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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

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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.  

New Moodle Class: From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) invites you to this 3 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

August 15th, 2016 – September 6th, 2016

Class Description:

This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

This class has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association for each part and is eligible for MLA Level I and Level II CHIS.


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.