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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Archive for January, 2014

SE/A Welcomes New Outreach and Communication Coordinator, Tony Nguyen

Monday, January 13th, 2014

On February 10, 2014, the Southeastern/Atlantic Region will welcome Tony Nguyen ( as our new Outreach/Communications Coordinator. In this role, Tony will coordinate and facilitate the exhibits and the SE/A communications program. He will also work with health care and information professionals in the region, performing outreach, training, and program management.

Tony received a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and International Studies at The Ohio State University and a Masters of Library and Information Sciences from Kent State University. Before joining NN/LM SE/A, Tony worked at Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library in Columbus, OH as a Health Sciences Librarian supporting both the Health System and College of Nursing. He has worked on and contributed to projects that include the development of a new consumer health library, establishing iTunes University as a platform to support Graduate Medical Education programs, and implemented and executed librarian support during clinical rounds with physicians and residents. He has worked previously as the Director of Marketing and Outreach for The Princeton Review where he liaised with a diverse clientele in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, developed and wrote tailored instructional sessions, and implemented social media within the territory to support outreach initiatives.

Tony’s professional research interests include information policy, information seeking behaviors of minority populations, and cross-discipline approaches to support the information needs of various population groups. His personal interests include art, art history, Japanese cultural studies, and yoga.

Registration open for 2014 NN/LM SE/A Consumer Health Online Classes

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The new 2014 online consumer health schedule is now available at: Along with the dates and descriptions of the classes, there is a link on the page to register online. Each class provides continuing education contact hours from the Medical Library Association (MLA) and counts toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). A link is also available on the page to learn more about MLA’s CHIS program. Please contact Terri Ottosen, Consumer Health Coordinator, for more information or questions.

Registration open for February&#45March 2014 NN/LM SE/A technology classes

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

February 3-28, 2014 Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends (2014 edition)

This class, updated with new topics for 2014, is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today’s hottest technology trends. Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services. Content will be presented with a “can-do” focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution. Course structure will include brief vignettes and demonstrations of a wide variety of technologies.

March 3-28, 2014 Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials

Building on concepts of understanding learning styles and how to organize and ‘chunk’ instructional content for the online environment, this course’s main goal is to teach librarians best practices for creating effective screencasts (video-based online instruction modules) using web-based screen-casting tools. Student learning outcomes include: the ability to determine how to get the most from your screencasts; learning how to divide content into logical chunks that are most appropriate for online learners; an understanding of best practices for creating content for their topic (e.g. storyboarding, script writing, and voiceover/narration); an understanding of what hardware and software tools work best for which content (and best sources for acquiring needed tools); and the ability to assess the effectiveness of screencasted content.
Both of these classes have been approved by the Medical Library Association for 4 contact hours of CE credit.

The instructor for these classes will be Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies /Evaluation Coordinator for the Southeastern/Atlantic regional medical library. Questions about the class content can be directed to him at:

Interested participants may register for these classes at:

Beyond the SEA – January 15, 2014 – What is 3D Printing and Why May Your Library Be Interested?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

12pm-1pm EDT


Kimberley Barker, Manager for Technology Education & Computing, Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia

Kimberley Barker is the Emerging Technologies & Systems Manager for the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. She believes that technology empowers people, allowing them to make better decisions and enrich their personal and professional lives. To that end, Kimberley works to discover the latest technological innovations (apps, programs, soft- and hardware) and then match users with the most appropriate technology for their needs- providing moral and practical support as they incorporate it into their work. Kimberley is also a full-on geek who delights in anime, light saber battles with her five-year-old, and all things steampunk.

Patricia Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan

Patricia F Anderson is the Emerging Technologies Librarian for the Tauman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. In this role she has worked with online communities of persons with disabilities, served on the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media External Advisory Board, explored personal genomics and “quantified self” tools to meet her own health challenges, and taught workshops in virtual worlds on skills from information searching to getting dressed (which is a little different when you are doing it online). In previous iterations of her professional life, Patricia has worked on Cochrane Review teams, and co-authored/edited the Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web.

Summary: Patricia will discuss the burgeoning topic of 3D printing, with a focus on medical applications, as well as the growing interest of providing access to 3D printers in a variety of libraries. Kimberley will discuss the use of a 3D printer in her library system, why they decided to offer the service, how they secured funding, and the response from their community.

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Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

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