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NLM and NN/LM News and Educational Opportunities

Postings for the Middle Atlantic Region:


  1. Your feedback is requested to develop the NN/LM Training Program – Learning: you do it every day because you’re curious and you want to stay informed. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) can help you learn what you care about…and we’d like to do it on your terms.

Please complete our training needs assessment. By doing so, your responses will guide NN/LM in developing programs:

  • on the topics you want
  • at the right level
  • in a format that works for you

This needs assessment is being conducted by the NN/LM Training Office (NTO) and is estimated to take 10-15 minutes to complete.

  1. Your Feedback is needed to shape NLM’s priorities and future directionsThe National Library of Medicine is undertaking a Strategic Planning Process and is soliciting input from its broad stakeholder community.  Please help get the word out and encourage all users of NLM resources and services to respond by January 9, 2017.

NLM and NN/LM Educational Opportunities:

Improving the Health Safety and Well-being of LGBT Population – Sponsored by Pacific Northwest Region / 60 minute webinar / November 16, 2016 4pm-5pm ET Details

Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: EDirect for PubMed  – Sponsored by the National Training Office / 3 part webinar series / Starts November 30  Details and registration

NN/LM Resource Picks: AIDSource and AIDSinfo – NN/LM Collaboration / 60 minute webinar / November 30, 2016 3pm-4pm ET Details and registration

BD2K Open Data Science Symposium – Sponsored by NIH / in-person and webcast / December 1, 2016 8:30am – 4:00pm ET Register by November 18

From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens – Sponsored by MAR / 1 hour webinar at 11am ET December 8, 2016 with class continuing online via Moodle to obtain 3 MLA CE’s Details and registration

Creating a campus-wide research data services committee: The good, The bad, and The… – Sponsored by the New England Region / 2 part webinar series / December 6 and 7, 2016 noon ET Details and registration

Resources for Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing – Sponsored by the National Training Office / 60 minute webinar / December 8, 2016 1pm-2pm ET Details and registration


National Network of Libraries of Medicine News:

Mean, Median or Mode–What’s the Difference? – National Evaluation Office blog posting

Applications Now Open for Spring and Fall 2017 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses (Applications Due December 5, 2016 8 AM). Watch MAR’s webinar on the course on YouTube.

Happy Veterans Day! MedlinePlus has resources on Veterans and Military Health


National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News:

NLM is now hiring a new Deputy Director to replace retiring Betsy L. Humphreys – Applications due December 22

NLM Launches “Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America” – Special Display, Traveling Banner Exhibition, and Online Exhibition

Taking a Stand–NLM Resources Help Students Prepare for National History Day – Through NLM resources, students can discover individuals taking a stand for the inclusion of women and African Americans in medicine; for improved mental health care and for recognizing domestic violence as a serious health issue. They can also discover how individuals took stands on smoking, AIDS, and other health issues, and how the federal government took a stand against the mislabeling of foods and drugs sold to the public and helped standardize packing.

#FindCareInfo Twitter Chat – November 16, 2016 1-2pm ET

Associate Fellowship Program – Applications due January 27, 2017

Other Items of Interest:

Job Posting: Innovation Librarian – Health Sciences Libraries, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

18th International Conference on Grey Literature – New York Academy of Medicine, November 28-29, 2016. Professional development awards available.

Sent to you by….

Renae Barger
Michelle Burda
Lydia Collins
Kate Flewelling
Hannah Sinemus
Elaina Vitale
NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region –

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