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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Archive for February, 2014

HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative’s “Spring 2014 Offer” Available to all MAR and SE/A Hospitals

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014



PRINCETON, NJ (February 24, 2014)—Participation in the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, a cost-effective consortium, is expanding beyond the MAR to include the entire SE/A Region. All hospitals and healthcare facilities in both regions are invited to participate in the Spring 2014 Offer, available beginning March 3.

“This groundbreaking expansion will allow more hospitals to afford the most current, highest-quality electronic resources, translating into the potential for better patient care,” said Project Manager Robert Mackes, MLS, AHIP. “From New York to Florida, we warmly invite all medical facilities along the East Coast to contact us and order their 2014 resources by leveraging group purchasing power.”

Formed under the umbrella organization Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ), the GLI is known as the first consortium of its kind in the nation, providing access to the latest medical electronic resources. All price negotiations are handled by the HSLANJ GLI. Participation has swelled to more than 100 MAR hospitals over the past 12 years of the GLI’s existence.

Currently, the Spring 2014 Offer features more than 450 resources from 12 vendors, at a cost savings of 15-60% off regular pricing.

To receive a copy of the offer, please contact Mackes at 570-856-5952 or The deadline for participation is April 25. For more information on the HSLANJ GLI, including FAQs and testimonials from current participants, see

The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. This project is also funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.

SE/A Funding Opportunities Now Available – Deadline for Applications is March 28, 2014

Monday, February 17th, 2014

We are pleased to announce the availability of NN/LM SE/A award applications for the 2014-2015 year. The following RFPs and CFAs are now available on our website. Funding for these awards will begin May 1, 2014; however, the SE/A budget for 2014-2015 has yet to be determined, and all funding is dependent upon availability.

The due date for all applications which will be awarded until allotted funds are spent) is March 28, 2014, close of business. All proposed projects must be completed by April 30, 2015, and all funds requested must be spent.

Exhibit and Training awards do not have a deadline and will be awarded until all funds are spent.

In the meantime, anyone who anticipates applying for an Outreach to Consumers Project should email J. Dale Prince ( with initial intent and estimated budget by March 28, 2014.

NN/LM SE/A award descriptions and applications are available at:


UPDATED – NN/LM SE/A offices are closed, Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The NN/LM SE/A offices are still closed, Friday, February 14, 2014 due to the inclement weather in the Baltimore area where our offices are located.

The National Library of Medicine is open today with a delayed opening of two hours.

February 17, 2014 – NLM Closed President’s Day

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine will be closed February 17, 2014 in observance of the President’s Day Holiday.  The NN/LM, SE/A offices will be open for business as usual.

Nursing on the Net: Free Resources – in support of education, research and clinical practice

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Dates: Available upon request at host locations
Instructor: PJ Grier, Outreach and Access Coordinator, NN/LM, SE/A RML

Course: Nursing on the Net: Free Resources

Info: Is your institution looking for freely accessible nursing content on the Internet? This hands-on, face-to-face workshop is designed for health sciences librarians responsible for information services to the Nursing and Allied Health students as well as nurses, other health professionals and faculty having nursing education, research or clinical responsibilities. The focus is on free, credible and current Internet resources. It is a global view of nursing resources organized by topics which include Evidence Base Nursing Practice Issues, Evidence Base Nursing Clinical Guidelines, Nursing Informatics, Nursing – Emergency Preparedness, Nursing Assessment and information for Nursing Students. It is assessed for 2 or 3MLA Continuing Credits. Registration will be required by the host location.

Contact the instructor, PJ Grier, for scheduling and availability.

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.