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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

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

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

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:

NN/LM SE/A Seeking Applications for Funding

Exhibitor Award: Funding for exhibits at state and/or local meetings of health professionals, information professionals and health consumers. It provides an opportunity to promote NLM products, S/EA programs or SE/A member libraries to target populations. Funding covers registration and booth fees, travel and per diems, communication costs, and equipment rental if needed and associated costs for the exhibit.

  • Amount: Up to $2000
  • Application Deadline: Until depleted

Medical Library Project: Projects should strengthen the involvement of health sciences/medical librarians within their institution and/or community–to promote involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.

  • Amount: Up to $15000
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Health Information Outreach: Projects directed at improving health information literacy and/or ensuring that healthcare consumers are aware of, and have access to, high quality electronic information resources. Or directed at improving use of quality health information resources by health professionals, including colleges and universities.

  • Amount: Up to $15000
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Professional Development: To enable individuals at SE/A Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.

  • Amount: Up to $1500
  • Application Deadline: Until depleted

Technology Improvement: To enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software.

  • Amount: Up to $15000
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Details for these awards may be found on the SE/A Funding Opportunities page. All award proposals will be submitted via an online form linked from the award description. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria. Some awards are eligible for IDC, and all funds must be spent by April 30, 2018.

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

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

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