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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Applications Now Open for Spring and Fall 2017 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses

Augusta University and The National Library of Medicine (NLM) are pleased to announce that the application period for the NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course for 2017 is now open. The Biomedical Informatics course offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field.  The course guides participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.

There is one application for both the Spring (April 2 – 8) and Fall (Sept. 10  – 16) courses. The application period opens October 14, 2016 and will close on December 5, 2016 at 8:00am (note: NOT pm).

Use the following link to apply:

If you have any questions, please email

Beyond the SE/A: Teens Teach Tech November 16, 2016 12 PM ET

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12 PM ET

Presenter: Liz Bowen, MLIS – Teen Services Librarian, Frederick County Public Libraries

 Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen.

 Summary: Libraries are in high demand, yet are generally understaffed and underfunded. How can libraries meet the technology learning needs of their communities with limited resources?  In this workshop, you will learn about one possible solution: Teens Teach Tech. Utilizing the talents of teen volunteers, technology classes take on a new life, going beyond the basics of sending email and teaching the importance of intergenerational learning.

Presenter Bio: Liz Bowen is passionate about teen advocacy issues, equal access to libraries and Star Trek. She began her career as a page and now has over 15 years of library experience, including grant writing and program development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Ancient and Medieval Studies from Hood College (‘08), and a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland (‘12). She currently serves as the Teen Services Librarian for the C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick County.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.


Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar:

  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have WebEx call your phone.

Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:


Apply to be a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow for 2017-2018

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellows Program for 2017-2018. All applications must be received by January 27, 2017. You are eligible to apply if you are a recent graduate with a Master’s degree in information or library science or a librarian early in your career.  Priority is given to U.S. Citizens. See NLM’s Job Openings page for more information.

NLM will accept between three and six Associate Fellows for a one-year fellowship at NLM on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  The fellowship takes place between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 with an option for a second year. Fellows receive a stipend of $53,435 for the year. You will also receive additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance and up to $1,500 in relocation funding. You may apply online at

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The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM 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 the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
  • Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Rotation at the NIH Library (by arrangement)
  • Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($53,435 in 2016)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2017.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Application deadline is January 27, 2017. Between 4 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

BD2K Open Data Science Symposium: How Open Data and Open Science are Transforming Biomedical Research – December 1, 2016







On December 1, 2016, NIH will host a BD2K Open Data Science Symposium: How Open Data and Open Science are Transforming Biomedical Research. The symposium will take place at the Bethesda North Mariott & Conference Center but is available via videocast for those who may not attend in person. Registration is required.

For more information, see the symposium website.

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Desperately Seeking: News about Hurricane Matthew

storm1The Southeast coast has been devastated by floods and wind as a result of Hurricane Matthew; however, it is impossible for us to know which of our network members have suffered loss or damage based upon news reports. If you, your library, or your organization have experienced ill effects from the storm, please share your story in the comments.  Alternatively, we also want to hear good news. Let us know; we want to hear from you!

Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

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