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Free Exercise Information for Your Older Patients and Health Consumers!

Friday, August 5th, 2016

As health professionals, you already know how important exercise and physical activity are for maintaining health and function, especially as people get older. But did you know the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has a variety of free materials to help seniors become and stay physically active? Sample exercises, an exercise guide book, easy-to-print tip sheets with information about the health benefits of physical activity, even tools for setting goals and tracking progress, NIA’s got it all. What’s more, all the information in these resources is based on research in people ages 50+.

Learn more about the Go4Life exercise and physical activity campaign and use it in your conversations with clients about ways they can incorporate exercise into their daily lives. Clients can get activity ideas, and sign up to receive free e-mail exercise tips and weekly motivation from Go4Life virtual coaches. You can sign up to become a Go4Life partner to get updates on the latest campaign activities, as well as have a voice in shaping campaign materials so that they best meet your needs.

And, please join us to celebrate Go4Life Month this September. This year’s theme is #Fit4Function, focusing on the practical benefits of exercise and physical activity, like being able to drive, carry groceries into the house, do yardwork, walk the dog – all activities important to older adults.

Remember Go4Life has what you need to help your older clients become more active for their health and function!

NLM Resources for Nurses

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Does your library serve nurses or nursing students?

If so, then check out the latest videos from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). In less than four minutes learn about 15 different resources – all free, reliable, and online – to support nursing research and promote quality health outcomes.

Additionally, NLM has resources for nurses to help with patient education. In less than 3 minutes, learn about 11 different resources – all free, reliable, and online – to help patients and their families learn more about diseases, disorders, conditions, and treatments.

Once you’ve watched it, please share these videos to nurses and nursing students. Information like this wants to be shared!

Want more videos on quality health resources? Subscribe to the NLM YouTube Channel.


Focus on NLM Resources: Genetics Home Reference – Thursday August 4, 2016 12 PM ET

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region would like to invite you to the upcoming webinar.

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016, 12 PM EDT/9 AM PDT.

Topic: Genetics Home Reference

Presenter: Stephanie Morrison, MPH, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Description: Genetics Home Reference is the NLM website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions. A recent redesign of the website introduced a completely new look and feel, improved navigation, and hundreds of educational images. This presentation will cover the development and use of this NLM resource, with a focus on the recent changes.

Registration is required. Please visit the NN/LM MAR Class Registration page to reserve your spot today!

Upon completion of this webinar; each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. 

National Health Observances – August 2016

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of August. By supporting National health Observances, you can:

  • Educate the public about health risks
  • Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
  • Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest.

Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.

Source: 2016 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Announcing Exciting Plans at the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Exciting plans are underway, to enhance the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative and make your experience as a librarian easier, more streamlined, and better focused on your needs.

We have been meeting, working, and negotiating with vendors this summer, many of whom would like to talk directly with you. Thanks to greater participation among the HSLANJ GLI, and our collective group purchasing power, we are commanding the attention of vendors like never before!

Over the next several weeks, you will likely be receiving numerous emails inviting you to participate in surveys by vendors such as Ovid, BMJ, McGraw Hill, Springer, SAGE and others.

We understand how busy you are as a librarian, but we also encourage you to take time for each of these surveys. They are vital. Your answers will help shape future vendor offers through the HSLANJ GLI. Please answer all of the surveys that are sent your way if possible, regardless of how many times you have or haven’t participated in the GLI. All opinions are needed!

A little food-for-thought…

Questions to consider as a preview to the surveys:

  • How can participation in the GLI be enhanced for your benefit?
  • Do you have content needs that are not being met through the GLI?

Thank you—we greatly appreciate your time and insights! And we look forward to sharing more exciting plans about the GLI very soon!


Robb Mackes

Executive Director, HSLANJ

Project Manager, GLI


The HSLANJ GLI is endorsed by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), MAR and SE/A, as the lead organization capable of assisting health sciences librarians obtain resources. 

Founded in 1972, HSLANJ is a non-profit organization which encourages the professional development and advancement of librarianship to improve the quality of library services provided by health care organizations.  

Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340-01 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.