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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Archive for January, 2014

Join the NLM Training Center for a New Online TOXNET Class

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Would you like to learn more about the environmental health resources available from the National Library of Medicine? Join the NLM Training Center (NTC) from March 3-25 for Module 2 of the new online class, called “Discovering TOXNET: From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology.”

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Module 2 covers the following resources: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Household Products Database (HPDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), LiverTOX, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP®, and Haz-Map. Note: modules are independent of each other; you do NOT need to complete Module 1 before taking Module 2. (Module 1 will be offered again at a later date). You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, discovery exercises, and solving real-life reference questions.

Who should take the class?
Health sciences librarians and health sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in the following resources: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Household Products Database (HPDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), LiverTOX, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP®, and Haz-Map.

How much time?
Plan for nine hours of work over three weeks (3 hours per week) on your own time followed by a 1.5 hour synchronous session using Adobe Connect. Participants who complete the class requirements are eligible for 10.5 MLA Continuing Education credits.

Asynchronous work on your own (total of 9 hours, allow 3 hours per week): March 3 – 20, 2014
Synchronous Adobe Connect session: March 25, 2014; choose one of two times: Noon – 1:30 pm Eastern Time; OR 3 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern Time. You will be asked to choose a time after the class opens on March 3.

How to Register?
Enrollment is limited, so register soon! Visit:


Registration open for February online Grants and Proposal Writing Class

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Free, Online via Moodle. Moodle does not require a software download.

Sheila Snow-Croft, MLIS, MA.
Public Health Coordinator – National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region (NN/LM SE/A)


Date/Time: February 10-28, 2014

Three required webinars:
Wednesday, 2/12/14: 10 – 11 am ET / Common Mistakes
Wednesday, 2/19/14: 10 – 11 am ET / The Proposal
Wednesday, 2/26/14: 10 – 11 am ET / The Budget and Finishing Touches

Summary: Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

The course uses Moodle, a free online course management system that does not require a software download. There will be three 1 hour Adobe Connect webinars along with discussions and a planning assignment via Moodle. If attending the live webinars is not possible, recordings will be available for viewing afterwards in Moodle. Participants who complete all requirements will be eligible for 4 Medical Library Association Contact Hours.

Questions about the class content can be directed to the presenter, Sheila Snow-Croft

NLM & NN/LM SE/A office closed Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

NLM and the NN/LM SE/A offices are closed, Tuesday, January 21, 2014 due to the inclement weather in the Baltimore and Washington area where our offices are located.


CDC Releases Information Re: West Virginia Chemical Release

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released an Emergency Preparedness & Response page on the 2014 West Virginia chemical release. The page contains information about 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) and contains useful links to other resources.

NLM and SE/A Offices Closed Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine and the SE/A offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

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