library can be of any size and type, and serve any geographic area. Interested libraries must submit an application form and letter of commitment from their hospital administration documenting organizational commitment to long-term delivery of consumer health information services, via email by January 7, 2008 to Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Project Coordinator at See the Pilot Training Selection Criteria document for a description of the selection criteria, training site expectations, and the support that training sites will receive from the project.

All applicants will be notified of their selection status by January 30, 2008. If you have any questions about this call for pilot training sites, please contact Ms. Kurtz-Rossi via email.

Adapted from the original press release:

IMLS Award: Connecting to Collections Bookshelf

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the American Association of State and Local History, are offering 2,000 free copies of the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a set of books, DVDs, guide to online resources and an annotated bibliography of all the materials. The Connecting to Collections Bookshelf is intended to provide small and medium libraries with resources to improve their collections. The Bookshelf contains items from topics such as preservation of museum and libraries, managing of collections, archival care of photographs, historic houses, wildlife conservation and zoo and wild animal medicine. A complete list of items on the bookshelf is available at:

For more information on the program:

The application period for the program is: March 1, 2008 – April 15, 2008

NN/LM SCR DOCLINE Class at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

The NN/LM SCR will be offering Getting the Best from DOCLINE 3 at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, 1:30pm – 4:30pm on February 7, 2008.

Course Description: Attendees will learn how to use the features of DOCLINE effectively. Instruction will include how to properly input and maintain their institution’s record and serial holdings, search for and request materials, and fill other libraries requests. Additional topics include DOCLINE upgrades, reports, Loansome Doc and EFTS.

Upon successful completion of the class, each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA).

To register:

These classes are free and open to anyone.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Bulow at or 1-800-338-7657.

NTCC Teaches Molecular Biology Information Resources Class at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

The National Training Center and Clearinghouse will be teaching Introduction to Molecular Biology Information Resources at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, January 9-11, 2008. This class is only taught by National Library of Medicine/ National Center for Biotechnology Information personnel.

This three-day course provides an introduction to four domains of information generated by the field of molecular biology:

Nucleotide Sequences
Protein Sequences
Three-Dimensional Structures
Complete Genomes and Maps

An overview of search systems available at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), with particular focus on Entrez, emphasizes how your current search skills apply to molecular biology databases. The course also introduces more technical search systems, including BLAST and Map Viewer, as well as the Cn3D viewer for three-dimensional protein structures. The course format combines lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experience, and concludes with a discussion of various levels of molecular biology information services provided by librarians. Introduction to Molecular Biology Information Resources is a free class and is awarded 20 MLA continuing education credits.

A separate Field Guide Course is specifically designed for Principal Investigators, Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate and Advanced Undergraduate Students and others in the life sciences who work with biological sequence data. For a description of the Field Guide and a list of upcoming classes, please click on

To register: