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2017 Health Literacy Leadership Institute – Early Registration Discount EXTENDED to 4/28/17

Friday, April 21st, 2017
 Don’t miss this year’s Health Literacy Leadership Institute (HLLI 2017) at Tufts University School of Medicine. The program is designed for both professionals and students engaged in health literacy work. This is an advanced level program that integrates peer learning to facilitate and encourage research and best practices.  Whether you work in the community or healthcare this program will help you achieve your goals and improve health literacy. Register before April 28th to receive the early registration discount.

 WHAT:             Health Literacy Leadership Institute 2017

WHY:               To advance health literacy and build leadership in the field

WHEN:            June 12 – 16, 2017

WHERE:           Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA)

HOW:              Early registration discount ends April 28, 2017.  Register today!

For more information and to register:


Facebook:       @HealthLiteracyLeadership

If you have any questions, please email

Request for Information: NNLM Seeks To Understand Library Research/Data-Related Services

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

With the arrival of Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., as the new Director of the National Library of Medicine, the NNLM is thrilled to see her excitement, enthusiasm, and emphasis on the importance data plays and will play in biomedical discovery and delivery of healthcare. This means that if your library is supporting data-related research anywhere along the research lifecycle, the RML would like to know about it.

The NNLM is broadly defining research/data services librarians as those who provide a wide range of expertise in training, consultation, or information access support for researchers at any point along the research data lifecycle. Training might include teaching data visualization, metadata standards, or data related requirements from funders, such as NIH or NSF. Consultation services may include developing or maintaining a service framework to manage researcher’s data throughout the research lifecycle. It could include collaboration with researchers to find or create data, develop effective data management strategies, analyze or visualize data, or preserve/store data. Research/data services librarians might support biomedical big data or assist with access/training on specialty software packages for statistical, geospatial, or qualitative data analysis.

Each of the Regional Medical Libraries will reach out to their Network members over the next few weeks with a series of questions designed to help increase their understanding about how Network members support the research/data-related efforts at their institutions. This understanding will inform NNLM on the types of research/data-related services being provided by NNLM Network member institutions to their communities. Understanding who provides research/data-related services will improve communication with those experts and the NNLM.

This environmental scan seeks to understand a variety services, such as staffing, job titles/descriptions, terms used to promote services, content use (original vs links to content), etc.

Note to Library Directors – If you would like to make sure your research/data-related services librarian in involved in this scan, please contact Tony Nguyen.

Link to questionnaire:


Job Opportunity: NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator, Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Professions Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine. The Health Professions Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evaluating outreach and education programs, focusing on NLM resources and increasing access to biomedical and health information, directed toward community health professionals, minority health professionals and public health workers.

A complete position announcement including job responsibilities, qualifications, salary/benefits and where to apply may be viewed at:

NNLM SEA and NDCO Closed – March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM),  Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) are closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017 due to inclement weather in Baltimore, MD where our offices are located.

NLM, SEA and NDCO Offices Closed Monday, January 16, 2017

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SE/A Region office and the NDCO will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 to observe  Dr. Martin Luther King Day.  We will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday, January 16,2017.

The National Library of Medicine will also be closed on the 16th of January for MLK Day and also on January 20, 2017 for the inauguration event in DC.

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

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