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Archive for October, 2008

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations. (more…)

Public Health and Podcasting Classes in San Antonio TX

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

The NN/LM SCR office is offering two classes at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library, in San Antonio, TX on October 20, 2008.

Public Health Information on the Web
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Class description: This hands-on class will highlight web resources tailored to the public health workforce. Topics include: the role of information in public health, resources for health education and promotion, evidence-based practice and data and statistics.

Upon completion, class attendees will receive 4 hours MLA CE credit. For more information on the class:

Can You Hear Me Now? How to Make a Podcast
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Class description: Thinking about how to promote your services and reach out to more people? Want to learn how podcasts can help and how to make your own? This hands-on class is designed to provide a fun yet informative introduction to podcasting and how you can utilize this technology in your library services, to enable your users to access the information whenever they want, wherever they want and however they want it. Basic steps and suggestions on how to make a podcast will be covered and students will be able to enjoy hands-on practice on popular audio recording and editing software and make their first personal podcast!

Upon completion, class attendees will receive 2 hours MLA CE credit. For more information on the class:

To register for these classes:

All classes are free and open to anyone.

NN/LM SCR Information Access Improvement Project Award Recipients

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the Year 03 Information Access Improvement Project Award. This award is designed to provide an opportunity to Network members that are interested in improving access to Internet-based health information including National Library of Medicine products and services.

Institution: Azalea Estates, Shreveport LA
Project Title: Connecting Azalea Estates Assisted Living and Retirement Community to Electronic Consumer Health Information
Project Manager: Lorrie Nunley

Institution: Families Helping Families of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport LA
Project Title: FAMILIES Health E-Info
Project Manager: BJ Chism

Institution: Families Helping Families Region 7, Shreveport LA
Project Title: Healthy Connections with Families Helping Families Region 7 Resource and Information Center
Project Manager: Chanel Jackson

Congratulations to the awardees!

Changes to My NCBI

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

My NCBI changes were implemented in PubMed on September 25, 2008.

Read about the new My NCBI homepage, the My Bibilography option, and other new features at: McGhee M. Coming Soon to My NCBI: New Features, New Navigation, and My Bibliography. NLM Tech Bull. 2008 Sep-Oct; (364):e4.

NN/LM SCR Featured Projects: National Medical Librarians Month

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

October is National Medical Librarians Month. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is highlighting five NN/LM SCR funded outreach projects on the NLM National Medical Librarians Month 2008 web page.

  • Informing the Health and Future of K-12 Students (Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center Library, San Antonio TX)
  • The Next Step: Finding Cancer Information with MedlinePlus (Institution: Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge LA)
  • Partners for Children’s Health (Institution: Laredo Public Library, Laredo TX)
  • Promotoras and Libraries: Advancing Online Health Information in San Antonio Underserved Communities (Institution: San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio TX)
  • Turning Evidence Into Practice: A Pilot Project (Institution: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health Library, Houston TX)

To read descriptions of these projects, go to:

To read a list of featured projects by region, see: