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Archive for July, 2009

New AHRQ Spanish-Language Page

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has launched new resources in Spanish.

These may be accessed from the AHRQ main website ( by following the link to “Informacion en español” or by going directly to the page at

These resources include: a monthly online health advice column, Consejos de Salud Para Tí (Health Advice for You); more than thirty-five consumer guides on healthcare quality, surgery, health conditions, and diseases; thirty- and sixty-second audio spots on health issues; and links to the latest health news of interest to the public. Users may subscribe to free e-mail updates.

Call for Applications AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2009-2010 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. (more…)

PAHO Announces New Listserv for Influenza

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

The Pan American Health Organization has announced the inauguration of the @influenza e-list for the dissemination and exchange of information about Influenza in the Americas and in the world.  Anyone who is interested in the issues relevant to influenza may subscribe to this listserv. Any member can send information to be published in the list, subject to approval by the moderator based on currency, quality, and relevance. Messages may be submitted in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese; information will be sent to the list in the language of origin.

To subscribe to the listserv, go to:

Grants to Expand Broadband Services

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is offering $4.7 billion of stimulus money on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.   The goal of this program is to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas, to enhance broadband capacity at public computer centers, and to encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service.

Applications can be downloaded for review beginning July 7.

NTIA is encouraging the electronic submission of applications (applicants requesting more than $1 million in assistance must file electronically).  Applicants who are requesting less than $1 million in assistance may forego electronic filing if this would impose a hardship.

Application Deadline:  Electronic applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 14, 2009.   Paper submissions must be postmarked no later than August 14, 2009, or hand-delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on August 14, 2009.

On Wednesday, July 8, the American Library Association Washington Office will offer a Webinar to go over the application. More details will be available on the ALA Broadband Funding page.