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PubMed for Librarians: Customization – Registration Open

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 1 PM ET/12 PM CT. This live, 90-minute WebEx session will cover the following topics and offer hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned:

  1. Review My NCBI login options: Is your institution on the list?
  2. Customize your My NCBI page
  3. Shared Settings: Your library can create a custom PubMed experience for people with no My NCBI account.
  4. Save a search
  5. Email alerts for a saved search: Do research in your sleep.
  6. Collections: They can be public.
  7. My NCBI Filters: Always there when you need them.
  8. Custom Filters in My NCBI

Register here: 

Area Health Education Centers will use National Library of Medicine funds for youth development

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

The National Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Organization has announced three of its member AHEC organizations (Atlanta AHEC (The Southeast Primary Care Consortium), Eastern Connecticut AHEC, and Southeast Pennsylvania AHEC) will participate in the second year phase of a health information literacy initiative funded with $150,000 from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Projects will address youth empowerment through health information skills and social action projects.

The multi-center award approach is designed to test implementation of Project SHARE, Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment, across varying community contexts. Project SHARE is a previously funded NLM curriculum developed at the University of Maryland/Baltimore. The curriculum encourages health communication, action, leadership and evidence-based knowledge acquisition at individual, family, and community levels.  Awardee AHECs will incorporate health professions shadowing, mentoring and expertise throughout the project and are working with inner city young men, and Native American tribal youth.

A key project partner, John Scott with the Center for Public Service Communications (CPSC), will assist awardees in rolling out the projects. The CPSC has been involved in high-school based NLM activities for over a decade in South Carolina. From those experiences, a primary project component has been adopted. Project SHARE students will incorporate an over-arching social action project that, while not part of the original curriculum, has been shown to build enthusiasm and commitment to project learning in students of the South Carolina programs. New AHEC awardees will combine program elements to make an engaging experience for students.

NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center Webinar: Resources of the US Geological Survey Library (USGS)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

WHEN:  Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET  

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC and SPEAKERS:  Emily Wild, Librarian and Physical Scientist at the Denver USGS Library, will share the wealth of earth science information resources available from the library. The resources include research reports, data sets, imagery, and alerts/warnings for geological hazards including earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, floods, droughts and wildfires. The USGS is the science agency for the Department of the Interior, providing science and research about natural hazards, groundwater, environment health, and the impact of climate change.


Meeting URL:

Event Password: 1234

Audio conference information


When you log in, you will be given a choice of Audio Connections. We suggesting using the “Call Using the Computer” (VOIP) option to participate in the webinar.

If you cannot use VOIP option:

Select “Call Me” to receive a call back and provide your phone number. OR Select “I Will Call In” and enter the number below and then the access code. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Access code: 627 711 844

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.


If you are in the area you can attend the meeting in person at our offices at 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD, Suite 510 Park in the visitor’s parking lot (we will validate your parking), walk to the middle building (Democracy Two) and take the elevator to the 5th floor.


For more information on this and past meetings, see

NN/LM SCR CONNECTions Webinar – Under Pressure: Online Resource Management in the Age of Disruption – Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

SCR CONNECTions Webinar

Title: Under Pressure: Online Resource Management in the Age of Disruption

Guest Speaker: Mark Goodwin

Date: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CT / 9:00am – 10:00am MT

Description: End users (students, educators, researchers) and providers (librarians, service providers) alike face ever-increasing pressures with regard to a fundamental element of a successful academic environment: ease of access to information. Perhaps equally important is to consider which methods, tools, and pathways are best to facilitate discovery of this information, as well as discerning which resources are the most relevant for various contexts. This presentation will provide a survey of current concepts which drive the emergence of these technological tools and resources. The pressures these resources are meant to address will be discussed, as well as the new additional pressures these tools generate for the user.

Speaker Bio: Mark Goodwin spent his nearly 30 year career in the publications department at the American Physiological Society (APS). In the early 1990s, he produced the journal department’s first ever digitally edited manuscript and the first digital image to be published in their journals. He continued his work with digital tools by designing the first online editing toolkit for APS, which still serves as the basis of their system today. From 2006-2016, as Editorial Manager of the APS journals program, Goodwin and his team transitioned the APS journals program to a complete online-only, article-based XML workflow. Now self-employed as an independent consultant to academic publishers, Goodwin’s broad experience over three decades has provided him with a comprehensive perspective to speak to publishing in this digital era of disruptive technologies.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

To join the meeting:

  1. Go to:
  2. Enter the session number: 625 584 927 and password: webinar
  3. Please provide your name and email address.
  4. You may have to download and install a web add-on or run a temporary application depending on the browser you use.
  5. Select your audio connection preference:
    1. Call in – Call: 1-877-668-4493 (US/Canada Toll-free)
      1. Enter this access code: 625 584 927 #
      2. Enter the participant code given to you in the application and press #
    2. Call using computer – Adjust settings and test the connection.
  6. If you are using a mobile device, your event password is: webinar

To view live captioning, open in a separate browser window.

For any technical issues, please call: 817-735-2223.

For more information about this webinar, please visit:

National Health Observances – November 2016

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of November. 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.

NIH Featured Toolkit: American Diabetes Month

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.

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.