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NNLM PNR Rendezvous Webinar: Data Education Resources for Anyone, Anywhere

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM, PNR) is hosting their monthly webinar, PNR Rendezvous, this Wednesday April 19 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM PT, 4:00-5:00 PM ET.

Nicole Vasilevsky PhD, Research Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University Library will present the development of freely available, online Open Educational Resources (OERs) that cover various topics in data science by a research team at Oregon Health & Science University. The OERs can be used as ‘out of the box’ courses for students, or materials for educators to use in courses, training programs, or seminars.

To join the free webinar:

  • Go to current PNR Rendezvous session
  • Enter your name and email address
  • Enter the session password: pacific
  • Click “Join Now”
  • Follow the instructions that appear on your screen

For more information go to

The session will be recorded and is eligible for 1 MLA CE.

NLM Webinar: Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed – May 2, 2017

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Want to do more with PubMed?

Want to extract just the PubMed data you need, in the format you want?

Dreaming of creating your own PubMed tool or interface, but don’t know where to start?

Join us on Tuesday, May 2 at 1pm EDT for a one-hour introductory webinar designed to teach you more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This presentation is part of the Insider’s Guide, a series aimed at librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider’s Guide classes. We will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world, and hopefully inspire you to get out and put these lessons to use!

Date and time: Tuesday, May 2, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

To register or for more information go to:

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SEA Professional Development Award Available for the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference – June 18-21, 2017

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Have you been accepted to present or plan to attend the 9th International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference June 18-21, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA? NNLM SEA has Professional Development Awards available to help with the cost of attendance.

The International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference (EBLIP) is a biannual international conference for the library and information science community. About the conference:

Applying the best available research evidence in addition to knowledge acquired from experience to library and information practice is the main tenet of EBLIP.  There is much to do in our ever-growing and changing field: decisions must be made, practices reviewed, processes and workflows examined, policies updated, and technology implemented. For the past decade, increasing numbers of librarians and information professionals have been consulting the research literature in the fields of library and information science, and other fields such as marketing, business, management, and education, as well as conducting their own research studies, to inform their practices.

The 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference (EBLIP9) aims to bring together librarians, researchers and practitioners to discuss evidence-based practice in libraries, present research, and share best practices. The 2017 conference will consist of continuing education workshop activities and three days of keynotes, concurrent conference sessions, posters, and networking opportunities.

EBLIP9 will be held on campus at the Drexel University and downtown Philadelphia venues. EBLIP9 promises to be an exciting event as the evidence based library and information practice movement continues to gain global momentum.

For more information on NNLM SEA Professional Development Awards, see our funding page.


NNLM NTO Webinar – Teaching Topics: Get in the Picture – ACRL Framework and You – April 26, 2017

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Teaching Topics: Get in the Picture – ACRL Framework and You

Wednesday Apr 26, 2017

10 PT/11 MT/Noon CT/1:00PM ET


The NNLM National Training Office invites you to a one hour webinar about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and its impact on health sciences libraries. The “Framework” replaced ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards (2000) in May 2016. How are we responding? Five librarians offer their perspectives. If time allows, discussion and sharing among participants will be included.


Heather Collins, A.R. Dykes Health Sciences Library, University of Kansas Medical Center


1) AAHSL Competency-based medical education and Framework project

2) the New Literacies Alliance Project (Framework-based Online Learning Objects)


Hanna Schmillen, MLIS, Subject Librarian for Health Sciences Ohio University Libraries

Topic: Using Framework-based rubrics for health sciences library instruction


Jessica Shira Sender, MLS, MET, AHIP, Librarian for the College of Nursing, Michigan State University

Topic: The Framework and Nursing


Jean Song – Assistant Director, Academic and Clinical Engagement, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan

Topic: Getting Started Mapping the Framework to the Health Sciences


Natalie Tagge, MLIS, Education Services Librarian, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, Temple University

Topic: to The Framework and Undergraduate Medical Students

Beyond the SEA: Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! – April 19, 2017, 12:00PM ET

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Beyond the SEA: Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! – April 19, 2017, 12:00PM ET

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:00 ET

Presenter: Thom Pinho, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Patterson.

Presentation Summary: Visual communication is a key component of outreach and education. Too often, the message and meaning of a poster gets lost in the flotsam and jetsam of templates and textboxes.  This webinar will focus on tips and tools available freely to you to use for enhancing your presentations and adding impact to your message.  We’ll explore some past designs and exhibits and discuss what works well about them, and what could be done differently. We’ll discuss some design principles to remember like visual hierarchy and visual tension; we’ll address distilling content and information chunking; and we’ll take on sourcing and creating graphic elements.

Presenter Bio: Thom Pinho has been making information visually appealing at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library for 10 years and has been working as a freelance designer for the better part of 20 years.  Prior to his tenure with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Thom spent a decade training graphic design professionals the ins-and-outs of tricky software and design gymnastics.  Recently, Thom’s been working closely with Library faculty to develop a best-practices poster design workshop to run in conjunction with the new poster printing service he spearheaded.

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

To Join the Webinar:

  • Topic: Beyond the SEA – Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop!
  • Host: Nancy Patterson
  • Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
  • Session number: 621 708 356
  • Session password: beyond

To join the training session

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  2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
  3. Enter the session password: beyond
  4. Click “Join Now”.
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.


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  • Enter the Session Number: 621 708 356
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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.